The supposedly leaked pics of the facelifted 150-series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado we showed you last week has turned out to be legit all right – a treasure trove of info and images of the updated baby Land Cruiser has come to light, so here are the details.
Besides a bigger grille and new teardrop-shaped headlamps with LED DRLs, the refreshed Toyota Land Cruiser Prado gets new fog lamps, revised tail lamps, new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs and a new number plate surround with larger chrome trim. Inside, the instrument cluster gets Optitron gauges and a 4.2-inch colour TFT display, while a new centre stack gets updated audio controls.
Cabin ambience has been taken up a notch by enhanced trim (including piano black, aluminium and wood grain finishes), new seat designs and fabrics for the second and third rows, as well as new colour schemes.
A 4.2-inch screen displays a new angle gauge, traction control operation at each wheel and differential lock operation screens amongst others, while a new dial controls the five-mode Multi-terrain Select and five-step Crawl Control systems.
Both the standard suspension and optional electronically-controlled Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) have been tweaked to offer better stability and comfort on-road. A Rear Cross Traffic Alert system joins the extensive suite of safety kit that includes Pre-Crash Safety, Blind Spot Monitor, Multi-terrain ABS and Active Traction Control.
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift can be had in three- and five-door versions. The five-door is powered by either a 282 hp/385 Nm 4.0 litre petrol V6 (five-speed auto only) or a 190 hp/420 Nm turbocharged 3.0 litre diesel four-cylinder engine (six-speed manual or five-speed auto), while the three-door only comes with the latter. You can shop for the pre-facelift Prado on oto.my
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado’s Stateside sister – the Lexus GX – has also received a facelift. This one hides a huge V8 behind its new spindle grille.