Toyota Prado Kakadu

Toyota Prado Kakadu

The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has been introduced for the Australian market with an all-new 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre turbocharged common-rail diesel engine leading the raft of updates. Elsewhere, updates include a revised 1GR-FE 4.0 litre petrol V6 mill, a six-speed automatic transmission and more kit on select variants.

Exterior wise, matters remain familiar while the interior of the GXL grade sees satellite navigation added on as standard. The focus, as mentioned, revolves around the new and updated engines with both mills said to be Euro 5 compliant – the diesel engine is now equipped with a particulate filter.

Toyota Prado 2.8 litre 1GD engine

Said mill produces a total of 174 hp at 3,400 rpm and 420 Nm of torque between 1,400 to 2,600 rpm when paired to the six-speed manual. Opting for the aforementioned six-speed auto will see torque figures jump to 450 Nm from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm instead. Toyota claims the new mill makes more power than the outgoing unit while recording a fuel consumption figure of just 7.9 l/100 km (8 l/100 km with the auto).

As for the petrol engine, the familiar 4.0 litre V6 mill now puts out 278 hp (up by 7 hp) at 5,600 rpm and an unchanged 381 Nm of twist at 4,400 rpm – the slight hike in power arrives courtesy of a new set of injectors, a remapped ECU and a revised exhaust system. Like its oil-burning twin, the petrol unit can be had with either the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Prado GXL

Elsewhere, the entire lineup remains as is with a total of five variants offered. Beginning with the diesel-only GX, said trim can be specced with five or seven seats while the seven-seat GXL, VX and Kakadu trims offers both engine choices. The VX and range-topping Kakadu are further distinguished by being auto-only.

Prices begin at AU$52,990 (RM156,589) for the five-seater, manual-equipped GX variant and climbs all the way to AU$83,490 (RM246,719) for the flagship, petrol-powered Kakadu model. Premium paint would cost owners a further AU$550 (RM1,625).