If you kept pace with our updates, you saw this one coming.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor today launched the Land Cruiser Prado facelift. The refreshed SUV is priced at 84.87 lakh rupees (ex-showroom New Delhi).
While the car's already on sale in other countries, Toyota took its time to introduce it here as it is more of a brand shaping exercise than a volume generating product. To give you an idea, Toyota has sold about 15 units of the car in India this year.
Mechanically, the new Prado remains the same with a 2,982 cc diesel engine producing 173 PS @ 3,400 RPM and 410 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 RPM. The seven seater features a five-speed automatic transmission and comes with an all-time 4WD system.
The model has undergone a serious cosmetic surgery receiving a new grille, bumper, foglamps, LED headlights, stoplight cluster and license plate garnish. Interior enhancements include Crawl Control, Terrain management, Terrain monitor, a new 7-inch display with 'Optitron Metre', second row seat heater and tyre pressure sensor.
The Prado comes in five body colors - Silver Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Dark Blue Metallic, Grey Metallic and Black, along with two interior colors (Flaxen & Black).
Toyota has announced that bookings for the car begin today. The Prado is imported into India via the CBU route.
Toyota Prado refresh launched in India - Press Release
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