16 Nov 2018 Land Cruiser Prado with V6 Engine and Excellent Off-road Capabilities
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is a refreshing facelift luxury SUV that is equipped with a host of advanced technologies such as Crawl Control and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. This SUV is fitted with exceptional performance attributes that make it a perfect powerful off-road vehicle to be driven on different kinds of terrains.
Toyota has truly revealed the potential of Prado with innovative features that combine together to make this SUV the most powerful vehicle in the Land Cruiser family. These innovative features of this luxury SUV make it a perfect vehicle for both the city ride and adventurous trips. Now the driver of 2018 Land Cruiser Prado can see the end of the road with advanced equipments such as a new multi-terrain monitor that assists with blind spots.
2018 Land Cruiser Prado comes with different trim levels that are GXR three-door with a V4 engine and five-door EXR, GXR, VXR, and Limited with V6 engine. The SUV is equipped with excellent advanced safety features such as TSS (Toyota Safety Sense) to take the passengers in confidence when it leaves the road behind.
Here is a comprehensive analysis of this full size Luxury SUV with a close look at its design, performance, technologies, safety features and more.
Design of 2018 Land Cruiser Prado
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado has been designed to perfectly suit any kind of road that lies ahead. Land Cruiser Prado GXR comes with three doors that perfectly recreate the classic Toyota three door SUV feel with a modern design. It has an eye-catching exterior that leaves an aggressive impression wherever this SUV goes and an innovative interior fitted with luxuries to make the ride comfortable and memorable.
The all-new Land Cruiser Prado with its 4DW heritage evident in every aspect and commanding exterior design perfectly shows its presence. It has bold lines and cutting edges on the body that deliver a striking look to the SUV. It has an aerodynamic body that improves the stability and fuel efficiency.
Land Cruiser Prado has attractive front fascia with classic chrome radiator single frame grille and Toyota badge that adds to the vehicle’s aggressive looks. The SUV has an excellent ground clearance that makes it perfect to suit different kinds of roads. The front bumper of the SUV is fitted with large air vents to provide fresh air to the engine and reduction of air drag.
It has body color roof spoiler that perfectly enables a smooth passage of air around the vehicle for enhanced aerodynamics. The upper models of the SUV feature Chrome inserts for door mirrors and side protection moulding that make the exterior look purposeful. The available silver roof rails add to the vehicle’s attractive profile and give it a true SUV shape.
The Land Cruiser Prado 2018 now features standard front LED headlamps with auto levelling functions that automatically adjust the light according to changing road conditions. It has standard front fog lamps with LED lights that improve the vehicle’s visibility during the bad weather conditions. The upper models of the SUV have LED daytime running lights that enhance the vehicle’s visibility for other commuters and LED rear lights that also add to its visibility for the fast approaching vehicles.
The SUV has front bumper mud guards that effectively keeps the vehicle under side clean enhanced its off-road capabilities. It has standard 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels that provide excellent grip to the vehicle on different kinds of roads.
The interior of Land Cruiser GXR 3-door is ergonomically designed with fine materials to make the ride of the passengers comfortable. The cabin provides ample headroom and legroom for the rear passengers that improve the comfort level. It has fabric seats that are adjusted perfectly inside the cabin and provide seating to five persons. Moreover, the interior has manual air conditioning with rear air vents, center console cooler box, central locking, leather-trimmed steering wheel, power steering, power windows, floor mats, and push start button.
2018 Land Cruiser Prado 5-door has leather trimmed seats in the cabin and provide seating to 7 persons. A dual-zone automatic climate control is available that allows the passengers to set their desired temperatures without any difficulty. It has multi-stage ventilated front seats that enhanced the comfort level of the driver and front passenger during the ride. These front seats feature power adjustability that enables the passengers to set their desired seating positions. To increase the cargo space in the interior, the power folding down third-row seats can be folded that allow the passengers to carry extra luggage.
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is fitted with enhanced on and off road capabilities with advanced suspension system and powerful frame structure that deliver excellent stability to the vehicle on the road. All models of the SUV feature an advanced 4WD (four-wheel drive) System that improves its off-road capabilities. The SUV has two different engine each capable of delivering a superior performance.
It has a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine with VVT-I features that produces 164 horsepower and delivers 246Nm of torque. This engine can be paired either with either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission and supports a four-wheel drive. It provides a combined fuel efficiency of 8.4-litre per 100 Km. With this engine, the SUV can reach 0-100 Km/h in 12.5 seconds at a top speed of 170 Km/h.
The SUV has a 4.0-litre 6-cylinder 24-valve DOHC engine with Dual VVT-I features that is capable of producing 271 horsepower and a torque of 381Nm. This engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission and supports a four-wheel drive. It provides a combined fuel efficiency of 8.0-litre per 100 Km. With this engine, the Land Cruiser Prado can go from 0-100 Km/h in 8.5 seconds at a top speed of 200 Km/h.
The superior comfort and convenience for everyone in the interior of 2018 Land Cruiser Prado are enhanced by the available technologies that make the ride fun and entertaining. A 9.0-inch touchscreen now comes as a standard feature and provides the usage of different available technologies to the passengers. It has a navigation system with excellent visuals that enable the driver to navigate the roads easily.
Land Cruiser Prado has Bluetooth as a standard feature across all models that allow the passengers to connect their smartphones for audio streaming, telephone, etc. The available standard 6-speaker sound system with Audio AM/FM/CD deliver an all-around audio experience during the ride. It has USB ports that are used for charging of the smartphones and media connectivity.
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is equipped with active safety features that make it an ideal safe SUV to drive on different kinds of terrains. All models of this luxury SUV include multiple airbags to protect the passengers in event of a collision. Following are the available safety features:
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Rear View Camera
- Anti-lock Brake System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Child Restraint System
- Brake Assist
- Traction Control
- Rear Fog Lamps
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Front Parking Sensors
- Centre Differential Lock
- Hill Start Assist Control
- Down Hill Assist Control
- Cruise Control
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Multi Terrain Select
- Multi Terrain Monitor with 4 Cameras
- Dual Front Airbags
- Sides/Curtain/Knee Airbags
- Blind Spot Detection
- Crawl Control
- Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System
Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is already available in the UAE with its 3-door GXR model at AED 129,900 and 5-door model at a starting price of AED 159,900. This is a luxury off-road SUV and has all the capabilities to make the trips comfortable and safe. Moreover, it has powerful performance attributes that make it a true off-road vehicle to be driven in different road conditions.
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