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Friday, February 9, 2018

Toyota Showcases All New Land Cruiser Prado at Auto Expo 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor showcases the All New Land Cruiser Prado at the  Auto Expo 2018.  One of the most celebrated off-roader globally, the Prado in its renewed avatar comes with robust exteriors, impressive and highly functional interiors, while maintaining the legendary toughness and substance of the SUV.

A next-generation mid-sized Land Cruiser, the All New Prado boasts of exterior updates through a new hood, radiator grille, headlamps, bumpers, fenders and a cabin that is spruced with a new design combimeter and center console is available in D-4D Diesel with engine offering a power of 127 kW @ 3400 rpm and a torque 410 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm.

Commenting on the new offering,  N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Sales & Service, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are delighted to showcase the renewed version of our luxury SUV with go-anywhere capability – the All New Land Cruiser Prado in the Indian market.  Over the years, we have continued to hone the Prado to embody an SUV of indomitable repute which has made it a head turner in any city and off-roader that will leave others trailing behind. Encompassing the enduring Land Cruiser DNA of a hard-core off-roader ready to take on any hurdles coupled with advanced robustness and functionality, the Prado’s heroic stance traces back to years of off-roading adventure and dominance on city roads. Also equipped with top-notch off-road features such as crawl control and multi-terrain select, the Prado is an offering apt for ardent adventure lovers. One of the finest of SUVs, today Prado has been esteemed in around 190 countries, by 2.95 million customers.

The All New Land Cruiser Prado is a radical evolution towards a more modern and advanced impression in line with the changing lifestyle preferences of our customers. Built on the ironic heritage of QDR [Quality, Durability, and Reliability] leadership and our commitment to the rich heritage of Toyota’s unconquerable SUVs, we are certain that this new offering will continue to delight our Indian customers who are looking for a top-class SUV. Today Utility Vehicles (UVs) constitute around 28% of the mass market vehicles in India, and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) about 40% of higher price products.UVs have been always our stronghold, and with this we hope to further consolidate our position in the market and complement our four wheel drive range he added.

The New Land Cruiser Prado will be available in three new Exterior Colors- Blackish Ageha, Avant Garde Bronze and Vintage Brown Pearl apart from its existing colors (White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic and Red Mica Metallic and two New Interior Colors- Neutral Beige and  Redwood apart from the existing Black color.
Ø  Exteriors -  Tough styling as a genuine SUV and robust new exterior that will assert the powerful on-road presence
Ø  Interiors – Advanced impression with a highly functional layout and refined craftsmanship

New & Advanced Robust Exteriors:

Ø  New and imposing Hood & Radiator Grille
Ø  All new LED Headlamps and taillights
Ø  All new front and rear bumpers
Ø  Chrome door window frame moulding
Ø  New Fenders
Ø  ORVM – Puddle lamp addition
Ø  Alloy Wheels with New high brightness paint
Ø  New license plate garnish

New Luxurious & Modern Interior Features:

Ø  New design Combimeter and Center Console
Ø  Robust and Modern seat upholstery and ornaments
Ø  Driver and passenger seat ventilation and heating
Ø  New Steering Wheel
Ø  Illuminated Entry System [ Side + Rear Step ]
Ø  New Interior colors and Ornaments
Ø  Painted inside door handle

   Safety & securities:

Ø  ABS [Anti-lock Braking System] with EBD [Electronic Brake-force Distribution] and BA [Brake Assist]
Ø  7 SRS Airbags: Driver, Passenger, Driver & Passenger Side, Driver Knee, Curtain Side Airbags
Ø  Whiplash Injury Lessening [WIL] Headrests [Front only]
Ø  Vehicle Stability Control [VSC]
Ø  Tyre Pressure Monitoring System [TPMS]
Ø  Immobilizer
Ø  Angle sensor in Intrusion sensor

     Chassis and Transmission

Ø  Suspension Front / Rear - ( Double Wishbone / 4 – Link with Air Spring , Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System [ KDSS], Adaptive Variable Suspension [Comfort,Normal,Sport Modes] with Rear Air Suspension
Ø  Brake Front / Rear – Ventilated Disc/ Ventilated Disc
Ø  Transmission – 5 Speed Automatic
Ø  Drive type – 4WD

      Off-road Features:

Ø  Crawl Control [5 Speed Select]
Ø  Multi Terrain Select [MTS]
Ø  Multi Terrain Monitor [4 Camera Surround Check]
Ø  Panoramic View Monitor

*The vehicle prototype is undergoing evaluation by testing agencies and type approval certificate is awaited

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