Al Futtaim launched a refreshed best seller in the Midsize SUV category, we all know it as the Toyota Prado. A staple off-roader/SUV that you see a lot in this region that has cemented its capabilities both in the urban jungle and the desert terrain that outlays the cities in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Futtaim Launches the all new Land Cruiser Prado for 2018 in Dubai
This is a mid life refresh, but calling it just a refresh would not be giving the engineers at Toyota the justice they richly deserve. The changes include a newly designed bonnet, radiator grille, headlamps, front bumper and fenders, the front of the Prado draws on several structural elements from its unique design heritage.
Furthermore, the radiator grille and headlamps have been placed higher for greater off-road functionality. The grille openings are enlarged to allow for optimum engine cooling performance, while the headlamp main beams are positioned inboard to avoid damage from obstacles during off-road driving.
In keeping with the Prado’s heritage, the grille features broad vertical bars with slit-shaped cooling openings finished in chrome. Integrating high and low beams, a front turn signal lamp and Daytime Running Lights (DRL) within a distinctive casing, the headlamp clusters may be equipped with either halogen or LED/halogen headlamps, the latter incorporating LED DRL. In profile, the front bumper peak has been raised, and the bonnet, fender line, front bumper and rear bumper are now aligned on the same horizontal axis, giving the new Prado a more athletic and dynamic posture. The vehicle profile is further enhanced by a choice of six-spoke 17’’ alloys, or a high gloss painted 18’’ alloy wheel.
Powerplant | 2018 Land Cruiser Prado
The new Prado is available in two engine options including a 4-cylinder 2.7-liter in-line 16-valve DOHC format with VVT-i producing 164 hp and up to 25.1 kg-m and a V6 engine 4.0-liter 24-valve DOHC with dual VVT-I producing 271 hp and up to 38.9 kg-m.
Both petrol engines are mated with a 6-speed ‘Super-Intelligent Electronically’ controlled automatic transmission with multi-mode sequential shift mode that allows the driver to select gears manually, making it ideal for added control in challenging weather conditions.
Interior | 2018 Land Cruiser Prado
The interior which gets most of the attention and time comes with a more refined finish. Subtle changes which makes a big difference are implemented, such as lowering the top of the new center console tower for a sleeker appearance and improved front visibility when driving off-road.
A high-definition 9-inch full-color multimedia screen enables centralized control of navigation and audiovisual systems. In addition to AM/FM radio and a DVD player, the JBL system positions 14 speakers through the cabin, creating a quality sound space. The amplifier is compatible with Clari-Fi™, a compressed audio restoration technology that helps play the music as close to its original audio quality by recreating the high-range and low-range sounds, as well as sounds of the natural vocal and stereo feelings that are usually suppressed when saving files in the MP3 format.
The system also features Bluetooth support and has USB and mini-jack inputs offering external audio input, enabling the driver and passengers to easily connect playback devices to enjoy their favorite music. Rear seat passengers can also enjoy video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs and other sources on the large, retractable 9-inch LCD monitor.
Price | 2018 Land Cruiser Prado
The 2018 Land Cruiser Prado is available in 4 grades and 8 derivatives.
- 3-door 2.7 L GXR starting at AED 129,900
- 5-door 2.7L engine, coming in EXR for AED 129,900, GXR for AED 144,900 and VXR for AED 159,900
- 5-door 4.0L engine available in EXR for AED 159,900, GXR for AED 179,900, VXR for AED 194,900 and now an even more exclusive grade the Limited priced at AED 204,900 which comes fitted with leather beige interior.
The new Land Cruiser Prado comes in ten exterior colors, including two new colors: Blackish Ageha Glass Flake and Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic and 2 interior colors including ‘Neutral Beige’ and ‘Saddle Tan’ and is available across all Toyota showrooms in the UAE.