Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV Facelift launched in India

Snapshot: Toyota has launched the Land Cruiser Prado SUV facelift in India. The SUV, priced at 84.87 lakh rupees, sits between the Fortuner and Land Cruiser 200 SUVs.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV Facelift launched in India
2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV

Nearly 10 years after the launch of the first Prado in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited (TKML) has launched the facelifted 2014 Land Cruiser Prado SUV. The facelifted version of the Prado is priced at 84.87 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, an 8 lakh rupee premium compared to the outgoing model’s price of 76.22 lakh rupees.

The facelifted Prado seats seven adults and will be imported into India through the completely built unit (CBU) route. As has been the case previously, the 2014 Prado is positioned above the Fortuner, and sits under the Land Cruiser 200 as 1 of Toyota’s 3 premium SUVs sold in Indian car market.

The Prado sold in India retains the 3 liter D-4D turbo diesel engine. The motor churns out 173 PS of peak power and 410 Nm of peak torque. The engine is the same unit as the one that powers the Fortuner. On the Prado though, this motor is tuned to output more torque.

The SUV gets a full time-4 wheel drive system as standard while torque transmission to all four wheels is by means of a 5 speed automatic gearbox. The facelifted version of the 2014 Prado gets the following new features:

  • Revised head lamps and tail lamps
  • New front bumper
  • Redesigned chromed grille and fog lamp housings
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Refreshed number plate housing
  • Wood inserts for the dashboard
  • Reshaped buttons and a central dial on the center console
  • Crawl Control
  • Terrain management
  •  Terrain monitor
  • New 7-inch display with ‘Optitron Metre’
  • Second row seat heater
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Interior colour schemes in Black or Flaxen
  • Five colours: Silver Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Dark Blue Metallic, Grey Metallic and Black

While CKD assembly of the Prado, at Toyota’s Bidadi factory, off Bangalore, would have made for a more attractive price tag, the low sales volumes that this SUV generates is a reason cited for Toyota not exploring this route. The facelifted 2014 Land Cruiser Prado will take on the likes of the Mercedes Benz GL-Class and the Audi Q7.