Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
is a, mid-size four-wheel drive
vehicle in the Toyota Land Cruiser
range produced by the Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corporation
. The Prado is one of the smaller vehicles in the range. The vehicle is marketed in many other parts of the developing world, such as the Caribbean and large parts of Africa.
In Europe it is sold as simply the Toyota Land Cruiser LC3, LC4 or LC5
(depending on the generation) or with the number series designation (LC 70, LC 90 and LC 120). In North America it is not part of the Land Cruiser range, being instead sold as the Lexus GX 470
, with nearly identical body panels and a V8 engine.
The current Prado is based on Toyota's J150 platform. Previous models were based on the J70, J90 and J120 platforms. All models designated Prado feature front independent suspension
, ladder frame
and a two-speed transfer case
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is available in GX, GXL and VX spec versions. The GX is the entry level model, while the VX is the more luxurious version. In most markets it is available with either a 4.0 L petrol V6 or a 3.0 L Diesel engine. In some European countries there are commercial van
variants, based on the short-wheelbase chassis.
Predecessor (Land Cruiser 70-Light series / Bundera model: 1984 to 1990)
First developed as the light-duty of the 70 Series
, in November 1984. Available only in short body, and there were options for soft top or hard top (metal top). Names like Land Cruiser II,... Read More