Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Passenger Vehicles
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a descendant of Toyota's earlier light-duty Land Cruisers. It is one of the three branches in Toyota's Land Cruiser line of vehicles, the other two being the station wagon and a heavy duty version. Designed for less demanding off-road duties as compared to the heavy duty Land Cruiser, Prado passenger vehicles feature a less utilitarian aesthetic with luxurious touches. However, these mid-size four-wheel drives are fitted with capable engines and built around a tough chassis that can handle difficult off-road tasks.The Prado Evolution
The first-generation Prado debuted in April 1990 with five engine options, consisting of two petrol and three diesel engines variants. Six years later, Toyota introduced the second generation J90 Prado, again with two petrol and three diesel engine options. The third-generation Prado was the first Prado designed outside of Japan. It was the first car to include an electronic hill start assist system and a downhill assist control. This model was offered with nine different engine variants, some only available in certain regions. Toyota introduced the current generation, the fourth, in 2009. In Australia, available models of the fourth generation Prado include the five-door GX, GXL, VX and Kakadu.Current Prado Variants
The current (2018 model) fourth-generation Prado GX features a large 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine and includes safety features such as pedestrian detection. It also comes with satellite navigation. The GX comes with five seats in its standard configuration. The Prado GXL adds LED headlights, roof rails, climate control air conditioning, and leather accented seats. It is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine as well, but comes with seven seats in its standard configuration. The high-end Prado Kakadu adds numerous features including crawl control and a kinetic dynamic suspension system. Other luxury touches include a moonroof and a steering wheel with a woodgrain look.