The fifth-generation Toyota Prado will hit Aussie roads mid year with mild-hybrid tech across the range
Toyota has detailed the Australian lineup for its all-new fifth generation Land Cruiser Prado, which will debut with a five-variant lineup, a new off-road focused grade, and mild-hybridisation standard across the range when it lands on Aussie roads later this year.
The five variant lineup will be mostly familiar to Aussie buyers, with GX, GXL, VX and Kakadu nomenclature continuing, joined by an off-road focused Altitude variant.
All variants will be powered by the same inline-four 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engines with 48-volt technology delivering 150kW/500Nm and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A full-hybrid version available in the US is not part of the Australian lineup at this stage.
All Prados will come with full-time all-wheel drive, a lockable torque-sensing centre differential and selectable low-range gearing.
Towing will be 3500kg braked across the lineup.
Testament to the vehicle’s importance to Toyota domestically as the country’s 10th most popular vehicle in 2023 (delivering 20,710 units locally), Aussie buyers will be treated to a larger lineup than the slimmer US variant choice when it arrives by mid-2024.
Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said: “the new-generation Prado will continue the legacy forged by its predecessors when it arrives here later this year, with the addition of 48-volt technology and the new Altitude grade making it more appealing than ever”.
Standard features across the new Land Cruiser Prado include a 12.3-inch multimedia screen that comes equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio, and Toyota Connected Services.
The familiar five-seat GX will again be the entry-point to the local Prado lineup, with features such as:
Moving up to the seven-seat GXL gains roof rails, rear privacy glass, silver front and rear bumpers and a powered tailgate. Other additional amenities included in the GXL include:
The mid-spec VX gains additional features including a 12.3-inch digital instrument display and 14-speaker JBL audio system as well as additional driver assistance for on- and off-road usage including adaptive variable suspension, five drive modes, multi-terrain select and a multi-terrain monitor system which provides a view of the vehicle’s underfloor when off-roading.
In addition to these features, the VX also gains:
Debuting in the 2024 lineup is the new off-road-focused Altitude grade, which is available in five-seat configuration only and offers “enhanced capability” with features like 18-inch matte grey alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, a rear locking differential and new stabiliser disconnect mechanism.
The Altitude will be able to be distinguished visually by black door handles and tailgate garnish, black over-fender moulding and the option of two-tone colours. It also gains additional features over the VX, such as:
The familiar Kakadu nameplate continues to top the range for the new Prado, which will continue in seven-seat configuration including additional features including:
Standard safety features across the Land Cruiser Prado range will include a pre-collision safety system, adaptive cruise control, lane trace assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking support brake, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic view monitor, trailer sway control, and nine airbags.
Full pricing and specifications for the new-generation large SUV will be revealed closer to local launch by mid-year.
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