Updated Land Cruiser Prado launched at Rs 92.6 lakh
Toyota had showcased the updated Land Cruiser Prado during this year's Auto Expo and now the Japanese carmaker has launched it with a price tag of Rs 92.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2018 Prado gets a redesigned front end, refreshed interiors and has the same engine and outputs as the previous Prado. There's only one trim you can choose - the VxL trim.While some may argue that the 2018 Prado looks similar to the previous one, but it's our job to point out the modifications. The Prado gets a redesigned grille that gives it a more muscular look and new LED projector headlamps. Toyota has ditched the use of wood in the interior and went on to use leather all around the car. The central-console has a new faÃ§ade, but Toyota's obsession with buttons doesn't end here and the carmaker has chosen to equip the off-roader with a fair few buttons. While the other off-roaders have taken 'luxury' as their utmost priority, the Prado retains its more hardcore vibe. The Prado may lose to its German rivals on the luxury quotient, but when it comes to safety and some serious off-roading, the Prado is up there with the top dogs.It retains the 3.0-litre, in-line four-cylinder oil-burner from the previous model. It produces 170bhp and 410Nm of twist. To conquer the harsh off-roading environment, the Prado is equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. The Japanese beast is equipped with double wishbone suspension at the front and air suspension at the rear.In terms of creature comforts, it is equipped with 3-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, heated and ventilated seats, park assist, rear window defogger, cooled cup holders and steering mounted volume controls.The updated Prado gets 7 airbags, multi-terrain ABS, hill start assist, engine immobilizer, crawl control, vehicle stability control, active variable suspension, downhill assist and the kinetic dynamic suspension system - this helps to maintain the ride quality and lower body roll.There are eight paint options you can choose from - black, grey, silver, red, brown, bronze, white and blue. The big Japanese off-roader rivals the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Merc GLS, Range Rover Sport and the Volvo XC90. What do you guys think? Which one of these behemoths is a true, blue-blooded off-roader SUV?