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Upgrade for Toyota's Cruiser Prado

2013-12-04 08:10

UPGRADE FOR CRUISER PRADO: Toyota SA chose Namibia (where else!) to launch its revamped Prado to the media. Image: Marc Bow

Toyota’s iconic Land Cruiser Prado has undergone a metamorphosis with bolder exterior styling, a more refined interior and even better handling for 2014.

Ringing the exterior changes is an extensive redesign with a deeper front bumper, heritage-inspired grille and newly styled alloy rims that reinforce the Prado's toughness, reliability and off-road prowess.

Interiors, too, have benefited from comprehensive upgrades that raise quality, convenience and ease of use with new multi-media audio systems as well as a redesigned dashboard featuring improved materials, detailing and features.

LOTS OF MONITORS

Under-the-skin fettling comprises upgrades to the electronically-modulated kinetic dynamic suspension to enhance handling and ride comfort characteristics.

Finally, Toyota has amplified functionality by providing additional driver guidance aids such as blind-spot and tyre-pressure monitors.
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Toyota SA Motors senior vice president for sales and marketing, Calvyn Hamman, says the upgrades will reaffirm the Land Cruiser Prado as one of the most technically advanced and easy-to-use 4WD vehicles in the world.

Wheels24's DAVE FALL was at the launch and will be filing an on-the-spot report.

PRICES / WARRANTIES (all models have a/t, prices include VAT)
Land Cruiser Prado TX 4.0 V6 - R632 200 (incl. VAT)
Land Cruiser Prado TX 3.0 DT -  R642 000
Land Cruiser Prado VX 4.0 V6 - R728 200
Land Cruiser Prado VX 3.0 DT - R732 400
Land Cruiser Prado VX 4.0 V6 Sunroof -  738 200
Land Cruiser Prado VX 3.0 DT Sunroof - R742 400

Each Prado will be delivered with a three-year/100,000km warranty and a five-year/ 90 000km service plan. The new models are also supported by the ToyotaCare Roadside Assistance Programme which entitles customers to 24-hour roadside assistance,.
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