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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.


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.
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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