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 wheels that reinforce the Prado's toughness, reliability and legendary 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 System (KDSS) to enhance handling and ride comfort characteristics.
Finally, Toyota has amplified functionality by providing additional driver guidance aids such as Blind Spot Monitoring and a Tyre Inflation Warning system on the VX and Trailer Sway Control (standard across the range) that assists when towing by negating the possible unpleasant consequences of crosswinds or bumpy roads. Toyota SA Motors Senior Vice President of 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.
"Land Cruiser Prado has become renowned in the 4WD market for its blend of rugged performance and premium features.
"The latest improvements will enhance Prado's rock-solid reputation as one of the world's toughest and most reliable 4x4s while offering the cachet, comfort and on-tar performance that are important to today’s customer," Hamman says.