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Toyota Prado 2017 pricing and spec confirmed


Toyota has added some new active safety features to its strong-selling LandCruiser Prado off-roader range as part of a late-life model update that also ushers in some price cuts.

Prices have been reduced by $1200 on the Prado GXL manual that will now sell for $59,990 plus on-road costs, while the VX automatic is down by $911 to a new price-point of $73,990. Five variants have had their prices chopped.

The Prado, which already has a vice-like grip on the large SUV segment with a commanding 13.4 per cent market share this year, is also luring buyers with important safety equipment levels.

Standard on all Prado models is satellite navigation and connectivity, while automatic versions gain Toyota’s pre-collision package of auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, active cruise control, lane departure warning and auto high beam.

AEB was previously only available on the VX and Kakadu versions.

Top-of-the-range Kakadu now has drive mode select and panoramic view monitor, while receiving a $1121 price reduction. Top-of-the-range Kakadu now has drive mode select and panoramic view monitor, while receiving a $1121 price reduction.

Toyota has singled out the GX automatic model for a host of upgrades including the new safety pack, a 500kg increase in towing capacity (to 3000kg) and a refreshed interior with a new instrument panel. This comes with a $400 price rise.

The GXL manual – which has the biggest price drop of $1200 – also comes with LED headlights, daytime running lights and foglights. The automatic version adds to this with the new safety pack, 'Optitron' instruments, colour information screen and a rear differential lock.

Pricing for the VX has reduced by $911 yet above the safety pack, gains a panoramic view monitor and multi-terrain monitor, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and rear diff lock. Inside it gets ventilated front seats and a cool box. 

Top-of-the-range Kakadu now has drive mode select and panoramic view monitor, while receiving a $1121 price reduction.

A $3500 option pack for GXL adds leather trim, ventilated front seats with electric adjustment, and heated front and second-row seats.

Cabin changes include a redesigned dashboard and switches, with a lower dash top and a centre console that has a new flush-face air-conditioning panel.

Toyota said the diesel represented 98.8  per cent  of Prado sales, leading to the V6 petrol being discontinued.

Exterior changes to the Prado range are new fenders with higher edges and a bonnet that has been scalloped in the centre, both modified to increase forward visibility for the driver.

The front and rear bumpers have been changed to increase the approach and departure angles, while the grille is revised with broader vertical slats. The headlights now have the main beam on the inside.

The new LandCruiser Prado is now no longer available with a petrol engine. Toyota said the diesel represented 98.8 per cent of Prado sales, leading to the V6 petrol being discontinued.

It carries over its 2.8-litre turbo-diesel drivetrain and six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions with low-range transfer case. The diesel engine is rated at 130kW/450Nm (420Nm for the manual).

Toyota has added two new colours – 'Peacock Black' and 'Dusty Bronze' – to the palette and supply the GX and GXL with grey fabric cabin trim with the option of black leather-accented trim on GXL auto. VX and Kakadu have black and beige leather-accented trim.

The Prado is Australia's best-selling large SUV with 12,900 sales in the first 10 months of this year. Its nearest rival is another Toyota, the petrol-powered Kluger, with 10,256 sales.

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