Toyota unveils the new Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota unveils the new Land Cruiser Prado

The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is here. This vehicle is a favourite among off-roading enthusiasts in South Africa.

The newest vehicle includes a 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo diesel engine delivering higher outputs of 150kW and 500Nm.

“Whether you’re driving along one of South Africa’s sun-soaked coasts, tackling sand dunes in Addo in the Eastern Cape or roughing it out in the Karoo’s desert terrain, go beyond in the new Land Cruiser Prado. With improved power output on the 2.8* turbo diesel and six-speed automatic transmission on all models, there’s no doubt your inner explorer will be released in this extreme 4×4 – built for adventure,” said the company’s website.

4WD power combines perfectly with precision and ground-breaking technology like the Multi-Terrain Select (MTS)*, Vehicle-Stability Control (VSC), Crawl Control*, Hill-Assist Control (HAC), Trailer-Sway Control (TSC), Electric Centre and Rear* Diff Lock and Active Traction Control (ATRC) to forge a new path in off-road innovation.

(*Available on selected models)

Petrol consumption:

“The Land Cruiser Prado has been manufactured to minimise its carbon foot print by using a D-4 pump that increases fuel pressure and injection efficiency and lower emissions. Guided by the goals of the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, as little impact as possible is made on the environment during each step of the process. From design to manufacturing, to end-of-life recycling programmes our planet always comes first. This is because the ultimate long-term goal for Toyota is to make all out vehicles as environmentally friendly as possible. With this in mind, the entire Prado line-up has been designed to have very low CO2 emissions,” said the company.

  • fuel consumption sips at 7.9 litres/100km
  • CO2 emissions are 209 g/km.
  • Fuel capacity is 150 litres
  • The main tank’s capacity is 87-litre
  • The sub tank’s capacity is 63-litre sub tank.
  • Maximum braked towing capacity is 3,000kg on 2.8 models.


  • Prado 2.8L Diesel TX – R 939,900
  • Prado 4.0L Petrol VX – R 1,029,000
  • Prado 2.8L Diesel VX – R 1,060,600
  • Prado 4.0L Petrol VX-L – R 1,072,600
  • Prado 2.8L Diesel VX-L – R 1,105,800

For full specs, visit the Toyota SA website here.

Picture: Toyota