Toyota Australia has updated the popular LandCruiser Prado for MY2016 with the addition of a revised powertrain line-up along with minor updates. The company has added an all-new turbo-diesel engine and revised the petrol V6 engine, while adding a new 6-speed automatic transmission to the line-up.
The all-new 1GD-FTV 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine will replace the 3.0-litre engine previously offered. The new engine has been downsized by 227 cm3 yet it produces enhanced output of 450Nm while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The engine offers fuel efficiency of 12.5 km/l with the automatic transmission and 12.65 km/l with the manual transmission in combined cycle.
The 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine has also been updated and now produces an additional 5kW (6.7 hp) peaking at 207kW (277 hp) of power while lowering CO2 emissions by up to 1.8% from the earlier version. The engine features new injectors, revised ECU mapping and an improved exhaust system for enhanced fuel flow and atomisation.
A new 6-speed automatic transmission will be offered on both the engines with new technology that monitors acceleration and conditions to select the gears. It also features the inclusion of artificial inelegance shift control to optimise responses to acceleration and engine braking. A 6-speed manual transmission will also be offered.
The 2016 Prado also gets the addition of satellite navigation on the GXL trim levels. The system features the ‘navigate to destination’ menu with the Toyota Link4 connected mobility system. The infotainment system in the GXL also adds more 3-speakers, taking up the total number of speakers to 9.
The addition of satellite navigation to the popular grade brings the convenience of this technology to the vast majority of Prado buyers. GXL – including the special-edition “Altitude” diesel based on this grade – accounts for more than three-quarters of all Prado sales. VX and Kakadu are already equipped with this feature.
The range-topping Kakadu trim level also adds Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system, which warns the driver of approaching vehicles while reversing. The 2016 Prado features an increase in prices from 0.5% to 2.6% and is priced from AU$52,990..
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Prices – Australia
GX 5-seat – AU$52,990
GX 7-seat – AU$55,490
GXL – AU$59,990
GX 5-seat – AU$54,990
GX 7-seat – AU$57,490
GXL – AU$61,990
VX – AU$73,990
Kakadu – AU$84,490
GXL – AU$60,990
VX – AU$72,990
Kakadu – AU$83,490
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