Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado was first made back in 1996. Due to its rigid body design, robust performance and spacious cabin, it has been one of the favorite SUVs of all the time for many car lovers. The Land Cruiser Prado has played a significant role in building the strong reputation of Toyota. Prado has a dedicated customer base in most of the car market around the world. The practical nature of this strong SUV is the best facet of its features. It feeds healthy off road driving experience and works perfectly fine in the city conditions as well. In order to meet the expectations, Toyota has updated the Prado Land Cruiser GXL 2.9 in its 2016 model. The most important update is the addition of a pair of six-speed automatic and manual gearbox. A 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine has been introduced into the upgraded 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine Performance and Powertrain
It has a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and revised V6 engine with the outgoing model having 3.0-litre engine. The new turbocharged engine is 50 percent faster and amazingly 30 percent smaller providing deficiency in fuel consumption. The engine produces the 130kW horsepower with a sufficient amount of torque that is 420 Nm. The engine delivers the power to the car and enables it to cover 0-100 in 12.6 seconds.
Exclusive Features of Prado GXL
The new 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado offers exclusive packages for ensuring the ultimate safety. This package includes traction and stability control and seven airbags. This package comes as standard in all models of Prado. Tri –zone climate control, a nine-speaker stereo system, satellite navigational system and incorporated touch screen is are the additional features of GXL Prado. The satellite navigation features a menu “navigate to destination” that is connected with the Toyota link4 connected mobility system. The new Prado GXL comes with seven-seats as standard. The GXL gets rear parking sensors, front fog lamps, steering wheel wrapped with leather, sun visor extensions, privacy glass, heated and power-retractable exterior mirrors.
Other Trim Levels
Three other trim levels are also available. According to Toyota, it is estimated that GXL is more successful among all these trim levels.
GX comes standard with five-person sitting. The seats are covered with fabric. The car gets cruise control, rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and alloy wheels. The GX has hill-start assist and a down-hill assist whereas the VX gets an adjustable suspension, LED headlights, front parking sensors, 17-speaker JBL audio, chrome interior door handles, colored display with steering wheel switch.
The higher trim Kakadu gets rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring system, blue-ray rear seats infotainment system, height adjustable suspension, cool box and Multi-Terrain Select traction-control switch.
The Prado GXL is priced at $59,990 while the VX and Kakadu are priced at 73,990 and 84,490 respectively.