The fourth generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has arrived in NZ, we review the GX 5 model. This large 4WD SUV has been given a new look for the latest model. It retains the SUV shape of previous models but has a re-styled front with a huge vertically-stacked chrome grille and higher front headlights. The rear now has a wider license plate and redesigned taillights.
The base model GX 5 comes with an astounding array of features. Inside there’s a whole new look with modern colour schemes, a higher central console, a 7″ colour display, rear view camera, audio controls on the steering wheel and a six speaker audio system.
Outside there are 17″ alloys, roof rails and front and rear towing hooks. The braked towing capacity is 2500kg which is top of the shop for an SUV.
It’s incredibly quiet to drive thanks to extensive use of sound proofing which adds to the luxurious comfort level and driving experience.
This 7 seater boasts improved access to the third row of seats and the interior is spacious with 7 proper sized seats unlike some other SUVs where the third row feels like an after-thought. On the safety front it has impact absorbing crumple zones, ABS, brake assist, vehicle stability control, airbags for everyone and parking sensors.
The GX model has a 3.0L turbo diesel engine which accelerates from 0-100km/h in 11 seconds and uses an average of 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle. A 4.0L V6 petrol model is also available.
Five-speed automatic models come with a multi-terrain system which allows you to select from 5 terrains; mud & sand, loose rock, mogul, rock and dirt & rock and the system adjusts the traction control, braking and throttle automatically.
In our opinion this is a pretty serious off-road 4WD vehicle that just happens to have 7 seats, all the latest technology and features plus style, comfort and luxury.
2014 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GX 3.0L 7 Seater Auto is available on a Driveline SmartLease™ from $1378 inc GST a month. Read more »
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