Everyone's eyes were on the new Toyota Yaris at the carmaker's pavilion at the 2018 Auto Expo. Another vehicle that grabbed our attention here was the new Land Cruiser Prado. This one has been given an overhaul for a more contemporary design, without losing the initial styling traits. While there's no word from Toyota about its availability and pricing, take a look at this exhibit at the biennial event.
The SUV was known for its chunky front grille and the new one continues to get a nicely chiseled one. The headlamps are redesigned too to make them look sleeker and are also LED driven now.
Though both the front and rear bumpers are revamped for a better appeal, they are in sync with the overall design of the car. In fact, they add more prominence to the SUV character.
The cabin also features some changes as a part of the makeover. This includes a new steering wheel as well as a redesigned center console design for it to look modern.
The new Prado is powered by Toyota's four-cylinder D-4D engine producing 170bhp and 410Nm of torque. It comes mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and gets an all-wheel drive system too.
The Land Cruiser Prado has been designed to take on the worst conditions. The front suspension is a double wishbone suspension and the rear is a multi-link unit with air springs and dynamic dampening.
The biggest highlight in terms of features is that the refreshed SUV now comes with Crawl Control. This enables the Prado to crawl off-road without a throttle input so that the driver can focus on steering it.
Then, there's multi-terrain select option which allows the driver to choose from one of the four pre-programmed driving modes. These apply subtle changes to the throttle response and braking response.