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Toyota Prado

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A bolder design, a more curvy body and superior safety features are a few of the reasons why the all new Toyota Prado (or more correctly the Toyota Landcruiser Prado) sits in the top tier of serious 4×4 machines. It’s no fluke that the LandCruiser and Prado are the top selling 4x4s in Australia. The other good one is the Nissan Patrol. Why’s this? Because they’ll do what they say they will do every day – making ownership satisfying and rewarding.

Mechanically excellent, the 4×4 Toyota Prado drivetrain is superb. When you review the drive quality you’ll find that the rugged chassis design copes with the toughest terrain, and new features like Toyota’s onboard entertainment system will make the big adventures a load of fun, too. The Kakadu model has a Rear Seat Entertainment system that plays DVDs on a remote controlled large 9-inch drop-down screen. It has surround sound and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices like your video camera and gaming consoles. Your latest Toyota Prado has an impressive array of features including electrically adjustable and heated front seats, three-zoned air conditioning, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers. You also have Smart-Entry and Smart-Start which allows you to board the Prado and start the engine without the keys.

On-road performance is powerful, too.

Think luxury, power and all-terrain don’t mix? Then think again, and take a moment to check out the latest Toyota Prado. The Prado is an elegant, sleek and rugged 4X4 that has Australia’s legendry Toyota Land Cruiser history and drive-train excellence. Drive a Toyota Prado, and you will discover that this is a vehicle that will take you anywhere on or off the road. Bigger and better looking than before, this awesome 4WD from Toyota is practically unstoppable off-road.

Under the Prado’s bonnet is a choice of two different power plants. A 3.0 litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel offers superbly refined and very torquey performance. With 127 kW and 410 Nm to play with, towing the boat and family all around the country is a simple task for the latest Toyota Prado. The high torque results in a potent weapon off-road. Whether you are crawling over riverbeds, negotiating a steep descent or nailing a fast ascent, the wonderful Toyota Prado Diesel has few peers.

Slip into the 4.0 litre, quad cam WT-I V-6 petrol model, and the grunt on demand is astounding. A very smooth 202 kW and 381 Nm of torque is available to the driver. Silky smooth gasoline engines are a Toyota trademark, and the Toyota Prado 4.0 litre can hustle along effortlessly. In fact, the speed review – the 0-100 km/h dash can be completed in well under ten seconds.

A six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic is available for the both the diesel and petrol models. Toyota Prado engines and gearboxes provide just the right amount of torque for every situation, and their very smooth, quiet operation adds to your driving comfort and relaxed journeying.

Inside the Toyota Prado is a stylish interior that has been built to provide top-of-the-line comfort. With features like powered windows, steering, locks and mirrors, you have the basics. Add air conditioning, accessory power sockets, tilt steering, cruise control, headlamp auto off, lots of pockets and spaces for small items, cup holders for the front, second and third row seats and an electronic AM/FM stereo with an MP3 compatible single disc CD player you are in the lap of luxury. Higher models in the Prado range have options like rear controllable air conditioning, a telescoping steering column, a refrigerated cooler box, a power moon roof, an in dash 4 disc CD player, audio visual navigation and a DVD based satellite system. These premium models really do take you to the next level, and leave you feeling well and truly pampered. Australian’s outback has never looked so comfortable!

The Toyota Prado’s safety features include ABS Anti-lock brakes, front and passenger SRS airbags, an energy absorbing steering column, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and auto locking and retractoring second row seatbelts that assist child seat retention. There are so many more other safety features too.

Take a Toyota Prado for a test drive today, and you will see for yourself that you can indeed have the ultimate 4X4 package containing complete luxury, power and rough-terrain conquering ability.

The Toyota Prado is one very tough and reliable vehicle that comes with a highly recommended compliment attached courtesy of this Toyota Prado review.

The current model series from Toyota includes the:

  • Prado SX 3-door, 3.0 TD, five-speed auto
  • Prado ZR 3-door, 3.0 TD, five-speed auto
  • Prado GX 3.0 TD, six-speed manual
  • Prado GX 3.0 TD, five-speed auto
  • Prado GXL 4.0 V6, six speed manual
  • Prado GXL 4.0 V6, five-speed auto
  • Prado GXL 3.0 TD, six-speed manual
  • Prado GXL 3.0 TD, five-speed auto
  • Prado VX 4.0 V6, five-speed auto
  • Prado VX 3.0 TD, five-speed auto
  • Prado Kakadu 4.0 V6, five-speed auto
  • Prado Kakadu 3.0 TD, five-speed auto

For any more information on the ML:CurrentYear Toyota Prado, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Toyota dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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