Toyota has made significant updates to its Land Cruiser lineup with the introduction of the 2024 Land Cruiser 250, also known as Prado in some markets, and the 2024 Land Cruiser 70. The new Prado showcases a boxier and modern retro design, offering both petrol and diesel engine options to cater to different regions like the US, UK, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East.
The 2024 Land Cruiser Prado stands out with its unique and appealing design, drawing inspiration from the iconic Land Cruisers of the past while incorporating modern elements. The standard variant features squarish or rectangle-shaped LED headlights, while a limited First Edition variant, limited to 3000 units worldwide, boasts circular headlamps for a nostalgic touch.
The Prado will be available in various powertrain options, depending on the region. These options include a 2.4L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine, a 2.4L turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, a 2.4L turbo 4-cylinder petrol hybrid, and a 2.8L turbo diesel engine. The 2.8L diesel engine is also found in the Fortuner and the Hilux models. The Prado will be offered in both 5 and 7-seat configurations, providing flexibility for different customer preferences.
Inside the cabin, the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado features a new dash layout with an updated infotainment system, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver’s display has been transformed into a fully digital setup for better visibility. Toyota has maintained a good balance of physical buttons and screens for various controls, ensuring ease of use for drivers.
The Land Cruiser 70 has also received updates, including new circular LED headlights and fog lamps, as well as fresh alloy wheel designs. Inside, it gains an upgraded infotainment system and a part-digital, part-analog instrument cluster. This model is powered exclusively by a 2.8L turbo diesel engine.
Both the Land Cruiser Prado and Land Cruiser 70 are equipped with advanced off-road features, such as 4X4 capability, a long-travel suspension, diff locks, and an off-road brain that automatically adjusts engine and gearbox settings to handle challenging terrains. The Land Cruiser Prado’s chassis is 50% stiffer than its predecessor, ensuring enhanced stability and performance during off-road adventures.
With these significant upgrades, the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado and Land Cruiser 70 demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to providing advanced off-road capabilities and a captivating retro-modern design, making them strong competitors in the SUV market against models like the Land Rover Defender and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
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