2021 Toyota LandCruiser Prado fully revealed

Upcoming Toyota Prado with power boost unveiled.

Toyota has revised its 2021 LandCruiser Prado, adding a boosted 2.8-litre diesel engine and some extra safety equipment. Now we see the first proper images of it in an overseas press pack.

Like the outgoing model, the updated Toyota Prado is powered by a turbocharged 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, but its output has risen from 130kW and 450Nm of torque to 150kW and 500Nm. Toyota says the extra power has dropped the 0–100km/h time to 9.3 seconds – a 2.8 second improvement over the old car.

Every version of the updated Prado comes with a mechanical four-wheel drive system, a low-ratio gearbox and a lockable centre differential as standard.

Inside, there’s an improved version of the old car’s eight-inch infotainment system. Toyota says the updated touchscreen features faster software and a new, customisable home screen, which allows owners to prioritise their most frequently used functions. The improved touchscreen also offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As part of the model update overseas, Toyota has also launched an optional Black Pack for the Prado, which swaps the 4×4’s radiator grille, door mirrors, rear light surrounds, side mouldings and rear exterior trim for gloss black replacements.

Clear rear light lenses are also included in the package, while black alloy wheels can be specced as a further optional extra. Finally, for the interior, the upgrade adds some black trim for the centre console and transmission tunnel.

Luke Wilkinson

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