New-look 4WD launches with price cuts for 2018

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado – Australia’s biggest-selling large SUV – has been given a swathe of price cuts yet picked up way more safety equipment and some offroad-focused tweaks to boot.
Bidding to make the strong stronger, Toyota has also bumped the braked-trailer towing capacity on all auto versions to 3000kg – sure to delight grey nomads, horse trainers and mine-site fleet buyers at the same time – put a rear diff-lock on the GLX auto and VX grades, and ditched the V6 petrol engine altogether.

So, what’re the other guts of the changes?
Pricing has been reduced by $600 for the manual GX to $53,490 before on-road costs, by $1200 on the big-volume GXL to $59,990, by $911 on the VX to $73,990 and by $1121 on the Kakadu, now $84,490 – still mid-range Land Rover Discovery HSE money.
The Prado cuts aren’t as extreme as the $5000-plus reductions Toyota made to the cheaper, HiLux-based Fortuner recently, but there’s clearly still a theme here…

The only variant to go up is the automatic GX in both five- and seven-seat guises, by $400, though you get more stuff as you’ll see in a sec.
Looks-wise, the MY18 Prado gets a new centre-sculpted bonnet that Toyota reckons enhances downward visibility, new fenders to help you more easily locate the vehicle extremities, and lower corners of the bumpers that kick upwards to enhance off-road manoeuvrability.

There’s also a revised grille with vertical bars and cooling openings, new headlights (Bi-LED on GXL, VX and Kakadu) with the main beams apparently positioned inboard to avoid damage from obstacles when off-road driving. There are new light clusters at the rear too, and two new exterior colours called Peacock Black and Dusty Bronze.
Safety features now standard on all LandCruiser Prado automatic models (a steep $3000 extra over the GX and GXL manuals) are autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, active cruise control, lane departure alert and auto high-beam. Want this stuff on the manual models? Tough luck.

Still, most of this tech was once the province of the range-toppers only.

Other new features include:
Satellite-navigation and Toyota Link app-ware on the GX
LED headlights/DRLs on the GXL
A 360-degree camera and terrain monitor, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, ventilated seats, and a cool box on the VX
A drive mode select function and the VX’s panoramic view monitor on the Kakadu

Inside the cabin there’s a re-jigged dash, instrument binnacle and new switchgear. For example there’s a flush-surface AC control panel that looks way slicker.
GX and GXL variants have grey fabric trim, while the VX and Kakadu are offered with black and beige leather-accented trim. A $3500 option pack for GXL adds leather-accented trim, ventilated and power-operated front seats, and heated front and second-row seats.

There’s no notable change to the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine launched in mid-2015. The 130kW (at 3400rpm) unit makes 450Nm from 1600rpm with the six-speed auto mated, or 420Nm from 1400rpm with the six-speed manual.
The previous 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine is being discontinued in Australia due to overwhelming consumer preference for the turbo-diesel engine (98.8 per cent of sales apparently).

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing (before on-roads):
GX manual – $53,490 (-$600)
GXL manual – $59,990 (-$1200)
VX auto – $73,990 (-$911)
Kakadu auto – $84,490 (-$1121)

Six-speed auto (GX, GXL): $3000
Seven seats (GX auto): $2550
Premium paint (all grades): $550

Keep an eye out for our first 2018 Toyota Prado review soon.

Music Source: NCM Epic Music Ender Guney


    • Daniel K. Kemei
      Daniel K. Kemei

      Dream car 🚘

      about 22 days ago
    • 张康


      about 3 months ago
    • Ruba Ahmad
      Ruba Ahmad

      This is my dream car😍

      about 5 months ago
    • MrSlowLoris

      Which color is this car?

      about 5 months ago
    • Mahdi Rabie
      Mahdi Rabie


      about 6 months ago
    • Sed Muy
      Sed Muy

      World of unfair inequalities!
      While many struggle walking 10Km a day in search of a meal others can afford the luxury of burning fuel for funny and using a moderate SUV as a toy!

      about 6 months ago
    • Валерий Агафонов
      Валерий Агафонов


      about 6 months ago
    • Rayner Lauer
      Rayner Lauer

      The Land Cruiser changs from the best offroader to a SUV with a lot of Plastics and electronics! By hard offroading, all of it get broken! I ras going back to the Land Cruiser J76! So much more stronger!

      about 6 months ago
    • hermann alliko
      hermann alliko

      Land cruiser

      about 6 months ago
    • m stargaming
      m stargaming

      Legendery car

      about 7 months ago
    • m stargaming
      m stargaming

      Its a beast

      about 8 months ago
    • حدیقہ صدیق خان
      حدیقہ صدیق خان

      Good car offroads

      about 9 months ago
    • Ndikumana David
      Ndikumana David

      Mana nizerako ushobora byose nogutanga
      Birimo ndakwinginze umpeiyi modoka

      about 10 months ago
    • You Day
      You Day


      about 10 months ago
    • Mr Carson
      Mr Carson

      Song name ''Two Steps From Hell - Heart of Courage (Extended Version)''

      about 11 months ago
    • Ford St
      Ford St

      How's that car bro?

      about 11 months ago


      about 11 months ago
    • slimane mansouri
      slimane mansouri

      يارب ترزقنا

      about 11 months ago
    • prakash bagalakot
      prakash bagalakot

      ಇದರ ಮುಂದ 3 4 ಕೋಟಿ ಕಾರ ಯಾಕ ಬೇಕ ಸೂಪರ ಕಾರ

      about 1 year ago
    • Bertholino Christ
      Bertholino Christ

      God please help me to get one like dis car so much

      about 1 year ago
    • Bertholino Christ
      Bertholino Christ

      My dream car 😭😭

      about 1 year ago
    • Ayanna Archie
      Ayanna Archie


      about 1 year ago
    • muhammad faizuddin
      muhammad faizuddin

      Nice BG song 😘

      about 1 year ago
    • Muxtor Xoliqulov
      Muxtor Xoliqulov

      I like it 🤩

      about 1 year ago
    • Ali Tartila
      Ali Tartila

      Niko Ruu ui

      about 1 year ago
    • Ali Tartila
      Ali Tartila


      about 1 year ago
    • Talib Khan
      Talib Khan

      land cruiser prado gxl ka price kitna hai

      about 1 year ago
    • Talib Khan
      Talib Khan

      price kitna hai sir

      about 1 year ago
    • zaid sayye
      zaid sayye In reply to Talib Khan

      96 lacks

      about 2 months ago
    • Ousseini Moussa Kalla
      Ousseini Moussa Kalla

      Tre jolie

      about 1 year ago
    • nagraj margalla
      nagraj margalla

      Somebody price plz

      about 1 year ago
    • Joh Xiao
      Joh Xiao In reply to nagraj margalla

      nagraj margalla bought at $72,000 aud for a vx model in October 2018. I actually got a good deal.

      about 5 months ago