All-New Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed
By: Blessing Mkhabela
The new-generation 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has finally been revealed with a new design, features, and technology. Just look at it! Doesn’t the new generation Land Cruiser look menacing? We have been accustomed to its rugged looks, but this one is also very stylish.
Since its arrival in the 1990s, the Prado has been one of South Africa’s most revered large SUVs
thanks to its blend of capability, amenities, and passenger-oriented comfort, and the all-new model
continues that brief, with go-anywhere performance and a design that symbolises the essence of the
Land Cruiser. The adoption of electric power steering provides a crisper steering feel and enhanced low-speed manoeuvrability on-road, maximises control when off-roading, and allows compatibility with active safety systems such as lane trace assist.
The new Prado will employ a variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel-based powertrains, catering
to the unique needs of various global markets and their operating conditions.
From the inside, the Land Cruiser Prado employs a clean, stylish, and functional interior design with dual digital screens for the instrument cluster and multimedia system, and an intuitive layout for the switches that group basic functions together.
At the rear, the Prado features a vertically oriented tailgate and simple tail-light signature to
complement the front end, with silver lower bumpers at both the front and rear of the vehicle.
Measuring 4,920mm long, 1,988mm wide, and 1,860mm tall, the all-new Prado is 95mm longer and wider, and 10mm taller than before. Its 2,850mm wheelbase is 60mm longer than before, and now matches the length of the Land Cruiser 300.
The new Prado SUV will arrive in local Toyota showrooms in early 2024. Further details including
local specifications will be made available closer to the vehicle’s South African introduction in Q2.