2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota has revealed a face lifted version of its global Land Cruiser Prado for the 2014 car model year. The update was somewhat expected as Toyota’s Lexus division recently debuted a new Land Cruiser-based GX 460 for the 2014 model year. Note: The Land Cruiser Prado is known simply as Land Cruiser in markets where the full-size Land Cruiser – like that sold in the U.S. – isn’t offered.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Like its GX platform mate, the revised Toyota Land Cruiser Prado features updated styling – both inside and out – and some suspension improvements. As with the current Cruiser, the 2014 model will be offered in both three- and five-door configurations.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Up front the redesigned Land Cruiser sports a new fascia with a heritage-inspired five-bar grille, a deeper bumper and a new headlight treatment with optional LED daytime running lights. The rear of the 2014 Prado features new-look taillights.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado profile view

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Although the Land Cruiser’s wheelbase remains unchanged, the SUV’s overall length has increased slightly. However, Toyota says the 2014 Prado boasts the same turning radius and approach angle as last year’s model.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

The Land Cruiser’s interior has also been given a once over for the 2014 model year, with improvements including a redesigned dashboard, new controls for the SUV’s off-road functions and a 4.2-inch TFT screen located in the vehicle’s instrument cluster.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rear view - offroad

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Buyers of five-door Land Cruiser models will also enjoy easier third-row access afforded by second row seats that fold by 46 degrees, up from last year’s 33.8 degree fold.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser trunk

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser trunk

To improve handling, Toyota has revised the damper system used on base Prado models and also updated the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System featured on up-level models.

2014 Toyota Prado interior - Dashboard

2014 Toyota Prado interior – Dashboard

In the UK, the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be powered by a Euro 5+ compliant 3.0L four-cylinder turbodiesel that cranks out 188 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Shifting duties will be handled by a five-speed automatic transmission…

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