From 2009, the Prado is based on Toyota’s J150 platform. There’s plenty of head and legroom, in the first and second rows, while the third row is good too. That tailgate is heavy and is side hinged, and this can make loading or unloading gear difficult on hills. The Japanese Prado consisted of 6 trim levels known as Gx, Tx, Tz, Tx Limited, Tzg and Tz limited. The front suspension was changed to a «shock absorber through spring» design to improve handling.
Europe In Europe, the J150 Prado is designated Land Cruiser LC3, LC4, and LC5, depending on the equipment levels. In some markets, commercial van variants, based on the short-wheelbase chassis are available. Prado, which means meadow or field in Portuguese, the new line from Land Cruiser was marketed toward more on-road purposes, despite a body-on-frame design which was highly capable off-road. In Japan it came with electronic fuel injection and a four speed automatic transmission. See all inventory related to this article ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION Here’s something you probably knew: Every single example of the first-generation Lexus GX 470, sold from 2003 to 2009, was an automatic. First generation (J70: 1990–1996) In April 1990, a new type was introduced. This engine delivers 127 kW (173 PS; 170 hp) of power and 410 N·m (300 lb·ft) of torque. The J70 platform has a front beam axle while the J90, J120, and J150 platforms have front independent suspension. As of 2014, the LC Prado is available in every Toyota market, except the US, Canada (both available as the Lexus GX), Mexico, and South Korea.
This generation of the Prado is offered in the US badged as the 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 with luxury trim. The upgrade to the D-4D engine was also matched with transmission upgrades to the diesel range, with the 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions added in line with the petrol powered range. Those third row seats, too aren’t big enough for adults and only suitable for kids.You’ll find anything Prado-related at our Prado-hub here.Would you choose a Prado or go for one of the new-seven seat SUVs such as a Fortuner and save some money? Introduction This is the King of 4WD models and renowned all over the world for its durability and comfort in the toughest of conditions.