The Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been approved for sale in Australia, and a government filing has revealed some key specifications.

    These include the vehicle’s tare mass and gross vehicle mass (GVM). These are the vehicle’s weight sans a full tank of fuel, and the maximum loaded weight including fuel, passengers, cargo and accessories, respectively.

    The filings don’t include any powertrain details, nor do they specify any feature details apart from wheels – though Toyota Australia has already released spec lists ahead of the SUV’s launch in the second half of 2024.

    Based on this information, in conjunction with data in the filing, the local range should be as follows:

    ModelTare massGVM
    Prado GX2435kg3100kg
    Prado GXL2475kg3150kg
    Prado VX2510kg3180kg
    Prado Altitude2460kg3100kg
    Prado Kakadu2535kg3200kg

    The outgoing Prado has a claimed GVM across the range of 2990kg.

    Toyota has also had other variants certified for sale, for example a variant combining a seven-seat configuration and a sunroof. This isn’t unusual for a carmaker to do, as it allows it to introduce additional variants later.

    Ground clearance is 210.5mm with 265/65R18 tyres and 220.6mm when equipped with 265/70R18 or 265/60R20 tyres.

    Height ranges from 1925mm to 1984mm, depending on specification.

    All Australian-delivered Toyota LandCruiser Prados will continue to be powered by a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, now with 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance.

    However, there are no changes to the Prado’s outputs, which remain at 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

    The four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine is exclusively mated to a new eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission (up two ratios from the outgoing model), which incorporates low-range gearing and sends power to all four corners through a full-time all-wheel drive system.

    All versions of the new Toyota Prado have a 3500kg braked towing capacity, up 500kg on its predecessor.

    A turbocharged 2.4-litre hybrid four-cylinder powertrain offered in markets like North America has yet to be confirmed for our market.

    Standard features for the Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX include:

    • Five seats
    • 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels
    • Front grille with ‘TOYOTA’ lettering
    • LED headlights
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Folding body-coloured mirrors
    • Darkened front and rear bumpers, side sills, wheel arches
    • Manual tailgate
    • Fabric upholstery
    • Rubber floor mats
    • Six-way manual driver’s seat adjustment
    • 7.0-inch multi-function instrument display
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • 10-speaker sound system
    • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
    • Four USB-C ports
    • Embedded satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Toyota connected services
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Nine airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Stability control with active traction control
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane trace assist (lane centering)
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear parking support brake (stops the car if a static object is detected)
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Downhill assist control
    • Crawl control with five speed settings
    • Trailer sway control
    • Trailer pre-wiring harness
    • 360-degree camera

    Moving up to the Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL adds:

    • Seven-seat capacity
    • Roof rails
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Silver front and rear bumper trim
    • Power tailgate
    • Synthetic leather upholstery
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Leather-accented steering wheel and gear knob
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Rear climate control
    • Two extra USB-C charging ports

    On top of the GXL, Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX variants gain:

    • 20-inch dark metallic alloy wheels
    • Bi-LED headlights with dynamic auto-levelling
    • Adaptive high-beam assist
    • Body-coloured front and rear bumpers
    • Over-fender (wheel arch) moulding
    • Rear guard trim
    • Leather-accented seats
    • Power lumbar and memory function for driver’s seat
    • Four-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat
    • Power-adjustable steering wheel
    • Carpet floor mats
    • Refrigerated centre console
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 14-speaker JBL sound system
    • Adaptive Variable Suspension
    • Five drive modes
    • Multi-terrain select
    • Multi-terrain monitor
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    The Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude builds on the VX, adding:

    • Five seats
    • 18-inch matte grey alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres
    • Locking rear differential
    • ‘Stabiliser disconnect mechanism’ (in place of Adaptive Variable Suspension)
    • Black door handles and tailgate trim
    • Black wheel arch moulding
    • Sunroof
    • Two-tone colours available
    • Digital rearview mirror
    • Heated steering wheel 
    • Head-up display

    Toyota’s flagship LandCruiser Prado Kakadu includes (over the VX):

    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Illuminated side steps
    • Heated and ventilated rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Adjustable driver’s seat thigh support
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Head-up display
    • Torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential

    MORE: Everything Toyota LandCruiser Prado

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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