While all lovers of Toyota SUVs are waiting for the official premiere of the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300, the company presented to Japan a special series of the “junior” Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. It’s called the 70th Anniversary Limited.
The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV series is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the entire family of Land Cruiser vehicles. The year of birth of the series of cars is considered to be 1951 when Toyota released the first batch of BJ off-road vehicles based on the American “Jeep” by the order of the US government, but with its 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine with 84 hp. The first two years, such cars were produced in small batches, and in 1953 they entered the conveyor. The Land Cruiser name appeared in 1954 at the suggestion of Toyota Managing Director Hanji Umehara, who swung into competition with the world-famous “crooks” of Land Rover.
The Prado in the 70th Anniversary Limited version has an example of such a set of innovations. The exterior chrome, including the window moldings and radiator grille, is tinted, while the side mirror housings and roof rails are painted black. Provided with original 18-inch alloy wheels and performance emblem on the C-pillar on the driver’s side. In Japan, there are five body colors to choose from: white, black, navy blue, red, and beige.
The interior of these SUVs is decorated with brown leather. Dealers provide customers with original floor mats with 70th-anniversary logo, which cost 320 per set. Otherwise, it is a regular Land Cruiser Prado with a 2.7-liter petrol engine (163 hp) or a 2.8-liter turbodiesel (204 hp), which are combined with a 6-speed “automatic”.
In Japan, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 70th Anniversary Limited costs 39 thousand dollars for a five-seater version with a gasoline engine and from 45.3 thousand rubles. dollars for a diesel modification. Later, the “jubilee” Prado will appear in other countries.