Originally Posted by 350Z
Toyota has launched the re-designed Land Cruiser Prado in India for Rs.84,87,000 (Ex.showroom, Delhi). Bookings begin from today onwards.
Indian version of Land Cruiser Prado costing 84.87Lakhs Indian Rupees (ex-showroom price). I can not agree on this, but agree to all other added thoughtful new features. The on-road price is very high, and only some can afford. The price in Middle-East converting to Indian rupees, and including the living-cost factor, the cost will calculate to 35Lakhs. The Fortuner on the other hand will tally to on the road price of 15-18 Lakhs. This is due to no TAX and customs duty.
Indian version is right hand drive (RHD) while middle-east region is LHD. Indian version is having the 3Litre D4D diesel engine used in Fortuner but in different state of tuning. The transmission is also the same. The refreshed Prado in India is same as the refreshed Prado selling in other courtiers. The Fortuner available in middle-east way different to the Fortuner available in India. The Indian Fortuner bumper for example is fiber, while that of middle-east version is solid metal.
Fortuner and Prado are in different classes. Refreshed Prado comes with more features. Few of the features are discussed in my ownership experience
, and hence not repeating. The moment one enter to the driver east, you will feel a different class. The steering wheel itself is classy, genuine leather wrapped, with mounted controls. Sufficient head room, and foot well. The central console is properly designed, and all controls are well positioned. The view from driver seat is interesting. Prado can be taken to any where, and including tight corners.