2014 Toyota Prado: Features And Specs Revealed Ahead Of Australian Launch

TMR Team | Aug 26, 2013

2014 PRADO IN AUSTRALIA FROM OCTOBER

Toyota's updated-for-2014 Prado 4WD has made its official online debut today, just days after surfacing on a Russian enthusiast website.

As revealed on Thursday, the 2014 Prado gets a restyled face and a number of other cosmetic tweaks, while the existing two engine options carry over unchanged.

The updated Prado will make its Australian debut in October.

On the styling front, the 2014 Prado will arrive wearing 'fanged' lamps and LED daytime running lights, along with an extravagant grille design that gets meatier bars and bold chrome frame.

Changes at the rear end are limited to a new lens design for the existing tail-lamps and a bolder new garnish and number-plate surround.

There's also an upgraded front bumper design, with the new over-sized styling affording better protection to the radiator grille and headlights.

Updates in the cabin are similarly subtle, rounded out by a revised layout to the centre stack and switches, and an updated instrument panel.

Toyota says it has given the second- and third-row seats an upgrade however, and there's also new colour and fabric options avaialble in the cabin.

International engine options have carried over largely unchanged, and we can likely expect the same here.

That will mean the familiar 4.0 litre six and 3.0 litre four-cylinder engines will star again, offering 202kW/381Nm and 127kW/410Nm respectively.

Driving upgrades include revisions to both the standard suspension and Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System packages, improving stability and ride comfort.

Safety is also improved for 2014, with the addition of a Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, along with trailer sway control and emergency brake signal.

Lexus GX Updated

The Prado's Lexus-badged cousin, the GX 460, has also been updated for 2014.

The 2014 GX picks up the familiar Lexus 'spindle' grille design, while changes elsewhere are limited to minor styling and technology tweaks.

The GX is not offered in Australia, where Lexus splits its SUV duties between the RX and the larger LX.

Australia

The updated Prado will make its Australian will make its Australian debut in October.

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  • matt says,
    1 year ago
    7 likes
    looks ok, but Toyota really should look at updating the engine line up, they are slipping behind
    • FrugalOne says,
      10 months ago
      1 like
      looks ok, but Toyota really should look at updating the engine line up, they are slipping behind


      WTF? laugh

      How so they are #1 in the land for 12 years, they know what they are doing, do not need help from keyboard warriors

  • Wheresbear says,
    1 year ago
    8 likes
    127kW/410Nm doesn't cut it anymore particularly from a 3.0 engine. These aren't too far off what 2.0 diesel engines are capable of. I'm not much of a Jeep fan but the Cherokee V6 3.0 diesel is thumping out 184kW/510Nm as reported on a recent review on this website. Then there is the 8 speed auto ...
    • 80LC says,
      1 year ago
      2 likes
      570nm - not 510. I agree - i havent been much of a jeep fan in the past - but right now if i was inthe market the Jeep would be a clear winner. Better looking inside and out too...
    • York says,
      1 year ago
      2 likes
      Not far off? They are behind 2.0 figures. The Mazda CX-5 has more power and torque. The Kia and Hyundai brothers have even more than the Mazda in 2.0 diesel. These cars are fighting for figures in excess of the 3.0 from Toyota. Yet Toyota is stuck in 10 year old technology. No wonder they are profitable. They don't spend the money to develop new efficiencies. Same applies to Hilux.
  • jeremy says,
    1 year ago
    8 likes
    Butt ugly.sad
  • Doctor says,
    1 year ago
    11 likes
    Toyota version is as ugly as a hat full.
    Lexus version is as ugly as 2 hats full.
  • SDS says,
    1 year ago
    6 likes
    Agreed. My current Prado comes off lease next month, took the new jeep for a test drive, WOW!! you get a feeling for what you are missing.

    The current diesel engine is way out of date and a real detraction. Toyota has a lot of catching up to do with the Prado. This model will need a refined diesel engine and 3000kg towing if its going to catch up with the likes of jeep.

    Keeping fingers crossed for diesel engine update.
  • Malcolm says,
    1 year ago
    8 likes
    And I thought the styling couldn't get any worse...I was obviously VERY wrong!
  • mms says,
    1 year ago
    2 likes
    i love the Lexus, styling not for everyone i concede. am not to keen on Prado headlights, but they sell very well for a reason, Toyota obviously getting more right than not
  • mikflem says,
    1 year ago
    4 likes
    Looks like the old school Koreansmile designers have resurfaced in Japan.
  • Phil says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    Looks good to me

    No one has commented that the spare wheel is gone...

    • Johnny Vu says,
      1 year ago
      The spare wheel isnt gone. With the euro version its just mounted under the car like the Landcruisers is. In Aus its always been on the rear door (to make room for a secondary fuel tank).
  • Mick says,
    1 year ago
    Looks like the side opening tailgate has also moved on in favour of top hinged??

    Toyota are really resting on their laurels here. They know they can do nothing and these will keep selling. Why spend money on moving to a 6 speed auto and more modern diesel when people will keep throwing top dollar at the old stuff?

    There was a real opportunity here for Toyota to improve on the dash centre stack - must be about the worst in current mainstream vehicles with 90's looking LCDs that look like they've been thrown together from a bunch of different parts bins. And that dodgy reverse camera / trip computer screen whose biggest controls are dedicated adjusting the brightness and contrast!

    But it looks like the 90s vintage climate controls have carried over and the upper and lower centre controls are still a dogs breakfast.

    Anyway - it will still outsell everything else in the class.rolleyes
  • Cheryl says,
    1 year ago
    1 like
    biggrin well my 2014 Prado arrives in 2 weeks after waiting 3.5 months for it, I can't wait that I'll be one of he 1st in the country to get it before its released next month, love the new grill, and the spare wheel is still on the back, these picks are overseas versions
  • Jack Doff says,
    1 year ago
    2 likes
    Looks like the front was styled On Dame Edna!
  • geoff mcnauh=ghton says,
    1 year ago
    Hopefully toyota have seen the light & increased the tow rate up to 3 ton. Lots of people in caravan parks are leaving the badge for other vehicles with higher towing capacity.
  • katherin says,
    1 year ago
    Yes, Toyota looks always great. I like it's feature, interior, exterior, space comfortable etc. I have Toyota land cruiser. I am driving since long time but i just faced engine line up problem. I just fixed Tempe Auto Repair. On the other hand it is just simply awesome.
  • cathyee says,
    1 year ago
    Toyota Prado is really great. It's true that it's performance is excellent. I have Toyota Land cruiser. I feel it’s Features, Space & Comfort is great. I have Tempe Auto Repair manual.I didn't find any problem still now. I am agree with that it is highway cruiser. Toyota Land cruiser is perfect for long drive as well as it is really awesome. Toyota company is being improved and we are getting new model Toyota day by day. All the models have a new grille shape and design, with a wider, gaping lower section that's optimized for better cooling and to deliver a more aggressive first impression.
  • Francisco Altarejos,MD says,
    1 year ago
    2 likes
    Looks good and sturdy

  • Jim F says,
    12 months ago
    A question for Toyota guys...is there a US equivalent to the Aust' 2010 Toyota PRADO?? Does one in fact exist? I'm needing the rear shocks for a Prado and I want to try and get them in the US but I can't find a cross reference for the correct part numbers. Thanks for any info.
  • phil says,
    12 months ago
    1 like
    cant wait to pick it up next week. Although it is not the best looking in the class, diesel engine is not as mighty as european competitors, it still does a good job in combine off-road compatibility with 7 seats family-need into body. Of course, with a fairly affordable price and Hassle free maintenance.
    • Randhir says,
      10 months ago
      More then agree with Phil, its the low maintenance/reliability and sturdy build of the car both on and off road keeps the Prado going, compared to many other cars mentioned like Hyundai, Mazda, Jeep (ex-owner of jeep and been through the pain of jeep stealerships, buy it only if you can fix it yourself)
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