Toyota Launches Land Cruiser Prado Matte Black Edition In Japan

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Toyota launched a new matte black edition of its evergreen Land Cruiser Prado in Japan. The global automotive leader has launched the limited and new edition of Prado just after the launch of the 70th Anniversary edition. Although Toyota has not provided any technical upgrades in this version, it is still a special edition as it gets an all-new body color. Toyota has added matte black trim all over the car. It has included these black trims in the grille and grille insert and the headlight garnish. What else is new in this edition of Prado? It has 18-inch matte black aluminum wheels, giving this car a more sporty look.

Land Cruiser Prado was first launched in 1985. It is a full-size SUV with a front-engine and four-wheel drive setup. Prado is the smaller version of the Land Cruiser. In some parts of the world, Prado is known as the Lexus GX. It has been rebadged, although both cars have the same engine and body panels. Read more about the limited edition Prado in this article.

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What is new in the matte black edition Prado?

The new Toyota Land Cruiser matte black editions don’t add anything new except a few cosmetic changes. It adds black color to the whole theme of the car. This addition of matte black in the car’s looks provides a more sporty and aggressive stance. The new black-covered SUV gets new 18-inch matte black aluminum wheels. It gets black finishes all over the body, including the headlight garnish. This black edition SUV is sold for 4.3 million yen to 5.1 million yen. Millions of yen feel like a huge amount, but it is not that big. If we convert it into USD, this edition will cost you $32,662 to $38,739. This price point is a very good deal for an iconic SUV. Although, the taxes and import duties and all will add and almost double the cost. However, this car is just launched in Japan.

Prado Matte Black Edition
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Specifications And Features Of The Prado

Toyota has not offered any mechanical change in the new black edition, Prado. It has given the same interiors and the engine to the new SUV. So, let’s talk about the Prado, which was released last year because the black edition Prado will get the same specifications.

The Land Cruiser Prado will get options in the engine. The first option is the 2.8-liter diesel engine. This engine can produce 201 horsepower at 3000-3400 rpm and a maximum torque of 500Nm. However, the second engine option is the 2.7-liter petrol engine. It can generate 164 horsepower and 246 Nm of torque. Prado is a four-wheel drive terrain paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a reliable and powerful SUV capable of off-roading and offers amazing performance. It is a premium SUV with all the modern features. The launch of the black edition in Japan showcases the demand and want for this SUV.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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