Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a mid-size four-wheel drive vehicle in the Toyota Land Cruiser range. It is produced by the Japanese car maker, Toyota Motor Corporation. The Prado is one of the smaller vehicles in the range. The 2014 Prado is based on Toyota’s J150 platform.
In Europe the 2014 Prado is designated Land Cruiser LC3, LC4, and LC5, depending on the equipment levels. The Prado may also be referred to as Land Cruiser LC70, LC90, LC120, and LC150 depending on the platform. In North America it is not part of the Land Cruiser range; the Toyota 4Runner replaces the Prado with basic trim while the Lexus GX 470 replaces the Prado with luxury trim. The GX 470 uses practically identical body panels and V8 engine.
Prados have ladder frames, two-speed transfer boxes and rear beam axles. The J70 platform has a front beam axle while the J90, J120, and J150 platforms have front independent suspension.
The 2014 Prado is available in GX, GXL, VX, and Grande versions. The GX is the entry level model, while the Grande is the luxury version. In most markets the Prado is available with a 4.0 L V6 petrol engine or 3.0 L straight 4 Diesel engine. It is also available in 4.6 L V8 petrol. In some European countries commercial van variants, based on the short-wheelbase chassis. are available.
As of 2014, the LC Prado is available in every Toyota market, except, the U.S., Canada (both available as the Lexus GX), Mexico, and South Korea.