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2016 Toyota Prado revealed, now on sale with new 2.8TD

August 31, 2015

The new Toyota LandCruiser Prado has officially arrived in Australia with the new 2.8-litre diesel and six-speed automatic, and a revised V6 petrol.

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu

The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic combination debuted in the new HiLux ute, and for the Prado, it brings improved fuel efficiency and an increase in power and torque.

Called the 1GD-FTV, the four-cylinder engine produces 130kW (up 5kW) of power and 420Nm of torque. Maximum torque peaks at 450Nm when optioned with the six-speed automatic. Combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 7.9L/100km in the manual and 8.0L/100km in the automatic – the manual sees an improvement of 10.2 per cent compared with the outgoing model.

For the petrol fans, Toyota has updated the 4.0-litre naturally aspirated V6 to produce 207kW of power and 381Nm of torque. It too is kinder to the environment, producing 1.8 per cent fewer emissions thanks to new injectors and a revised ECU. Both engines are Euro 5 compliant.

The Prado lineup remains intact, starting with the diesel-only GX, followed by the GXL, VX, and Kakadu which are available with either engine. Seven seats is only available with the GX, while the VX and Kakadu are auto only.

Prices have risen, but only slightly, with jumps of less than 0.5 per cent and up to 2.6 per cent. The new model is now officially on sale with prices starting from the following:

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX 2.8TD 5-seat manual – $52,990
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX 2.8TD 5-seat auto – $54,990
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX 2.8TD 7-seat manual – $55,490
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX 2.8TD 7-seat auto- $57,490

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL 2.8TD 5-seat manual – $59,990
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL 2.8TD 5-seat auto – $61,990
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL 4.0 V6 5-seat auto – $60,990

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX 2.8TD 5-seat auto – $73,990
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX 4.0 V6 5-seat auto – $72,990

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 2.8TD 5-seat auto – $84,490
2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4.0 V6 5-seat auto – $83,490

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • prdreilly

    “Seven seats is only available with the GX” In fact it is available in all models, optional in GX.