TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO
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. The Prado is one of the smaller vehicles in the range. From 2009, the Prado is based on Toyota's J150 platform.
The Prado may also be referred to as Land Cruiser LC70, LC90, LC120, and LC150 depending on the platform.
In North America, the Prado is not part of the Land Cruiser range; the Toyota 4Runner replaces the Prado with basic trim while the rebadged Lexus GX occupies the Prado's position in luxury trim. The GX 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.
As of 2014, the LC Prado is available in every Toyota market, except the US, Canada (both available as the Lexus GX), Mexico, and South Korea.