150-Series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado facelift is mild, very mild

Toyota has unveiled a mild facelift for its 4-year old 150-Series Land Cruiser Prado, which will go on sale in Australia from late October 2013.

With its launch not too far away, Toyota Australia isn’t saying very much about what the revised will bring to Prado customers locally, except to say that trailer sway control and emergency braking lights will be available, and that LED daytime running lights will be standard on all models.

Externally the revise 150-Series Prado features a new bolder grille flanked by slimmer headlights that dive down on their inner edge to house the vertically stacked LED driving lights. There are new bumpers, rear tail-lights and (probably) alloy wheels as well.

Changes to the interior are even more subtle, with the only key differences that we could see being a new high-res colour multifunction display in centre of the instrument panel, more liberal use of dark wood accents on high-end models, a new more prominently located (and larger) terrain and drive selection console, and updated touchscreen entertainment and nav system.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]