In search of starry skies with Land Cruiser Prado
Mark Smyth put the latest Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to the test and found it is still a true explorer
When Toyota introduced the latest generation Land Cruiser Prado, it was impossible not to notice that it had grown in size — a lot. It went from being a great SUV that could do the urban school run and then cross Africa to being a massive truck that could barely squeeze into shopping mall car park spaces and the kids needed a stepladder to climb into. It could still cross Africa though. Late in 2017 Toyota updated its Prado and chose to make it even bigger still, increasing its length by 60mm to 4,840mm. Not a massive increase but when we parked it next to a first generation Prado in the office car park it was clear just how big the latest version is. But this does mean masses of interior space, including enough room for a third row of seats in the rear or loads of luggage capacity. As SUVs go, the Prado is very spacious. It is also rather well equipped, which you would expect from a Toyota costing nearly a million bucks. It has all the modern essentials like a touchscreen infotainm...