Prado is Portuguese for “meadow”. Because now Toyota is playing in the field by rendering both outstanding diesel and petrol versions of the model.
Toyota has always offered the Prado with a choice of powerful Landcruiser engines in both petrol and diesel options. The first model of Prado was available only with diesel power. The second generation of the Prado was launched in 1996, with a choice of 3.0-litre turbo diesel engines and a 3.4-litre V6 petrol.
These models were around since 2009, but this year the facelifted model has received a petrol engine with 4.0-litre displacement. We will not see other difference to the facelifted petrol engine. We see a bit changing in the diesel version, it has been re-engined, the ancient 3.0-litre engine replaced by 2.8-litre version. It is smaller but more efficient than older.
Prado Facelifted Diesel Engines
It is clear that the Toyota 1GD-FTV diesel engine is identical to newly-launched Hilux UTE, which was considered as the second most important and worthy vehicle in Toyota model line-up and poised to make a big push to take over the top spot in 2016. Thousands of Hilux and hundreds of Prado owners will enjoy it in future, it is the powerful Prado thing.
Is the Petrol Model a less Superior Performer than the Diesel Prado?
We shouldn’t say that. We should point out that where the three grades of diesel model like GX, VX and VX limited – the VX grade takes only petrol model and in every aspect to its diesel equivalent, apart from the fact that its $89,490 price tag is $1000 more. A six-speed automatic, attractive well identical kerb weights, rated to tow a braked trailer of up to 2500kg, we will see the described whole abilities in both powerful models.
However, some people don’t like the diesel simply – they run from the smell of fuel, maybe they object the RUCs. The petrol choice comes into the equation. That’s what, it is depending on the choice of people.