Land Cruiser Prado (90)

Released date : 1996/ 5/ 8

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade 5door_5VZ-FE_TZ 5door_1KZ-TE_TZ 3door_5VZ-FE_RZ
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1890 1960 1740
Dimensions Length(mm) 4675 4675 4240
Width(mm) 1820 1820 1820
Height(mm) 1880 1880 1880
Wheelbase(mm) 2675 2675 2370
Engine Engine code 5VZ-FE 1KZ-TE 5VZ-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3378 2982 3378
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/185/4800 -/140/3600 -/185/4800
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are VZJ95W(3400), VZJ90W(3400), KZJ95W(3000), KZJ90W(3000).
With the second-generation model released in May 1996, the Land Cruiser Prado line steered toward a more passenger-oriented 4-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle. Both the short-wheelbase 3-door model (5-seater) and the long-wheelbase 5-door model (8-seater) became larger than their predecessors, and were classified as "3 number" vehicles. The two models were distinguished by their front styling including the headlamp design: the short-bodied model had a sportier look, whereas the long-bodied model appeared more rugged.

The engine lineup consisted of a newly included 3.4-liter 185 PS V6 DOHC gasoline engine (5VZ-FE) and a 3-liter 4-cylinder SOHC turbo diesel unit (1KZ-TE) that had powered the previous model, although the latter increased its output to 140 PS with the addition of an intercooler. The drivetrain configuration was switched from part-time 4WD to full-time 4WD. The same suspension was used for both the Prado and the Hilux Surf, consisting of an independent double wishbone and coil spring system for the front and a 4-link coil spring system with a lateral rod for the rear. A 2.7-liter 150 PS 4-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine (3RZ-FE) was added to the lineup in April 1997, and the turbo diesel unit was replaced with a 3-liter common rail diesel unit (1KD-FTV) producing 170 PS in July 2000.
Plant Honsha plant, Tahara plant
The meaning of "Land Cruiser" is the same as in English. "Prado" is Portuguese for "meadow" or "field."

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