Land Cruiser Prado (120)

Released date : 2002/10/ 7

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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  • Specification
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Grade 5door_V6_3400 gasolin_TZ 5door_2700 gasolin_TX 3door_V6_3400 gasolin_RZ
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1970 1920 1830
Dimensions Length(mm) 4715 4715 4340
Width(mm) 1875 1875 1875
Height(mm) 1855 1870 1870
Wheelbase(mm) 2790 2790 2455
Engine Engine code 5VZ-FE 3RZ-FE 5VZ-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3378 2693 3378
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 136/185/4800 110/150/4800 136/185/4800
* 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 VZJ121(3400), VZJ120(3400), RZJ120(2700), KDJ121(3000), KDJ120(3000), VZJ125(3400), RZJ125(2700), KDJ125(3000).
The third-generation Land Cruiser Prado was released in October 2002. The newly designed high rigidity frame delivered enhanced maneuverability, vehicle stability, and quietness. The newly developed Torsen LSD transfer unit in the center differential boosted both on-road and off-road performance. The active traction control system (TRC) could perform complex adjustments of uphill/downhill driving to improve off-road drivability, while the H∞-TEMS and electronically controlled rear air suspension systems reinforced on-road maneuverability, vehicle stability, and ride comfort.

The choice of engines included 3.4- and 2.7-liter V6 gasoline units and a 3.0-liter inter-cooled turbo diesel unit.
Plant Honsha plant, Tahara plant, Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd. [from May 2006]
The meaning of "Land Cruiser" is the same as in English. "Prado" is Portuguese for "meadow" or "field."

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