Land Cruiser Prado (70)

Released date : 1990/ 4/13

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade 2400_Diesel turbo_4door_Prado EX5 2400_Diesel turbo_4door_Prado SX5 2400_Diesel turbo_2door_Prado SX5
Model type
Model type Q-LJ78G-MGT Q-LJ78G-MET Q-LJ71G-MET
Curb mass(kg) 1900 1850 1700
Dimensions Length(mm) 4585 4585 3945
Width(mm) 1690 1690 1690
Height(mm) 1905 1890 1885
Wheelbase(mm) 2730 2730 2310
Engine Engine code 2L-TE Diesel Turbo 2L-TE Diesel turbo 2L-TE Diesel Turbo
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC
Displacement(cm3) 2446 2446 2446
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/97/3800 -/97/3800 -/97/3800
* 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 LJ78G(2400), LJ71G(2400).
In April 1990, long-wheelbase 5-door versions were added to the Land Cruiser 70 wagon and van, which had previously consisted solely of short-wheelbase 3-door versions. At the same time, the wagon model was separated from the Land Cruiser 70 line as the Land Cruiser Prado, to compete in the market that was dominated by the then highly successful Mitsubishi Pajero.

The 3-door version of the Prado came with two rows of seats accommodating five people, whereas the 5-door version could accommodate eight people in three rows of seats. The engine was initially a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder SOHC turbo diesel unit producing 97 PS (2L-TE), which was replaced with a newly developed 3-liter 130 PS 4-cylinder turbo diesel unit in May 1993. The transmission was either a 5-speed manual or an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic, and the drivetrain configuration was part-time 4-wheel-drive with a 2-speed transfer.
Plant Honsha plant
The meaning of "Land Cruiser" is the same as in English. "Prado" is Portuguese for "meadow" or "field."

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