A special event organised at the iconic Saud Bahwan Automotive Corporate Centre marked the dramatic entry of the new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in Oman. Mr. Nobuyuki Takemura, Department General Manager, Middle East & North Africa Division, Toyota Motor Corporation and many other invitees & officials graced the occasion.
In his welcome address, the group spokesperson paid respects to the benevolent leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, “Due to the farsighted policies of His Majesty the Sultan, Oman has enjoyed an era of peace, progress & prosperity. I pray to God Almighty to bestow good health and long life on him,” he said.
Appreciating the support extended by Toyota Motor Corporation, he said, “Toyota is the brand of choice for people in Oman. We have been able to achieve this remarkable success due to the excellent support from Toyota management - for which we convey our wholehearted thanks to them.”
During his presentation, Mr. Nobuyuki Takemura lauded the accomplishments of the Saud Bahwan Automotive (SBA) team for their efforts in consolidating the position of Toyota in Oman during the long association in Oman.
Highlighting the unique characteristics of the 2018 Prado, Mr. Nobuyuki Takemura said, “The new 2018 Prado is a top-of-the-line SUV. Reliable and tough, it can go anywhere, do anything. Off road or on, it delivers upgraded performance. Prado offers the latest technology and safety with breathtaking style. QDR – Quality, Durability & Reliability. These are our keywords worldwide and also here. In the Middle East, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is synonymous with QDR. New Prado is advanced in every area including style and features. It is also dependable, tougher and with better performance…in other words it offers “Advanced Robustness”.
The exterior design of successive Prado generations has always combined the stylish aesthetics of a vehicle entirely at home in any environment with the robust image of durability and power expected from a genuine four-wheel drive machine. New Prado is available in two enticing colours: Blackish Ageha Glass Flake and Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic.
The new Prado builds on this proven, trusted formula with a unique design which is visually more agile and dynamic, yet maintains three core strengths essential to the vehicle’s renowned go-anywhere credentials, namely, ‘Total Practicality’ – with headlamps and cooling openings positioned to maximize both protection and wading depth; ‘Total Durability’ – with the powertrain and all functional parts well protected and ‘Total Capability’ – with the tight turning circle and generous ground clearance essential for even the most demanding off-road driving.
The 2018 Prado’s class-leading features complement its thrilling power and performance. These include a New Design Hood & Grille, Muffler Cutter, Headlamps & Rear Lamps, Front& Rear Bumpers. It has 6 Speed A/T on Petrol models along with Full-Time 4WD with Centre Differential LSD. Available in either 17" Alloy Wheels or 18" Alloy Wheels, the Prado has LED Type Headlamp & Clearance Lamps and Moonroof.
It is available inthese engine variants - 4.0 Litre delivering 271 HP, 2.7 Litre delivering163 HP and 3.0 Litre Turbo Diesel delivering161 HP.
Toyota Prado's refined interior has plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to seven adults. It is also equipped with a host of High-end Luxury features - Woodgrain Panelling, Chrome-Coloured Side Protection Moulding,Cool Box. Cushioned Seats offer wonderful Under-thigh Support. Second-row Seats fold in a 60:40 Split offer enhanced utility with a Slide Function and Walk-In Accessibility for facilitating Easy Ingress/Egress for the Third-row Seats. The Third-row Seats, fold in a 50:50 Split. The Prado also offers Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column, Side Step with Illumination, Smart Entry & Push-button Start, Parking Sensors & Retractable Outer Mirrors (With Turn Signal).
The Prado has Front Sensors and parking sensors, 9" Navigation System, Leather Seats, Ventilated Front Seats, Cruise Control, Rear View Camera and Steering with Audio & Bluetooth Switches.
Reinforcing Prado’s broad, powerful stance, the sharply trimmed lower section minimizes the effect of the front overhang on the vehicle’s off-road driving approach angle. Allied to a minimum ground clearance of 215 mm, the 31-degree approach, 25-degree departure and 22-degree ramp breakover angles ensure the model’s off-road abilities.
Prado features the Leading Edge in Safety with Advanced Technologies for safety performance collectively known as the Toyota Safety Sense. This is the next stage of active safety technology and is designed for comprehensive integrated safety. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is a bundle of active safety features that include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, Pre-crash Safety System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam.Prado also has Airbags for Driver, Passenger and Curtain, Side (Front) and Knee (Driver Only).
The Prado's Strong Chassis offers excellent Impact Protection while the Long Wheelbase and Wide Wheel Track give Excellent Handling and Stability.
In sum, the Prado’s unparalleled prowess is apparent on smooth as well as rough terrain. It has the power to hold its own and the performance to ‘Reach the Unreachable’. Wait no more to discover the thrilling new 2018 Prado, do visit the nearest Toyota showroom & make it yours!
Specifications of vehicle imported from Toyota Motor Corporation are as per the GSO Conformity Certificate applicable to the model/grade. Parameters such as vehicle weight, dimensions & fuel economy could vary from the GSO Conformity Certificate due to fitment of dealer installed non-Toyota accessories. Pictures and colours shown may differ from actual specifications. In Oman, the nationwide parts and service network of Saud Bahwan Automotive support Toyota’s outstanding product quality. No wonder then that today, Toyota is one of the most trusted and well-known brands.