The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Japanese: トヨタ・ランドクルーザー プラド, Hepburn: Toyota Rando-Kurūzā Purado) is a full-size four-wheel drive vehicle in the Land Cruiser range produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota. The Prado is one of the smaller vehicles in the Land Cruiser range. From 2009, the Prado is based on Toyota’s J150 platform. In some countries it is available as the equivalent Lexus GX.
The Prado may also be referred to as Land Cruiser LC70, LC90, LC120 and LC150 depending on the platform. In some markets, it is known simply as the Toyota Prado or Toyota Land Cruiser.
In North America, the Prado is not part of the Land Cruiser range; the rebadged Lexus GX occupies the Prado’s position in luxury trim. The GX uses practically identical body panels and V8 engine.
The Prado has ladder frame chassis, two-speed transfer boxes and rear beam axles. The J70 platform has a front beam axle, while the J90, J120 and J150 platforms have front independent suspension.
As of 2014, the Prado is available in every Toyota market, except the US, Canada (both only available as the Lexus GX), Mexico, South Korea, India, and some Southeast Asian and South American markets (where the Hilux-based Fortuner/SW4 is offered instead).