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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012 – Testing the automotive giant

Usually either push out of the passenger cabin to look out there under the wheels , either , saying, ” maybe blow over ” – diving down . With the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012g.v . all easier … Premiere test drive of the fourth generation Land Cruiser Prado was in the arctic circle at -25 , forest trails Finland, where before there were only snowmobiles . Rent Toyota Prado- 2012 in Baku

Japanese with characteristic thoroughness currently defined conditional portrait club owners of the car : the average income – $ 4300 per month , age 45-48 years , 77% men and 23 % women . Personally, I do not get to this target audience . By age. Still young . So when seated behind the wheel of brand new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 , mentally preparing to age at least 15-20 years . No such luck.

The current Prado, packed with so many electronic goodies that management turns into an exciting game of “find the limit of the technical capabilities of the car .” To go through all levels of this game, pretend to be an old man , resolutely was not what opportunities.

Ahead of a steep descent . Where to go – a damn sight. Usually , in such cases , or push out of the cabin passengers to look out there under the wheels , either , saying, ” maybe blow over ” – diving down . With the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012 now everything is easier. Cut in a single button on the steering wheel system Multi-terrain Monitor and drive on.

The screen center console , along with a “picture” of the front and side-scan output marker line width of the car , the front wheels of the contact line , the line of the leading edge of the car, the intended direction of movement depending on the steering wheel and the minimum rotation . Beauty .

Then activate a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 Multi-terrain Select ( first installed on cars Toyota). It automatically changes the parameters of the acceleration and braking systems and traction control system for off-road . The system provides four modes for the type of surface : «Mud and Sand» ( dirt and sand ), «Loose Rock» ( gravel ), «Mogul» ( rough surface ) and «Rock» ( rocky surface ) . Stop at last and fearlessly slipping down .

Surprisingly, test-drive Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012 in the vast Finland held on non -studded tires. Naturally, at the first opportunity , I honestly your Prado “remove” in the biggest snowdrift. Was jerked for a shovel in the trunk of climb ( thanks to the organizers , take care ) , but my more senior partner, advised not to make a fuss .

To start having involved the adaptive suspension , body raised to its maximum height . Interaxial activated lock. Clicked ” tumbler “, switching to a lower gear . On top clicked «Crawl Control». And the miracle happened : Prado very slowly crawled out of a snowdrift up the hill. I even on the gas pedal is not pressed . Arose even ask the question : ” In general, the driver Prado needed? “

And he – that’s what. Off-road performance Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012g.v . : Tilting angle – 42 degrees , the maximum angle of 42 degrees ( both front and reverse) , and the maximum fording depth – 700 mm . Minimum ground clearance 220 ​​mm Approach angle – maximum slope, which can enter the car without touching its front bumper – 32 degrees .

Upgraded 4.0-liter 24 -valve engine Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 V6 of 3956 cm3 and two overhead camshafts (DOHC) belt develops power 282 hp . s. standard DIN ( 207 kW ) at 5600 r / min and torque of 385 Nm at 4400 r / min. This engine propels the new Land Cruiser from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.2 seconds , top speed -180 km / h Rent Toyota Prado- 2012 in Baku

A 5 – speed automatic transmission Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 management system is used with artificial intelligence (AI-SHIFT), selects a gear according to the driving conditions and driving style . The system provides AI-SHIFT control algorithm depending on the road conditions. Sequential gearshift actuated when selecting S, allows the driver to be directly involved in driving. There is eco-driving indicator (Eco Driving).

The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2012 offers two full third-row seats with integrated head restraints . These seats fold down to form a completely flat floor in the trunk. Landing on the seat has become easier due to the increase of the space in the hips and feet by 50 mm, and by shifting the second row seats forward , the distance for the third-row legroom is increased from 489 mm to 618 mm , which is two times more than in the previous model .

Comfort fit driver in Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 is improved by the addition of adjusting the steering wheel tilt and height , which can be performed electrically or manually . The new Land Cruiser for the driver’s seat has 8 parameters adjustment by electric or manually adjusting the parameters 6 and lumbar adjustment (using the drive ) .

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