Toyota Land Cruiser Third generation
|2002 to 2009|
|Also called||Lexus GX (third generation)|
|Assembly||Japan: Tahara, Aichi Colombia: Envigado India: Bangalore Philippines: Santa Rosa City|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||3-door wagon 5-door wagon|
First appeared in 2002, this model included a re-designed front suspension to address reliability concerns of the previous generation, and an all new body designed at the Toyota ED2 design studio in France from 1998 to early 2000.
Engines include the 2.7 L (2693 cc) straight-4 3RZ-FE, 3.4 L (3378 cc) V-6 5VZ-FE and 3.0 L (2982 cc) straight-4 Turbo diesel 1KZ-TE. In countries like China, a newly developed engine 1GR-FE V6 is available. The engine immobilizer became standard equipment in some markets.
|Fuel Capacity||87 litres|
In Europe it is sold as simply the Toyota Land Cruiser LC3, LC4 or LC5 (depending on the generation) or with the number series designation (LC 70, LC 90 and LC 120). In North America it is not part of the Land Cruiser range, as the Toyota 4Runner replaces the Land Cruiser Prado's affordable trim levels, while the expensive trim levels are instead sold as the Lexus GX 470, with nearly identical body panels and a V8 engine.
In August 2004, the 3RZ-FE was replaced by 2.7 L (2694 cc) 2TR-FE and in July 2005, 5VZ-FE was replaced by 4.0 L (3955 cc) V6 1GR-FE with 5-speed automatic transmission available in late 2005.
Performance 4.0 L
|Top Speed||109 mph|
|0-60 mph||8.8 secs|
|Torque||380 Nm, 280 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||291 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||4|
|Miles Per Tank||421 miles|
In North America, this model is known as the Lexus GX 470 with the 4.7 L (4663 cc) V8 2UZ-FE engine.
Diesel models have had the 1KZ-TE turbo diesel engine with maximum output rating 96 kW (131 PS; 129 hp) as well as the 5L-E natural aspirated diesel engine rating 70 kW (95 PS; 94 hp). In November 2006, Toyota introduced the 1KD-FTV Turbo Diesel (D-4D engine to meet Euro IV emission standards. This engine delivers 127 kW (173 PS; 170 hp) of power and 410 N·m (300 lb·ft) of torque. The upgrade to the D-4D engine was also matched with transmission upgrades to the diesel range, with the 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions added in line with the petrol powered range. From August 2007 the Prado received several equipment and safety upgrades. The car has won 3 awards for the best performance on a SUV type vehicle in Australia and US.
The 120-series Land Cruiser Prado shares the same suspension parts as the current generation Hilux Surf/4Runner and FJ Cruiser.
There is a shorter three door version of the 120-series, with a 125-code instead of 120. Engines are the same, most features are the same; just the 1KZ-TE was only available in five door version. The three door wagon features only two seat rows. The fuel tank is limited to 87 L, no sub-fuel-tank system available.
|Options: Equipment included on some trim levels|
For model year 2007 on Japanese models only, G-BOOK, a subscription telematics service, is offered as an option. In China, Dadi Auto made a clone of the suv called the Dadi Shuttle.