Toyota is trying to push its big 4WD to new heights with a new city-friendly special edition.
The new Toyota Prado Altitude is priced from $68,230 before on-road costs, which represents a $5000 premium over the GXL it is based on.
However, the extra costs scores some more gear including 18-inch alloy wheels, moonroof and auto-levelling LED headlights with chrome surrounds.
Inside, the Prado Altitude gains leather appointed upholstery, power adjustable front seats and a new 14-speaker JBL audio system with digital radio. The back seats feature a ceiling mounted 9.1-inch screen coupled with a Blu-ray player, three wireless headphones and a remote.
Toyota has mounted the spare tyre underneath the vehicle not on the rear tailgate, however this positioning requires the removal of the Prado’s vaunted second fuel tank reducing fuel capacity from 150 litres to 87 litres.
With the removal of the rear mounted spare, Toyota has now incorporated an independently opening rear hatch on the tailgate.
The Toyota Prado Altitude retains the four-cylinder 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel powerplant from the GXL, the diesel unit produces 130kW and 450Nm while sipping 8.0-litres per 100km.