16 November 2009 /
To ensure the all new Land Cruiser Prado not only meets, but exceeds, demanding customer expectations, it has been subjected to an intense level of development testing, both on road and off road, to ensure its highly-acclaimed standards of reliability and toughness.
Toyota's Tahara factory is equipped with an endurance course specially designed for off road driving.
Normal development testing includes 15,000 kilometres of driving over various surfaces to simulate over 50,000 kilometres of use.
When developing the new Prado however, prototypes were driven over 30,000 kilometres of the most severe terrain, simulating some 100,000 kilometres of everyday use.
In addition, engineers performed inspections every 3,000 kilometres to search both for faults and opportunities for further improvements.
What's more, new Prado prototypes disguised as the current model were tested here in Australasia. They were driven for 30,000 kilometres off road, followed by an additional 70,000 kilometres on unimproved roads, for a total 100,000 kilometres of real-world testing.
As a result, the highly acclaimed Land Cruiser standards of reliability and toughness have been taken to new heights, providing drivers with even greater peace of mind and absolute confidence in the abilities of Toyota's new Land Cruiser Prado, on road or off road, around the world.