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Toyota Prado Altitude Special Edition Returns For 2017

Toyota is set to roll out a limited run of its popular Prado large SUV, once again branded with the special edition Altitude badge last seen locally in 2015.

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.

In all Toyota claims an extra $10,000 of added value with additional features including 18-inch alloy wheels, moonroof and auto-levelling LED headlights with chrome surrounds.

Toyota has upgraded the interior with 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.

As with the last two Altitude editions Toyota has once again shifted the spare tyre from the tailgate to underneath the vehicle removing the Prado’s second fuel tank reducing fuel and reducing fuel capacity from 150 litres to 87 litres.

The change makes is possible for the Prado Altitude to offer an independently opening rear window on the tailgate, allowing quick and easy loading of smaller items into the rear, without needing to open the tailgate, which retains its side-hinged opening.

The Toyota Prado Altitude is powered by the same four-cylinder 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine and six-speed automatic from the GXL, the diesel unit produces 130kW and 450Nm while sipping 8.0-litres per 100km.

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