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Old 22nd October 2008, 09:47   #1636
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How do you know this particular vehicle is badged? Its not a picture from India.

Its not possible to simply change badges. Grille, headlight, hood, fender tailight etc are all different.
That is not a badged Prado(technically it is a Prado as it uses the same chassis and body shell), it sold as by Lexus as LX470 in US & north America as Pardo's are not sold in US. The main line of SUV's sold by Toyota are 4runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Landcruiser, Rav4 & Sequoia. Unlike how some Landcruisers are re-badged in India.
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This is Lexus GX470, the 'L' badged prado.
I mean the LX 470 which had its badge put onto the Land Cruiser 101. The GX 470 that you have posted is not from India and is the real Deal. In India this has not happened yet with the Prado as the car is available through the showrooms.

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How do you know this particular vehicle is badged? Its not a picture from India.

Its not possible to simply change badges. Grille, headlight, hood, fender tailight etc are all different.
, It is not only the badge but many other components that go in to turn it into a Lexus. The other thing that people forget is that Lexus is only available in Petrol. So if you have a Diesel Lexus it is a Toyota underneath.
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I guess what grangkriozer meant was that the Prado too has its equivalent in the Lexus brand and its called the GX470.
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The L-badged LC's will still have their diesel engine underneath, the steering / glasses will still the T logo / Toyota written all over, it wont have automatic hieght control, a Mark Levison music system among many other things.
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The other thing that people forget is that Lexus is only available in Petrol. So if you have a Diesel Lexus it is a Toyota underneath.
I hope you're referring specifically to the SUVs and 4x4s, as the IS220d is doing the rounds on the market for a while.
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ardo's are not sold in US. The main line of SUV's sold by Toyota are 4runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Landcruiser, Rav4 & Sequoia.
Aren't RAVs made by Mitsubishi?
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Aren't RAVs made by Mitsubishi?
RAV4 is a toyota product. Mitsubishi had the mini Pajero (coupe) and a smaller one forgot the model name.
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That is not a badged Prado(technically it is a Prado as it uses the same chassis and body shell), it sold as by Lexus as LX470 in US & north America as Pardo's are not sold in US. .
yup. Thats exactly what I was getting to.

Also FYI, Prado is sold in the US...its called the 4-runner and is petrol only.
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RAV4 is a toyota product. Mitsubishi had the mini Pajero (coupe) and a smaller one forgot the model name.
Are you referring to the Pajero io??
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Brand new Audi TT Silver Colour Unloaded near RF Motors Showroom. It came with a couple of Indicas and Indigos . It was Looking awesome will post the pictures tomorrow.
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I guess what grangkriozer meant was that the Prado too has its equivalent in the Lexus brand and its called the GX470.
Thats exactly what I meant. The Lexus GX470 is built on Prado platform ie. chasis, body etc.
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The Audi TT is going to be the Test Drive Car for Audi Cochin.Audi A8 TD car will arrive by December.
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Are you referring to the Pajero io??
Yes the Pajero io, i believe it is also called the mini pajero.
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yup. Thats exactly what I was getting to.

Also FYI, Prado is sold in the US...its called the 4-runner and is petrol only.

Do agree that, a toyota land cruiser(j12 platform) in the middle east/ Japan is a lexus across the atlantic, ie gX470 ..
Prado is not marketed or sold in USA as a Prado. so the initial argument holds true. Prado is not sold in US as a prado.
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yup. Thats exactly what I was getting to.

Also FYI, Prado is sold in the US...its called the 4-runner and is petrol only.
4-runner and Prado use 'similar' chassis do note that its not the same as the Prado is longer, higher and narrower (thinner). They have totally different body shells and interiors but they are in the same category.

The only thing both of them have in common is the V6 engine (engine code: 1GR-FE). 4runner also has V8 version which uses 2UZ-FE and Prado currently in production uses 1KD-FTV for the diesel variant.
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