Toyota has officially unveiled the 2013 Land Cruiser Prado. It features revised styling inside and out.

Toyota has officially unveiled the 2013 Land Cruiser Prado.

Described as "one of the most technically advanced and easy to use 4WD vehicles in the world," the facelifted model has a new front fascia with an enlarged grille and restyled headlights. The styling changes won't win everyone over but Toyota says it reinforces "toughness, reliability and outstanding off-road performance."

Out back, the changes are less controversial but include revised taillights and new license plate garnish. The model also has restyled wheels and four new exterior colors including Attitude Black Mica, Bronze Mica Metallic, Dark Green Mica and Dark Blue Mica.

The cabin is instantly recognizable but features a revised instrument cluster, updated trim and improved second- and third row seats. The model also has a new center stack with an updated audio control panel and a new dial that controls the Multi-terrain Select system and Crawl Control speed adjustment. There's also a new 4.2-inch multi-information screen that provides "significantly enhanced off-road driving assistance with the addition of new angle gauge, traction control operation at each wheel and differential lock operation screens."

In Europe, two engines are available. The 4.0-liter V6 petrol produces 282 HP (207 kW) and 385 Nm (283 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission that enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 km/h (111 mph).

The 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, on the other hand, develops 190 HP (140 kW) and 420 Nm (309 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the three-door Prado to run from 0-100 km/h in 10.2 seconds (10.6 with manual transmission) and hit a top speed of 175 km/h (108 mph).

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