It is a 4WD vehicle manufactured by Toyota.
It is positioned in the light duty use among the Land Cruiser series, and it was released as the derivative of Land Cruiser 70 series.
It was the model that made the chassis of Land Cruiser 70 series lightweight, had the common power train with Hilux Surf and Blizzard, and was made into a passenger vehicle.
Its name is often abbreviated as "Prado" in Japan, but "Prado" is not used in the name for Europe or Africa, and it is sold as "Land Cruiser." In North America, it is sold as GX470 in Lexus brand.
The name "Land Cruiser" is a synthesized name from the English words "Land" and "Cruiser," which means "Land cruiser," and "Prado" means "Plain" in Portuguese.