In this article, we’ll talk about why you should do that Toyota Prado head unit upgrade now.
Toyota is known for a lot of good things. However, their Prado line has run behind the head unit and its technology. Are you thinking of having the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? How about installing extra apps like Hema Maps or running multiple cameras for a caravan? Then, it would help if you thought about upgrading your Toyota Prado Head Unit today with one of our Vhedia Prado head units upgrade kits.
About the Toyota Prado
The Prado (150 Series – 2009 – 2022) is part of Toyota’s beloved and enduring Landcruiser line. Since the fourth generation’s (150) introduction to the Aussie market in 2009, the Toyota Prado has been famous to those looking for a spacious family car and a reliable weekend ride on the outback, thus earning its badge mum’s school bus and daddy’s trusty outdoor four-wheeler!
To further enhance the Prado’s appeal, Toyota added new performance upgrades to improve power, comfort, and fuel efficiency over the past couple of years – a 2.8 turbo diesel engine with increased output and torque, six-speed auto transmission, satellite navigation, and modern interior amenities.
The automotive giant also introduced an impressive suite of safety features such as Toyota’s Safety Sense, anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control (TRC), vehicle stability control (VSC), and the electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) to the Toyota Prado’s range of models (i.e. GX, GXL, VX, and the Kakadu). All these drives home this SUVs claim as the top choice for a family car.
Still, its identity as a premier off-road ute was not forgotten with the newest set of updates. Variable flow control power steering, active TRC anti-slip mechanism, HAC (hill-start assist control) & DAC (downhill assist control), rear differential lock for extra grip, high ground clearance, and a 3,000kg towing capacity helped stake Prado’s claim.
And though the Prado is not the cheapest 4WD in the market, it makes up for it with a highly-comfortable drive, more than decent off-road performance, a generous room for customisations (despite the handful of features already), and holds its resale value. No wonder it’s still as popular as it was a decade ago.
Benefits of a Toyota Prado Head Unit Upgrade
Speaking of modifications, Prado’s infotainment system is still open for improvements, especially if you want to experience more freedom in your car’s central command centre.
And though Toyota is known to be behind in terms of its head unit experience, an apparent reason for this was that the company chose to focus on several other things first: engine performance, automotive design, and driving safety.
Then, why should you do a Toyota Prado head unit upgrade?
1. Open your vehicle to more apps
Given that the factory head unit of the newer Toyota Prado comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, you would not believe at first that you can still do better. And, if you own a pre-2016 model, then you might not have this technology altogether.
Switching to an Android head unit enables you to download any available app on Google Playstore. This allows you to do more than just access navigation, messaging, and music/audio apps. It’s like having a tablet on your das board.
Still, safety is the primary priority on the road so refrain from using these apps while driving (or go hands-free if you can).
2. It’s easy to do
Our head unit installation kits for Toyota Prado include everything you need: the main head unit, cables, wire harnesses, and trim removers. This allows you to replace your old head unit yourself. Everything now is plug-and-play with no cutting needed!
Save serious dollars from labour by installing the head unit DIY. Here are a few videos to help you out, and it is easy to do. From feedback, most people can do it within 2 hours!
Toyota Prado 2017-2021 Vhedia Head Unit Installation
Toyota Prado 2014-2017 Head Unit Install Vhedia
Toyota Prado 2014 – 2017 – Extra Install Instructions
3. The more technology available, the better
Maximise the use of your head unit by installing extra hardware for your vehicle.
Need additional eyes for safety? Connect your reverse and front cameras and view it on your dash screen.
How are your tyres? Easily connect via Bluetooth a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for a worry-free drive.
A quick check engine condition? Diagnose and view critical system gauges when you sync your OBD2 scan tool to your head unit.
And with more automotive gadgets coming into the market every year, you’ll be assured that your infotainment system is ready to accept these upgrades.
4. Get Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
So for those Prado owners without access to these systems, it would be wise to upgrade your head unit for your ease of mind behind the wheel.
How do you do the Toyota Prado Head Unit Upgrade?
We have this to guide you through the Toyota Prado head unit installation:
Our Final Word
The Toyota Prado boasts modern features and a spacious interior that make it the ideal family car while having the performance to rival any 4WD. But, as we’ve mentioned, there is still room for improvement for this vehicle.
One area you can upgrade is Prado’s infotainment system. And with Vhedia, you’ll be assured of a quality head unit equipped with the latest technology in vehicle media. Don’t think twice and get your Toyota Prado Vhedia head unit upgrade today!