As with the previous Altitude, a distinguishing feature of this year's Prado Altitude is the lack of a spare tyre on the tailgate, which has been relocated under the boot floor - a design worn by Prado models in overseas markets like Europe.
Specification highlights include a glass hatch that opens independently from the tailgate (above), 18-inch alloy wheels, power moonroof, auto-levelling LED headlights, chrome side mouldings, black leather seat upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a 14-speaker JBL audio system with DAB+ digital radio, a Blu-ray rear entertainment system with 9.0-inch monitor, 5.1-channel surround sound and three pairs of wireless headphones.
The relocation of the spare wheel takes place of the second fuel tank, meaning the Prado's capacity is reduced to 87L, though owners should realistically achieve around 1000km of range per tank based on Toyota's 8.0L/100km combined fuel economy claim.
Under the bonnet is the same 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel found across the range, developing 130kW of power and 450Nm of torque - the latter coming in at 1600 to 2400rpm - mated to a six-speed automatic transmission sending drive to a constant four-wheel drive system.
Features carried over from the GXL include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, rear-view camera, cruise control, three-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, a multifunction steering wheel, keyless start and keyless entry.
Safety kit is catered for with seven airbags, stability and traction control, ABS, hill-start assist and downhill assist.
The Prado Altitude is available in four colours, black (solid), silver pearl, crystal pearl and graphite - the latter three hues attracting a $550 premium.
Like the wider Prado range, the Altitude special edition is covered by Toyota's Service Advantage capped-price servicing schedule, with the first six scheduled visits coming in at $240 a pop.