Toyota Land Cruiser has a rich history starting back in 1951. The sturdy yet simple range has been one of the signature models of the automaker, catering to people’s practical needs in style. From the Land Cruiser family there is the heavy-duty Land Cruiser 70-series first seen in 1984, and Toyota is bringing it back for the Japan market with a makeover.
The Land Cruiser 70 has become an icon as a reliable practical vehicle, so while Toyota is re-launching the car for the modern times, its raw and utilitarian characteristics are well maintained and one of the key things is keeping the combustion engine instead of switching to an electric powertrain. The original gasoline-powered engine is replaced by a 2.8-litre GD turbo-diesel engine that outputs output 150 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with 6-speed automatic transmission, ensuring tough off-road performance with improved fuel economy. The interior has also been upgraded with styling and multimedia system.
The new Land Cruiser 70 will be available in Australia too and in fact the range is even more popular over there. Owners in Australia can opt for having it in the wagon or pickup format, and with the aforementioned powertrain or a 4.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine with a 5-speed manual transmission.