LandCruiser 70 Series – We heard from Sean Hanley a few weeks ago about when the LandCruiser 70 Series were coming and last week Toyota announced the arrival date and pricing.
After a long wait and closing off the order book, the updated model is finally arriving in November.
Pricing starts from $75,600 plus the usual costs for the 76 Series WorkMate wagon.
Again, the news is that these vehicles are now available with the 2.8L 4 Cylinder turbo diesel engine from the HiLux and Prado and an automatic transmission.
There have been modifications to this engine to allow for the heavy duty use it will receive in the 70 series vehicles.
Now a 4-cylinder engine in the 70 series may sound like sacrilege to many enthusiasts. But the figures show that it may not be as crazy as it sounds.
Both have 150kW of power around the 3,000rpm mark. However, the 4 cylinder trumps the older V8 for peak torque. It has 500Nm available from 1,600 rpm through to 2,800rpm. Contrast this to the V8 which has 430 Nm available but from a lower 1,200 rpm through to 3,200rpm. This wider torque band is what the V8 enthusiasts love.
I think that immediate availability and the prospect of an AT will sway many buyers to opt for the new engine rather than wait for the V8.
Time will tell
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More LandCruiser 70 Series details
- Upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series range arrives in local showrooms priced from $75,600 plus on-roads1
- Four-cylinder 2.8-litre engine mated to automatic transmission available across the line-up
- New exterior styling and equipment upgrades complement upgrades to 70 Series range
Toyota Australia has announced pricing and specification for the upgraded range, with the venerable workhorse arriving in Australian showrooms in November priced from $75,600 plus on-road costs1 for the 76 Series WorkMate wagon.
Along with enhancements to exterior styling, comfort and convenience features, and safety technology, the 70 Series introduces a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time, teamed to the tried-and-tested 1GD four-cylinder 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine which has also been upgraded to suit the hardcore usage required of a 70 Series engine.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the changes to the new LandCruiser 70 Series would make it even more appealing to customers looking for a rugged 4×4 designed for both work and play.
“For generations the LandCruiser 70 Series has provided support for countless Australians in the toughest conditions the country has to offer, thanks to its rugged durability, strong towing and unparalleled off-road performance,” Mr Hanley said.
“Introducing the new automatic transmission, four-cylinder powertrain to the LandCruiser 70 Series range will broaden its appeal even further, making it more accessible to a wider cross-section of customers than ever before.
“Along with the upgrades to safety, convenience and styling, there has never been a better time to own a LandCruiser 70 Series.”
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