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Toyota updates the Land Cruiser 70 Series

Toyota Land Cruiser GXL 70 Series cab/chassis (copyright image)

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24th August, 2009

Toyota has beefed up its Land Cruiser 70 Series 'work horses' with improved passive safety, comfort and features.

The seven-model 70 Series range of cab-chassis, troop carrier and wagon models has driver and front passenger airbags as standard equipment.

Land Cruiser 70 Series safety upgrades also include an extended front bumper to accommodate airbag requirements and warning lamps for the airbags and driver's seatbelt.

Prices for these and other features have been increased by just $600* or around one per cent for each model.

The range starts from $57,640* for the cab-chassis, $58,540* for the wagon and $64,540* for the troop carrier. Option prices remain unchanged.

Comfort and convenience improvements begin with newly adopted telescopic steering column adjustment and a new four-spoke urethane steering wheel.

The audio system has been completely revised.

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 now has a wider (200 mm) double DIN head unit with AM/FM tuner, single CD with MP3 capability, USB input that also allows full iPod^ control, and a 3.5 mm audio input jack.

It also offers BluetoothTM** hands-free telephone capability and BluetoothTM audio streaming with compatible products.

The 'work horse' Land Cruiser dashboard has been improved with a face-lifted appearance, revised instrument cluster and the addition of a bottle holder next to the gear-shift lever.

Interior upgrades also include new fabric Bluish Gray or Oak trim for GXL models.

The exterior colour choices are French Vanilla, Sandy Taupe and Midnight Blue on all models plus Silver Pearl, Graphite, Merlot Red and Vintage Gold on the Cab Chassis and wagon.

The Land Cruiser 76 five-seat wagon variants now have a moulded roof lining for added head clearance and increased comfort, as well a resin garnish on the front pillar and header.

The front-passenger assist grip has been moved to the A pillar and there is a new sun visor design.

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All models are powered by a turbocharged and intercooled high-pressure injection V8 diesel engine.

The 4.5-litre engine, which meets Euro IV emission standards, delivers 151 kW of power at 3,400 rpm.

Peak torque of 430 Nm is reached at just 1,200 rpm and held all the way to 3,200 rpm - the flattest torque curve among all of Toyota's engines.

It is matched to five-speed manual transmission and two-speed transfer.

On the combined cycle, the V8 engine's fuel economy is rated at 11.5 litres/100 km^^ for cab-chassis models and 11.9 litres/100 km^^ for the wagons and troop carriers.


*All prices are manufacturer's list prices and do not include statutory or dealer-delivery charges.
^ iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc.
** Bluetooth is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
^^ Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02 combined cycle.


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