The 70 Series is a family of Toyota Land Cruiser models that has been in production since 1984 and celebrates a 30 year anniversary with a spec upgrade for 2015.
Farmers, miners and over landers around the world prefer this “workhorse” with its no-frills, no-breakdowns approach to duty.
The last upgrade saw the adoption of 4.5-litre 32-valve V8 turbo-diesel engines with common-rail direct injection and intercooler into the 76 Station Wagon, the 79 Single Cab and the 79 Double Cab.
In its latest iteration, the 79 Double Cab will now be available with rear over fenders and 16-inch alloy wheels in place of the steel wheels. Over fenders and alloys are a standard feature already on Single Cab models.
All models will also have a Lights-On Remind Warning with a buzzer.
The V8 diesel engine derivatives of the 79 Single and Double Cab and the 76 Station Wagon will now have auto-locking free wheel hubs, which will save the hassle of having to get out of the vehicle to lock the wheel hubs.
The Land Cruiser 79 V8 diesel Single and Double Cabs will also contain a spare wheel lock while the 76 V8 Diesel Station Wagon will contain a spare wheel cover as a standard feature.
Toyota aims to improve on the images of rigidity, reliability, and durability on its Land Cruiser 70 series.
Land Cruiser 79 Single Cab
4.0 V6 – R459 600
4.2 D – R489 000
4.5 V8 D – R559 400
Land Cruiser 79 Double Cab
4.0 V6 – R519 700
4.2 D – R545 100
4.5 V8 D – R612 100
Land Cruiser 78 Wagon
4.2 D – R532 500
Land Cruiser 76 Station Wagon
4.2 D – R557 500
4.5 V8 D – R626 000