Both the LC79 and LC76 are now fitted with driver and passenger front airbags. To accommodate the airbag sensors, and prevent them from deploying the airbags in minor impacts often encountered in normal off-road driving conditions, the front bumper on both models is extended forward by 136mm.
Instrumentation on both models is revised with a higher grade specification providing improved aesthetics and functionality. The steering column features tilt and telescopic adjustments while the steering wheel itself is now a four-spoke urethane version similar to that used on the Land Cruiser 200.
The LC76 (Land Cruiser Station Wagon) features a revised cloth trim for the seats and a TNS510 navigation/audio system that includes an auxiliary connection (MP3) as well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Seat trim on the LC79 (Land Cruiser Pick Up) is vinyl as on the previous model.
The LC79 Petrol Pick Up is now fitted with a new generation all aluminium 4,0-litre V6 engine – the 1GR-FE unit that has proved so successful in the Hilux and Fortuner models. This engine produces 170 kW, an improvement of 5% on the previous 4,5 litre engine, with 360 Nm of torque. Aside from increased power, this new generation engine provides for improved operating efficiencies together with significantly lower emissions.
The current diesel engine is carried over to the new specification LC76 Diesel Station Wagon and the LC79 Diesel Pick Up. Maximum power for this engine is 96 kW with peak torque of 285 Nm.
All three of these latest specification Land Cruiser models are now available from Toyota dealers.