70 Series 4WD LandCruiser Ute upgraded with improvements

TOYOTA BOOSTS SAFETY, INCREASES PAYLOAD FOR ICONIC LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES

70 Series – Toyota is set to upgrade its iconic workhorse 4WD LandCruiser 70 Series with improvements to safety technology and an increase in gross vehicle mass (GVM), offering greater payload.

 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Single Cab Chassis GXL

  • Safety performance benefits from addition of autonomous emergency braking
  • Higher gross vehicle mass allows greater payload
  • Upgraded range due to go on sale in November 2022

Due to arrive in November of 2022, the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series pickup and wagon range benefits from the addition of a pre-collision safety system incorporating autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection1.

This builds upon the already extensive safety technology that includes anti-lock braking, traction control, vehicle stability control and hill-start assist.

Design refinements have enabled Toyota to increase the GVM to more than 3,500kg, supporting useful increases in payload2 and taking the range from the light to the medium goods category.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said Toyota was committed to providing LandCruiser customers with greater flexibility and peace of mind.

“The upcoming changes are designed to ensure that the legendary LandCruiser 70 Series will continue to be available for the foreseeable future in the Australian market, where its popularity resulted in more than 13,900 sales last year,” Mr Hanley said.

“The increase in GVM is sure to appeal to owners who use the LandCruiser as a tool of trade or are seeking an even greater ability as a heavy duty recreational off roader.

“Combined with heavy-duty suspension and 3,500kg towing capacity, these upgrades will enhance the versatility and rugged reputation for this legendary vehicle,” he said.

The LandCruiser 70 Series is powered by a strong 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel driving all four wheels through a dual-range transfer case.

Further details will be confirmed closer to the launch of the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series.

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1Driver Assist Feature. Operates under certain conditions only. Please check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive carefully.
2Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.

 

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.