Landcruiser 70 Series upgrades announced

Toyota is set to upgrade its iconic workhorse 4WD LandCruiser 70 Series.

Set for arrival in November later this year, 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 detection.

This builds, according to Toyota, 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 payload 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 70 Series 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,” he said.

“The increase in GVM is sure to appeal to owners who use the 70 Series as a tool of trade or are seeking an even greater ability as a heavy duty recreational off roader,” said Hanley.

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

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.