After being phased out in 2004, the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser 70 has made a comeback in Japan. The vehicle has been the epitome of dependability and longevity, according to the manufacturer since its initial introduction in 1984. After a prolonged hiatus, it has returned to the market with enhanced features, performance, and technologies while preserving its fundamental dependability. Beneath the skin, the legendary Japan-spec model has a 2.8-litre direct-injection turbo diesel mill with a peak torque of 500Nm and a maximum power output of about 201bhp. The model offers different engine options depending on the region where it is sold. For instance, in Australia, there is a V8 diesel engine available, while in the United Arab Emirates, the vehicle is equipped with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine. Additionally, there are also short three-door and pick-up truck versions of this vehicle available depending on the area. Let's take a glance at a few other aspects of this model.
Toyota Land Cruiser 70: Design and Safety
In Japan, the Land Cruiser 70 Series is only available as a five-door SUV. It carries the quintessential profile of the 70 series along with vertical and horizontal lines. However, Toyota claims that the new-generation 70 series' design elements have been adjusted to suit modern customers' demands.
Inside, the vehicle preserves the "70" series' powerful horizontal design'' and features high-end fabrics. Moreover, it includes a range of features such as a 4.2-inch TFT cluster, and Toyota's Safety Sense suite that offers advanced safety features such as pre-crash safety, lane departure alert, and drive-start control functions.
Toyota Land Cruiser 70: Engine and Off-road Capabilities
As previously stated, the all-new Land Cruiser 70's 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine produces 500Nm and 201bhp. Toyota states that the traditional ladder frame-based Land Cruiser offers exceptional steering stability because of its electronic differential lock, and a variety of braking and driving control systems, such as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC).
Toyota Land Cruiser 70: Dimensions and Price
The Japan-spec Land Cruiser 70 version is 4,890mm long, 1,870mm wide, and 1,920mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,730mm and weighs 2,300kg. Priced at 4,800,000 yen (around Rs 27.10 lakh), the vehicle is only offered in a single AX variant.