TOYOTA UNVEIL NEW 70 SERIES LANDCRUISER RANGE
Exciting times as 4WD Touring Australia witness the unveiling of a new era in 4WDing.
After more than 30 years as Toyota’s toughest export, and over 100,000km of locally conducted ‘torture testing’, the re-engineered single cab chassis 79 Series ute is set to achieve the maximum five star ANCAP safety rating, while the entire 70 Series receives an impressive array of updates.
The 76 Series wagon, 78 Series Troopcarrier and 79 Series single and dual cab utes are all due to receive updated safety electronics, cruise control and engine updates to bring them in line with Euro-5 standards.
The workhorse 4.5L turbo diesel V8 is upgraded to offer enhanced responsiveness, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. The mighty 1VD-FTV powerplant delivers 151kW of power at 3400rpm and offers a strong and remarkably flat peak torque curve, generating 430Nm from 1200–3200rpm. A diesel particulate filter is now standard fare across the range as a part of the move towards Euro-5 compliance.
Commercially orientated WorkMate variants gain new, wider single-piece rims and tubeless tyres, auto locking hubs, cruise control and electronic safety updates.
All models benefit from the addition of active traction, flow down tech from the 200 Series which improves offroad traction and onroad handling.
Single cab variants are available with the Toyota Genuine Industry Accessories range which includes an ultra heavy duty steel tray, storage box, window and tail light protectors.
Head to the Toyota Australia website for further details.