Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Re-Launched With Modern Gear
Toyota Japan has just announced that it will build the original Land Cruiser 70 for another one year. This is probably the best move we’ve ever seen from a car manufacturer in recent years where a best-selling vehicle is modernized with its classic looks maintained.
Apparently, the demand is still strong for this model and the Toyota expects to sell around 200 units each month.
The Land Cruiser 70 will be produced only in Japan and will be offered as a double-cab pickup truck and as a four-door van.
This Land Cruiser 70 was originally launched in 1984 and was discontinued in 2004, but the model is still available in markets such as Australia and other parts of Asia.
This re-launched Land Cruiser 70 will use an updated version of the 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine fitted with an aluminum block and with VVT-I, capable to deliver 231 hp and 360 Nm of torque.
Engine is bolted to a standard five-speed manual transmission and has a fuel consumption of 15.1 l/100 km or 15.5 mpg. Toyota says that the Land Cruiser 70 will be equipped with a part-time four-wheel drive system with dual-mode automatic locking hub.
As a result, the Land Cruiser 70 can be fuel-efficient in the city thanks to the two-wheel driving while the four-wheel drive provides better driving performance on uneven ground and slippery roads.
Optionally, Toyota offers the electric differential lock (front and rear), which prevents the vehicle getting stuck. Although the design remains the same, Toyota offers small updates such as a new grille, redesigned headlights as well as a new hood.
As standard, the Land Cruiser 70 will be offered with safety features such as airbags and ABS, but will also comes with modern touches such as a trip computer.