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Update March 26th 2007 : Much more info here

The Toyota LandCruiser 70 series was on display at the Brisbane International Motorshow, and whilst I can’t personally say it turned my head for a second inspection, it did generate a little buzz of its own for LandCruiser lovers.

Of course the biggest “look at me” factor for the car was the its engine, the first turbo-diesel V8 engine from Toyota. The new 4.5-litre V8 produces more than 150kW of power and 400Nm of torque while complying with the Euro IV emissions standard. Not bad at all!

“The new V8 turbo-diesel engine and other improvements will enhance the performance, strength and legendary go-anywhere ability of the LandCruiser 70 Series, The improved styling, which adds to the rugged looks of the 70 Series, will offer greater visual appeal for customers.” Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Alan Porich

For those of you who have been emailing us asking when this is going on sale, I finally have an answer for you, end of March, early April. I still however don’t know the full specifications for the 70 Series nor the price, all of which will be released around mid March.