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by Tim Beissmann

The Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series has been upgraded with the addition of anti-lock brakes (ABS) across the entire line-up and specification enhancements throughout the range.

The announcement of the LandCruiser 70 Series updates comes just one week after Toyota Australia confirmed the availability of the dual-cab LandCruiser ute, which CarAdvice first reported on exclusively in February.

The bolstered Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series range now includes nine models: WorkMate, GX and GXL variants of the single-cab ute, and WorkMate and GXL variants of the dual-cab ute, troop carrier and wagon. Prices start at $58,790 before on-road costs for the single-cab WorkMate.

Toyota says the standard ABS will operate when the 70 Series is in H2 and H4 modes, except when differential locks are engaged.

All updated LandCruiser 70 Series models benefit from an air inlet snorkel mounted on the A-pillar, a revised cabin layout with a new storage compartment and 12-volt socket, and a new four-speaker audio system with a CD player, AUX/USB inputs, and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming.

High-grade GXL variants score differential locks as standard, along with wireless door locks with a new key fob and an in-dash multi-function clock that includes an alarm, stopwatch and outside temperature display. The single-cab GX also gets the new clock.

Other specification changes include: new front bucket and rear seats for the wagon with extended cushions, and redesigned rear seats for the dual cab; a high-mount centre rear stop lamp for the WorkMate troop carrier; and a new 130-litre fuel tank in the wagon, up 40 litres from the old model.

The LandCruiser 70 Series’ drivetrain carries over unchanged into the updated model, continuing to pair a 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre direct-injection V8 diesel engine with a five-speed manual transmission, two-speed transfer case and power-assisted steering.

 

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series manufacturer’s list prices:

Single-cab

  • WorkMate – $58,790
  • GX – $60,790
  • GXL – $62,790

Dual-cab

  • WorkMate – $63,990
  • GXL – $67,990

Wagon

  • WorkMate – $59,990
  • GXL – $64,290

Troop carrier

  • WorkMate – $65,790
  • GXL – $67,990



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