The brand new Toyota Land Cruiser wears a retro-inspired design that borrows styling cues from earlier generations of the nameplate. One is the 70-Collection mannequin, which was launched in 1984, stays in manufacturing and simply obtained the what’s arguably the largest replace of its profession.
Massively widespread in Australia, amongst different abroad markets, the venerable 70-Collection will get a redesigned entrance finish that is satirically nearly retro. Spherical headlights make a comeback (the outgoing truck options rectangular headlights), and the entrance flip alerts as soon as once more poke out of the fenders. Not a lot has modified from the aspect, the 70 remains to be formed just like the field it got here in, and never loads has modified out again.
Consumers nonetheless have three variations known as Double Cab, Troop Service and Wagon, respectively, to select from, and all profit from main inside modifications. Toyota redesigned the steering wheel, the instrument cluster and the middle console within the title of ergonomics, and the middle stack now homes a 6.7-inch touchscreen that shows an infotainment system appropriate with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Driving aids, which the 70-Collection has largely been resistant to up till this level, make an look as properly. Land Cruiser drivers will be capable to depend on a lane departure warning system, velocity restrict recognition expertise and computerized excessive beams, amongst different options.
For the primary time, the 70-Collection is offered with an computerized transmission. The six-speed is bolted to a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine used elsewhere in Toyota’s world vary and tuned to develop 201 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 pound-feet of torque from 1,600 to 2,800 rpm. The opposite engine choice is the 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8 that has been out there for a number of years. Supplied completely with a five-speed handbook transmission, the eight-cylinder makes 202 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 317 pound-feet of torque from 1,200 to three,200 rpm.
Toyota sellers throughout Australia will start receiving the up to date 70 Collection within the fourth quarter of 2023. Pricing hasn’t been introduced but, nevertheless it’s of little curiosity to us as a result of nothing suggests the truck can be offered in the USA. We won’t have each Land Cruiser, sadly.