Update details Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series 2023, due in November
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Toyota Australia confirmed an update LandCruiser 70 Series will arrive in Australia in November 2022, with upgrades both in safety and payload.
All models will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, the first part of active safety technology. Line 70′ List of devices.
Shorter 70 Series standard safety equipment list Prado and 300 . line housemates. It is said to cover only the essentials by 2022 standard, with anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution and stability control.
Currently, only single-cabin chassis models have curtain airbags and driver’s knee bags, while all other models only have driver and passenger bags. Toyota has yet to announce whether this will change.
Toyota says it has made design improvements that have allowed it to increase the total weight of the 70 Series to more than 3500kg, increasing the vehicle’s payload figure and pushing it from the light cargo category to the midsize category.
It has not confirmed tonnage figures and more details – including pricing – will be confirmed closer to the vehicle’s launch date.
The 4.5-litre turbocharged V8 diesel powering the range will remain unchanged, with 151kW of power and 430Nm of torque. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive.
“The upcoming changes are designed to ensure that the legendary LandCruiser 70 Series continues to be available for the foreseeable future in the Australian market, where its popularity drove sales of more than 13,900 last year, ” said Toyota Australia Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, Sean Hanley.
“The increase in GVM will certainly appeal to owners who use the 70 Series as a commercial vehicle or are looking for even greater capabilities as a heavy-duty recreational off-road vehicle.
“Combined with heavy-duty suspension and 3,500kg towing capacity, these upgrades will enhance the versatility and solid reputation of this legendary vehicle.”
Of the approximately 13,900 vehicles sold last year, a total of 12,277 sales were for single- and two-cabin chassis models according to VFACTS. That made tray-supported 70s much more popular than wagons.
In addition to a special 70th Anniversary model last year, the venerable off-roader lineup was last updated in 2020.
That year, the 4×4 and old 1985 wagons featured a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and Bluetooth as standard in the range.
Toyota has been continuously announcing updates for nearly its entire product line.
The Corolla and RAV4for example, will get updated infotainment and safety tech later this year with the former getting a more powerful hybrid version, while Supra are getting a manual transmission, Yaris Cross is receiving unspecified technology updates and Yaris, C-HR and camry are getting new colors.
These aren’t just minor updates on the agenda for Australia’s best-selling car brand, though, as it’s poised to launch its second generation. GR 86plus a new GR Corolla hatchback and small one Corolla Cross SUV.