Ken Mills Toyota Sunshine Coast are delighted to share some LandCruiser 70 Series news. The iconic, stylish LC70 is set to receive safety and performance upgrades later in the year.
Additional autonomous emergency braking will enhance it's safety performance, plus a higher GVM (gross vehicle mass) allows greater payload. These upgrades are due to go on sale in November 2022**
Toyota is set to upgrade its iconic workhorse 4WD LandCruiser 70 Series with improvements to safety technology and an increase in gross vehicle mass (GVM), offering greater payload. The increase in GVM is sure to appeal to owners who use the 70 Series as a tool of trade or are seeking an even greater ability as a heavy duty recreational off roader.
Due to arrive in November of 2022, the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series pickup and wagon range benefits from the addition of a pre-collision safety system incorporating autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection1.
This builds upon the already extensive safety technology that includes anti-lock braking, traction control, vehicle stability control and hill-start assist.
Design refinements have enabled Toyota to increase the GVM to more than 3,500kg, supporting useful increases in payload2 and taking the range from the light to the medium goods category.
The enhancements will provide LandCruiser 70 Series customers with greater flexibility and peace of mind.
The upcoming changes are designed to ensure that the legendary LandCruiser 70 Series will continue to be available for the foreseeable future in the Australian market, where its popularity resulted in more than 13,900 sales last year.
"Combined with heavy-duty suspension and 3,500kg towing capacity, these upgrades will enhance the versatility and rugged reputation for this legendary vehicle," he said.
The LandCruiser 70 Series is powered by a strong 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel driving all four wheels through a dual-range transfer case.
Further details will be confirmed closer to the launch of the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series.
1Driver Assist Feature. Operates under certain conditions only. Please check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive carefully.
2Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.