although Toyota Is making headlines in a whole new way Land Cruiser 300, The Japanese car manufacturer is also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of this iconic off-road vehicle. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Toyota has been releasing special editions of its Land Cruiser series. This time, the automaker released a rugged retro-style Land Cruiser 70 series.
- Three body styles available
- Upgraded appearance from the inside out
- Only 600 units produced
Land Cruiser 70 Series Anniversary Edition: What is it?
The anniversary model is based on the Land Cruiser 70 series, which was first introduced in 1984 and is still sold in some markets such as Australia and the Middle East. This SUV still adopts the retro-style design that debuted in 1984.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition is based on the flagship GXL class. It will offer three color options-French vanilla, Merlot and Trinity Taupe-as well as the 76 series station wagon design and the 79 series single and double cab pickup body styles. Toyota will only produce 600 70th Anniversary Land Cruisers-320 double cabs, 200 single cabs and 80 trucks.
Land Cruiser 70 Series Anniversary Edition: exterior and interior updates
Compared with the standard 70-series Land Cruiser, the Anniversary Edition uses a redesigned front grille, which has been blacked out and replaced the traditional logo with the word “Toyota”. The cladding on the front bumper and wheel arches was also blackened. The 16-inch alloy wheels and the headlamp frame are also treated with dark colors, while the DLR and fog lamps are upgraded to LED units.Finally, there are “Heritage” and “70th Anniversary emblems” to distinguish it as a very special land cruiser
Inside, the seats of the 70th anniversary car use premium black interiors. It is also equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift lever from Hilux. The dashboard is trimmed with faux wood, with black and silver trim. Toyota has also added some beautiful features, such as two additional Type A USB charging ports, two cup holders on the center console and all four power windows. In terms of safety, some variants are equipped with five airbags.
Land Cruiser 70 Series Anniversary Edition:
SecondEngine and machinery
Under the hood, the Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition is powered by a 202 hp, 430 Nm, 4.5-liter turbocharged V8 diesel engine. Since the 2016 update, the engine has been powering the 70-series models and used in conjunction with a 5-speed manual transmission to power all four wheels.
Land Cruiser is obviously a suitable body frame SUV, all variants are equipped with four-wheel drive, including low-end transfer case, front and rear locking differential, 3,500 kg towing capacity, vent pipe and 130 liter fuel tank as standard accessories.
Upcoming Toyota and SUVs in India: 2021 and beyond
Toyota plans to launch a new car based on Maruti Ciaz and an MPV based on Ertiga in the near future. As far as the Land Cruiser is concerned, the company sold the Land Cruiser 200 in India for the last time. Although the Land Cruiser 70 will not reach our shores, the recently launched Land Cruiser 300 is expected to arrive in India sometime next year.
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