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10 Aug 2012


Toyota has upgraded its workhorse LandCruiser 70 Series range with new safety, comfort and convenience features.

The headline safety feature is the adoption of ABS anti-skid brakes on all models.

The ABS brakes will operate when the vehicle is in H2 and H4 modes (except when differential locks are engaged).

Toyota has also added a new double cab body style, joining single cab, troop carrier and wagon.

Two model grades are offered in double cab, troop carrier and wagon - WorkMate and GXL.

Matthew Callachor, executive director sales and marketing Toyota Australia, said the LandCruiser double cab was a direct result of the company's long-term commitment to the mining and rural sectors.

"Australian requirement has led the world in the development of this variant - just
as it was the first export market for LandCruiser more than half a century ago," Mr Callachor said.

"Australia is a pivotal market for LandCruiser and our ongoing resolve to service our customers is absolute."

LandCruiser single cab has three model grades - WorkMate, GX and GXL - giving a total of nine model variants.

Prices start from $58,790* for the single cab WorkMate model.

GXL-grade models now have the added specification of differential locks as standard equipment, factory-installed wireless door locks with new key fob (previously port installed), and a new in-dash multi-function clock.

The multi-function clock includes an alarm function, stopwatch and outside temperature readout. It is also fitted to the single cab GX model.

All LandCruiser 70 Series models now have an air-inlet snorkel mounted on the A-pillar.

The upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series also has a new audio/CD system with Bluetooth™# hands-free, audio streaming and voice-recognition phone/audio.

The new four-speaker audio has a single CD, radio text and facia-mounted 3.5mm AUX jack and USB input^.

LandCruiser 70 wagon models also have new front bucket and rear seats, and the improved seat designs have been fitted to double cab models.

The new front seats for wagon models have an extended seat cushion made from visco-elastic foam and an additional 30mm of fore/aft slide adjustment.

The rear seat in wagon models has a new 42mm-longer cushion for added comfort.

Fuel tank capacity has increased in wagon models from 90 to 130 litres, with the fuel tank mounted between the chassis rails.

The dashboard design has been improved, with a new front storage compartment/cupholder with 12V accessory power socket.

The upgraded LandCruiser 70 WorkMate troop carrier now has a high-mount centre stop lamp for added active safety.

Seven exterior colours are offered, with a choice of grey vinyl or grey fabric seats.

The grey fabric interior is now offered with all exterior colour choices.

All LandCruiser 70 Series models have a turbocharged high-pressure direct-injection V8 diesel engine, five-speed manual transmission, two-speed transfer and power-assisted steering.

WorkMate models have 16-inch steel split rims. GX and GXL (except LC78 GXL) models have 16-inch alloy wheels.



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