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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Press Kit

  1. TOYOTA INVESTS IN THE FUTURE OF LANDCRUISER
  2. WHAT'S NEW IN LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES
  3. TORTURE TESTING CONFIRMS LC70 FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD
  4. LC70 SERIES HAS IMPROVED ECONOMY
  5. WORKMATE GAINS FROM KEY LC70 IMPROVEMENTS
  6. LC70 SERIES HAS ACTIVE TRACTION CONTROL
  7. TOYOTA LC70 INDUSTRY ACCESSORIES RANGE
  8. THE NEW LC70 SERIES - MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING
  9. 2016 LC70 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS

TOYOTA INVESTS IN THE FUTURE OF LANDCRUISER


Toyota has significantly re-engineered its top-selling LandCruiser 70 Series single cab-chassis to achieve the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating as part of a comprehensive across-the-range upgrade.

Single cab-chassis variants benefit from a frame that is larger and stiffer, additional airbags, revised body panels, new front seats and a raft of other changes that improve its safety performance.

All 70 Series variants receive a full electronic safety package of vehicle stability control (VSC), active traction control (A-TRC), hill-start assist control (HAC), brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution in addition to the existing anti-skid brakes.

Other major improvements to the LandCruiser 70 Series include engine upgrades that have reduced fuel consumption by up to 10.1 per cent* while resulting in improved responsiveness, more relaxed driving and lower emissions.

The high-torque 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine has gained a diesel particulate filter and piezo-electric injectors while the five-speed manual transmission's gearing is taller in second and fifth gears. Cruise control is new to the standard equipment list.

Additional upgrades to the WorkMate grade include replacing split-rim steel wheels with a wider single-piece 16-inch design, matched for the first time to tubeless tyres.

Toyota's Australian engineers, supported by colleagues from Toyota in Japan, conducted extensive local development and evaluation over the past five years, including recalibrating the suspension to match the new frame.

LandCruiser 70 Series was subjected to more than 100,000km of extreme local testing, 70 per cent of which was conducted off-road, including in some of the harshest conditions in the country.

The sweeping engineering and manufacturing advances for LandCruiser 70 Series have resulted in modest price rises. Single cab-chassis variants, which receive the most widespread updates, have had their listed retail prices rise by $5,500# while the price rise for the double cab-chassis, wagon and troop carrier has been limited to $3,000, or 4.5 to 5.2 per cent.

Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the comprehensive updates were specifically designed and engineered to meet the varied demands of business and private buyers.

"These extensive engineering and specification updates guarantee the future for the LandCruiser 70 Series and its unrivalled combination of reliability, towing, payload and off-road ability," Mr Cramb said.

"For more than 30 years, miners, farmers, governments and many other users have turned to the go-anywhere 70 Series to traverse the most inhospitable terrain and complete the toughest jobs.

"Toyota Australia was determined to return their loyalty and, with the support of our parent company, devoted significant resources to ensure we and our dealers could continue to meet demand. The only alternative was to walk away from this model - and that was not an option."

Mr Cramb said Australians had bought more than a quarter of a million of these rugged workhorse vehicles - or almost one in five of the total number sold around the world.

"Such is the popularity of the 70 Series, Australian customers continue to buy around 8,000 a year come rain, hail or shine," Mr Cramb said.

The single cab's new frame is bigger and stronger with greater torsional rigidity due to thicker side rails and seven cross-members, including one that is new and three that have been re-engineered.

In addition to improving safety, the new frame reduces noise, vibration and harshness and contributes to improved handling and stability without affecting ride comfort.

Engineers have developed 12 new or thicker body panels to contribute to improved safety, including the bonnet, pillars, doors and floor.

The bonnet now has a pronounced "power bulge", which contributes to sufficient clearance above engine-bay components to meet pedestrian impact requirements.

Single cabs are now fitted with five airbags, gaining two side curtain-shield airbags and a driver's knee airbag in addition to its existing driver and front-passenger airbags.

New bucket seats enhance safety, comfort and ergonomics with a new structure that helps prevent whiplash. Revised mounting points contribute to the overall safety rating while new coverings deliver greater side bolstering and lumbar support.

Other improvements for this top-selling variant include under-dash padding for the passenger and relocation of the steering link behind the front axle, for increased safety.

Telescopic dampers have been recalibrated during local tuning of the single cab's robust suspension set-up to complement the stiffer frame.

Combined-cycle fuel consumption for LandCruiser's 151kW/430Nm turbo-diesel engine falls to 10.7 litres/100km*, an improvement of as much as 10.1 per cent.

The steering link for the single cab-chassis is now located behind the front axle, improving safety and requiring the introduction of a single 130-litre fuel tank - the same size as specified for wagon and double cab-chassis models. The troop carrier continues to be fitted with two 90-litre tanks.

Newly adopted VSC automatically disengages in low range. A-TRC, which eliminates the need for a limited-slip differential, operates in high and low ranges, but can be disengaged for sand. The latest HAC^ is designed to prevent the vehicle rolling backwards on an incline for approximately two seconds.

All new 70 Series workhorses are now fitted with front seatbelt pre-tensioners and a passenger seatbelt reminder.

As part of the overall upgrade, LandCruiser 70 Series has a new bank of 10 fuses for safe and easy connection of accessories.

The LandCruiser 70 Series range retains its ability to offer maximum payload and the maximum 3,500kg towing capacity at the same time.

The new range is covered by Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing at $340 per service**.

Body style

Grade

Price#

Wagon

WorkMate

$60,990

GXL

$64,990

Troop carrier

WorkMate

$64,890

GXL

$67,990

Double cab-chassis

WorkMate

$64,990

GXL

$68,990

Single cab-chassis

WorkMate

$62,490

GX

$64,490

GXL

$66,490



Options:
Air-conditioning $2,761 (including fit)
Premium paint $550
Diff locks $1,500 (single cab GX, double cab WorkMate)


* Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined cycle (L/100km) for manual models.
#Manufacturer's list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
^Hill-start Assist Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
** Up to the first 6 services for 3 years or 60,000kms (whichever occurs first).


For more information, please contact:

Stephen Coughlan
Product Public Relations Manager
Tel: (02) 9710-3059
Mob: (0434) 442 261
stephen.coughlan@toyota.com.au


Mike Breen
Manager Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9710 3341
Mob: (0418) 447 064
mike.breen@toyota.com.au

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WHAT'S NEW IN LANDCRUISER 70 SERIES


ALL MODELS
100,000km of extreme heavy-duty local testing
Safety electronics with extensive local tuning:
o vehicle stability control
o active traction control
o hill-start assist control
o brake assist
o electronic brake-force distribution
Cruise control
Euro 5-compliant engine
o Piezo injectors
o Diesel particulate filter (auto regen plus manual switch)
o Fuel economy 10.7 litres/100km*, improved by up to 1.2 litres/100km
o CO2 emissions of 281 grams/km*, improved by up to 32 grams/km
o Taller manual gearbox ratios in second and fifth gears
Other improvements
o Auto-locking front hubs (with manual "lock" option)
o Fuse box and fused battery terminal
o Front seatbelt pre-tensioners
o Front-passenger seatbelt warning
o New steel and alloy tray options (cab-chassis variants)

SINGLE CABS
Engineered to achieve 5-star ANCAP safety rating
Thicker, stronger, more rigid frame - side rails, additional cross-member (7)
o Improved safety, handling and stability, and reduced NVH
Three additional airbags (total of five) - curtain-shield (two) and driver's knee (one)
Under-dash padding for front-seat passenger
New seats (frame, mounting points, coverings)
New body panels, including taller bonnet
New locally developed chassis calibration
Steering link relocated behind the front axle
Single 130-litre fuel tank

WORKMATE (all body styles), GXL TROOP CARRIER
Wider, single-piece 6Jx16 steel wheels
Wider tubeless 225/95 16C tyres

*Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined cycle (L/100km) for manual models.

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TORTURE TESTING CONFIRMS LC70 FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD


Toyota's Australian engineers have "torture tested" the new LandCruiser 70 Series over more than 100,000km of local driving in some of the harshest conditions in the country.

More than 70 per cent of the development and evaluation has been conducted in extreme off-road conditions to ensure new LC70 is tougher than ever and meets the needs of local buyers.

Toyota Australia's manager of off-road evaluation Ray Munday said local testing recognised the vehicle was used frequently in "no road" environments, such as exploration mining and by farmers tending livestock or mending remote fence lines.

Mr Munday said new features such as the stronger frame, engine updates, revised transmission gearing and electronic safety had been specifically addressed to confirm the vehicle's suitability no matter where it is taken.

"Buyers around the world can be confident the new LC70 will meet their toughest demands because it has been developed and thoroughly tested to overcome the extremes of the rugged Australian continent," Mr Munday said.

TMC has designated Australia as a global centre of excellence for developing the company's off-road vehicles, including every new LandCruiser and HiLux. In Australia, Toyota can replicate conditions for other tough LC70 markets, such as the Middle East and South Africa.

Mr Munday said the local engineering team had devoted more than five years to the project, along with colleagues from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan.

Senior managers, engineers and product planners from the Japanese and Australian companies had visited and interviewed customers across the country.

"We have visited some of the world's largest mines and cattle properties as well as tourism operators and a range of other business, government and private buyers who rely on their LandCruiser for towing, payload and reliability," he said.

"All these customers have special requirements: fire authorities move their vehicles among people, so pedestrian safety is important; mine vehicles are subjected to corrosion and dust; other users navigate dry river beds and virgin country; and government roads and environment departments need vehicles that will enable them to maintain services during unfavourable weather such as heavy rain or snow.

"Our development and evaluation involved as many different conditions as possible - from the high country to thick mud, rocky deserts and sand dunes - everywhere from our proving ground in Victoria to the red centre and other outback locations.

"We developed and tested the stability and traction control systems primarily on dirt roads where LC70 is driven most often. New tubeless tyres were tested in all possible conditions to ensure traction and durability improvements meet customer expectations.

"The hill-start assist has been engineered to be effective while towing and when facing a steep hill with a load in the back.

"LC70's renowned rigid live-axle suspension has been retuned with spring rates and damper curves adjusted to complement the stiffer, more rigid frame.

"Features such as cruise control and the taller fifth gear have been confirmed as producing more relaxed driving, particularly at highway speeds.

"We have also checked the diesel particulate filter is well protected and we found there are no issues for it or the new piezo injectors resulting from local fuel in the outback."

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LC70 SERIES HAS IMPROVED ECONOMY


Significant improvements to the LandCruiser 70 Series have enhanced engine responsiveness and ease of driving while improving fuel economy and lowering emissions.

Workhorse LandCruiser's 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine has been upgraded, gearing has been revised for the five-speed manual gearbox and cruise control has been added to the standard equipment list.

Toyota's high-pressure direct-injection common-rail 1VD-FTV engine delivers maximum power of 151kW at 3400rpm and offers a strong and remarkably flat peak torque curve, generating 430Nm from 1200-3200rpm.

The introduction of piezo-electric diesel injectors produces better torque delivery at low engine speeds due to more complete combustion through finer atomisation and more accurate injection of fuel. This also contributes to improved fuel economy and lower emissions.

Lower engine revolutions from a taller fifth-gear ratio ensure more relaxed highway driving, a condition further enhanced by the adoption of cruise control.

The new 0.750:1 gearing ratio, which is almost 15 per cent taller, also delivers better fuel economy. Second gear is almost seven-per-cent taller at 2.294:1 while LandCruiser retains its 3.909:1 final-drive ratio and its two-speed transfer ratios of 2.488:1 (low) and 1.000:1 (high).

These multiple improvements can save drivers as much as 1.2 litres of fuel over 100km of driving. Combined-cycle consumption falls to 10.7 litres/100km*, a gain of as much as 10.1 per cent. On the highway, the benefit is even greater at up to 10.5 per cent, resulting in consumption of just 9.4 litres/100km*.

Emissions have similarly been reduced with CO2 output falling to 281 grams/km*, an improvement of up to 32 grams/km.

A diesel particulate filter is now standard as part of the move to Euro 5 compliance. It offers automatic regeneration in normal driving or manual regeneration for situations where vehicles are driven at low speeds for extended periods, such as in mines.


* Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR81/02 combined/extra urban (L/100km) for manual models.

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WORKMATE GAINS FROM KEY LC70 IMPROVEMENTS


LandCruiser 70 Series WorkMate models benefit from key comfort, durability, economy, safety and useability improvements to the workhorse range.

Wagon, troop carrier and cab-chassis models (single and double) are all offered in WorkMate specification.

Upgrades include new, wider single-piece 16-inch steel wheels replacing the previous split-rim design. Rims have been widened from 5.5 to 6 inches (6Jx16).

The new wheels, also fitted to GXL troop carrier, are matched for the first time to tubeless 225/95 16C tyres.

WorkMate also has important upgrades made across the range, including engine and transmission upgrades, auto-locking front hubs in place of manual hubs, cruise control and a full suite of electronic active safety features (VSC, A-TRC, EBD, BA and HAC).

Single cab-chassis WorkMate receives the same airbag and seat upgrades as GX and GXL models.

All models now have a front-passenger seatbelt warning and manual (in addition to automatic) regeneration of the diesel particulate filter.

As part of the overall upgrade, LandCruiser 70 Series now has a new fuse box with a bank of 10 fuses. It allows for safe and easy connection of accessories to the vehicle power supply and prevents overloading of the battery's positive terminal when multiple accessories are required.

Fuel capacity is 130 litres for the 70 Series wagon, single and double cab-chassis models while the troop carrier is fitted with two 90-litre tanks.

Exterior colours for the troop carrier are French Vanilla, Sandy Taupe and Midnight Blue. The other body styles are also available in Silver Pearl, Graphite, Merlot Red and Vintage Gold.

WorkMate and GX models have grey vinyl interior trim, upgraded to fabric for GXL grade.


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LC70 SERIES HAS ACTIVE TRACTION CONTROL


The new LandCruiser 70 Series offers the increased safety and off-road ability of active traction control (A-TRC).

This flow-down technology from the LandCruiser 200 Series wagon is part of a suite of electronic active-safety features fitted across the board on the latest 70 Series range.

A-TRC is designed to prevent the wheels from spinning during take-off or when driving on all types of low-friction road surfaces, including mud, snow and wet grass.

It assists when driving off road, in 4WD situations and accelerating when the grip varies on either side of the vehicle.

It has been calibrated through extensive testing to provide outstanding traction and maintain vehicle momentum in tough 4WD driving conditions, including slippery and rutted off-road surfaces.

Conventional traction control was developed for road cars with the key goal of maintaining straight-line stability during acceleration.

Active traction control has two key advantages over conventional traction control - it can help prevent a loss of traction and it alleviates the need for a limited-slip rear differential (LSD) by performing the same function with greater control.

The system automatically adjusts for the transfer range selected, so it can be used in H2, H4 and L4 ranges.

Toyota engineers have therefore specified the A-TRC system in lieu of an LSD.

During rugged off-road driving, this function controls the engine output and the brake-fluid pressure that is applied to the slipping wheel, and distributes the drive force that would have been lost through slippage to the remaining wheels to achieve a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) effect.

As a result, A-TRC increases the vehicle's off-road driveability and its ability to free itself from a mogul.

In addition, LandCruiser 70 Series has the availability of front and rear differential locks.

A-TRC uses the same hardware configuration as vehicle stability control (VSC), including wheel-speed sensors.

The other electronic features fitted to LC70 are VSC, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and the latest generation Toyota hill-start assist control*, which is designed to prevent the vehicle rolling downhill for approximately two seconds when taking off.

A cut-off switch deactivates both the VSC and A-TRC for traversing specific environments, such as deep sand.

* Hill-start Assist Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.

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TOYOTA LC70 INDUSTRY ACCESSORIES RANGE


All LandCruiser 70 Series single cab-chassis variants are available with the Toyota Genuine Industry Accessories Range.

The pack is built around a heavy-duty steel tray featuring a standard storage box, window protector, tail lamp protectors and mounts for a light bar and flag as well as optional slide-out step, grab rail, quick-release ladder rack, tie-down rings and mounts for a fire extinguisher and spare tyre.

The tray body structure has been tested to strict Toyota standards for load, as well as surface and lateral shift; not to mention, water and salt-spray analysis for optimal, drainage and corrosion performance.

Other Toyota Genuine Accessories available include a range of industry-specific safety-elements, specialised electrical system upgrades, and pre-wiring for an in-vehicle monitoring system.

Toyota Genuine LED Work Lamps feature a low current draw and multidirectional adjustment, providing a generous beam of light for a variety of situations1.

The Handbrake Alert works by sounding an alert tone when the vehicle is stationary, the handbrake is not engaged, and the driver's door is opened2.

An In-vehicle Monitoring System Pre-Wire Kit is designed to make installation of vehicle monitoring systems and communication devices simple and safe.

It provides a single point of access for vehicle data including speed, revs-per-minute, handbrake position, driver's seatbelt and driver's door signals2.

A Light Bar Kit includes control switches integrated into the instrument panel, as well as a reverse buzzer and flashing beacon; especially useful in a mining or construction environment.

The LED Illuminated Flag1 is attached to the tray via a quick release mount and features a waterproof connector. Used together with Toyota Genuine Reflective Tape, it provides enhanced visibility.

Toyota Genuine Reflective Tape has been tested for durability, chemical and stain resistance and adhesive longevity.

The Auxiliary Battery Kit features a three-stage intelligent charger, which allows fast charging of the auxiliary battery while still providing vehicle battery protection.

A Battery Isolator Switch allows easy disconnection of the battery for added safety during servicing.

Wheel Chocks prevent vehicle movement when unattended or during servicing.

Fluoro yellow Wheel Nut Indicators are made using tough plastic and feature increased depth so they can be used on steel and alloy Toyota Genuine wheels.


1 Installation of this accessory will require the fitment of the Light Bar.
2 Installation of this accessory will require the fitment of the Light Bar or a Power Harness.

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THE NEW LC70 SERIES - MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING


LandCruiser is the longest running nameplate in Toyota's history, being used since 1954.

It led Toyota's drive into world markets, demonstrating its ruggedness and dependability from the earliest days.

Australia was the first export market for LandCruiser, which underpinned Toyota's development in this country, particularly in regional and remote areas.

It remains the vehicle of choice in tough conditions where quality, durability and reliability are paramount.

The LandCruiser 70 Series has been popular since it first arrived in Australia in 1985.

Its chief engineer Masaomi Yoshii insisted the new LandCruiser should not sacrifice any of the toughness developed for its predecessors, such as the renowned 40 Series.

While the new range was more comfortable and better appointed, it featured a stronger and more rigid ladder-frame chassis with live axles and leaf-spring suspension. Body panels were made 1.0mm thicker for added strength.

The traditional closed ladder frame mounting with cross braces endowed the 70 Series with its legendary robustness and durability, providing a high degree of rigidity for travelling on rough roads while also offering superior safety and comfort.

Heavy-duty specification together with generous approach, break-over and departure angles enabled the vehicle to conquer gruelling terrain, travelling on rugged roads and over obstacles that were beyond the capabilities of other vehicles.

The range comprised the short-wheelbase van or soft-top (70 Series), the medium-wheelbase with a fibre-reinforced plastic top (73 Series) and the long-wheelbase variant available as a cab-chassis/utility with a pick-up tray and hard-top 'troop carrier' (75 Series). Australia also received the four-cylinder petrol-engine Bundera until 1991.

A variety of engines was made available in the early years - a 3.4-litre four-cylinder diesel, 4.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, and a 3.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel.

Payloads in excess of 1,000kg made the range popular, as did options such as air-conditioning, diff locks, a snorkel and an additional 90-litre fuel tank that doubled the capacity of the main tank.

In the years that followed, Toyota introduced its Australian customers to a 4.2-litre diesel engine that was a firm favourite until 1997, and a powerful 4.5-litre six-cylinder petrol engine. Toyota progressively rationalised its line-up and by the mid-1990s was focused on the 75 Series.

In October 1999, an extensive upgrade resulted in substantial improvements in ride and handling courtesy of a new coil-spring, rigid-axle front suspension system from the LandCruiser 100 Series.

A longer-leaf rear suspension across the board resulted in greater wheel travel (articulation) and increased ride comfort. Body styles offered were troop carrier (78 Series) and single cab-chassis and single-cab utility (79 Series).

For single-cab models, Toyota increased the track and wheelbase, and lengthened the cabin to improve ride, stability, space and comfort.

The part-time 4WD line-up continued to be powered by the 4.2-litre diesel and 4.5-litre petrol engines, driven through a five-speed manual gearbox.

In November 2001, the LandCruiser 70 Series range received a more powerful engine option with the introduction of a 4.2-litre turbocharged direct-injection diesel from the 100 Series. It delivered 122kW of power at 3400rpm and 380Nm of torque from 1400 to 2600rpm.

A major revamp in March 2007 resulted in two "firsts" for the 70 Series range in Australia - the first V8 turbo-diesel engine and the first wagon (76 Series).

Structural and styling changes - including a large scoop in the bonnet - delivered an even more imposing front end with improved suspension and better steering feel.

All models - cab-chassis, wagon and troop carrier - were powered by a new 4.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine. Featuring common-rail direct injection and an intercooler, the 32-valve V8 delivered 151kW of power at 3400rpm with peak torque of 430Nm from just 1200rpm all the way to 3200rpm.

Further changes were made in August 2009 with a revision to front-end styling and the standard fitment of driver and front passenger airbags.

In September 2012 Toyota expanded the range, introducing a double-cab variant with a 130-litre fuel tank and the same 3,500kg towing capacity as the rest of the range. Anti-skid brakes were adopted as standard while GXL variants of all body styles were fitted with standard diff locks.

Global sales of the Toyota 70 Series have exceeded 1.3 million vehicles. Of those, 260,000 - or almost one in five - have been sold in Australia.

The 2016 revamp brings significant advances for the LandCruiser 70 Series, reinforcing its well-deserved reputation for quality, durability and reliability while guaranteeing its continued availability in Australia.

The new range continues with a variety of body styles designed to suit different customers.

It is tougher, more capable and safer than ever while retaining the attributes that have made LandCruiser 70 Series the most popular vehicle of its type in the world: the tough ladder-frame chassis, live-axle suspension, impressive ground clearance, part-time 4WD system, powerful yet efficient engine, excellent load-carrying capacity and long touring range - all supported by Toyota's extensive dealer network.

Where LandCruiser began
The dream of Toyota Motor Corporation founder Kiichiro Toyoda was to produce a car fully made in Japan - a vehicle with high performance and economy.

Toyota began developing a military-style vehicle with a slightly longer wheelbase, slightly more compliant suspension and a more powerful engine.

By January 1951, Toyota had produced a prototype - a one-ton truck chassis with Toyota's 'B' engine, a petrol-powered water-cooled in-line six-cylinder 3,386cc unit.

By combining Toyota's 'B' engine with a Jeep-like body and chassis, the vehicle became known as the BJ.

Six months later, test driver Ichiro Taira drove a prototype all the way to the sixth of 10 checkpoints on the 3,775m Mt Fuji - higher than anyone thought possible in a 4WD.

Impressed by the feat, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (National Police Agency) placed a large order, but later backed off on that number. This allowed Toyota to sell the vehicle overseas, earning valuable foreign currency and carrying the Toyota name to other countries.

In June 1954, director of technology Hanji Umehara (later a managing director) renamed the 4WD the LandCruiser. The rest, as they say, is history.

Early history of LandCruiser in Australia
A small Melbourne-based importer called B&D Motors sold the first LandCruisers in Australia - FJ25 models.

Among Australia's first LandCruiser customers in 1958 was construction magnate Leslie Thiess (later Sir Leslie) whose company bought several for use on the rugged construction-site trails of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

Thiess was so impressed by the early LandCruiser that he negotiated to become the Queensland and later New South Wales distributor for the Toyota brand.

Thanks to his business acumen, there were almost 4000 Toyota vehicles in Australia by 1964, half of them LandCruisers.

The original FJ25 short-wheelbase model and its FJ28 long-wheelbase variant featured a canvas hood, a 3.6-litre six-cylinder engine and a single-range four-speed transmission driving the rear wheels. An additional lever allowed front-wheel drive to be engaged.

In 1962, the FJ43/45 series featured - for the first time - Toyota lettering across the radiator grille and a three-speed, dual-range transmission. A military-style wagon followed in 1963.

The FJ40 soft and hard top models arrived two years later - and became the inspiration in recent times for the FJ Cruiser.

The Toyota FJ55 series of 1969 was the first LandCruiser designed specifically for civilian rather than military use and was followed by the first wagon.

In 1972, the four-speed six-cylinder HJ45 diesel-powered LandCruiser ute was introduced to appeal to rural buyers.

In 1981, the FJ60 wagon and variants arrived, including a 4.0-litre diesel.

This was followed in 1985 by an entirely new generation - the 70 Series range.

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2016 LC70 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS


LC 76 WMLC 76 GXLLC 78 WMLC 78 GXLLC 79 WMLC 79 GXLC 79 GXLLC 79 WMLC 79 GXL
WagonWagon2 Seat Troop Carrier5 Seat Troop CarrierSCCSCCSCCDCCDCC
Dimensions
Length (mm)487049105210522052205220*5230*5220*5220*
Width (mm)179018701790179017901870187017901870
Height (mm)195519402115211519701955195519601945
Wheelbase (mm)273027302980298031803180318031803180
Front track (mm)155515551515151515151555155515151555
Rear track (mm)142014601420142014201460146014201460
Front overhang (mm)860860850860850850860850850
Rear overhang (mm)1280132013801380* Depends on tray* Depends on tray
Approach angle (degrees)353335353533333533
Departure angle (degrees)252325252927272927
Wading depth (mm)700
Weights & Capacities
Minimum kerb weight (kg)227522652255232521802165217521902175
Gross vehicle mass (kg)306030603300330034003400340033003300
Gross combined mass (kg)656065606800680069006900690068006800
Payload (kg)785795104597512201235122511101125
Maximum front axle load (kg)148014801480148015001500150014801480
Maximum rear axle load (kg)218021802300230023002300230023002300
Seating capacity (includes driver)552522255
Fuel tank capacity (litres)130130180 (90 main, 90 sub)180 (90 main, 90 sub)130130130130130
Towing capacity# - trailer brakes (kg)3500
- Without trailer brakes (kg)750
Engine
Code1VD-FTV
TypeTurbo-charged, high-pressure, direct-injection diesel with particulate filter
Capacity (cm3)4461
DescriptionEight cylinders, V-formation, gear and chain drive, 32-valve DOHC with roller rockers, compacted graphite iron cylinder block and aluminium alloy heads
Forced induction systemTurbo-charged
Maximum power151kW @ 3400rpm
Maximum torque430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm
Fuel systemCommon-rail diesel fuel injection
IntercoolerAir to air
Bore x Stroke (mm)86.0 x 96.0
Compression ratio16.8:1
Battery output12V/64Ah
Alternator output130A
EmissionsEuro V
FUEL ECONOMY*
- Combined (L/100km)10.7
- Urban (L/100km)12.9
- Extra urban (L/100km)9.4
- Carbon dioxide (g/km)281
Drivetrain
4WD systemPart-time 4WD with two-speed transfer case and automatic locking front hubs
Transmission descriptionFive-speed manual
- Transmission codeH152F
Gear ratios - 1st4.529:1
- 2nd gear2.294:1
- 3rd gear1.490:1
- 4th gear1.000:1
- 5th gear0.750:1
- Reverse4.313:1
Front and rear differential ratio3.909:1
Transfer gear ratio - low2.488:1
Transfer gear ratio - high1.000:1
ElectronicsVehicle stability control, active traction control, anti-skid brakes, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist control
Diff locks - front & rear axlesNASTDNASTDNAOSTDOSTD
Steering
Type and operationRecirculating ball and nut, power-assisted
Turning circle at kerb (m)12.613.614.414.4
Brakes
Front brakesVentilated discs, 322x32mm
- Front calipersFour-piston fixed callipers
Rear brakesVentilated discs, 312x18mm
- Rear calipersSingle-piston floating callipers
Suspension
Front suspensionRigid live axle, leading arm, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspensionRigid live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, telescopic dampers
Tyres & Rims
Tyres225/95 16C265/70 R16 115R225/95 16C225/95 16C265/70 R16 115R225/95 16C265/70 R16 115R
Wheels6Jx167.00JJx176Jx166Jx167.00JJx176Jx167.00JJx16
Rim typeSteelAlloySteelSteelAlloySteelAlloy
Spare wheelSteelAlloySteelSteelAlloySteelAlloy
Warranty / Service
Vehicle (years/km)3 years/100,000km
Perforation (years)5 years
Service interval10,000km
# Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.
*Results achieved in test conditions. Actual results may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR81/02 combined cycle (L/100km) for manual models.

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