In 1984, the iconic Toyota off-road model, known as the Land Cruiser 70 Series, was born. This model directly succeeded the 540 Series, which had been in the market for a quarter of a century and has remained in production ever since. It’s safe to say that the 70 Series has enjoyed an illustrious career. However, in the latter part of its history, its presence extended beyond Japan. Therefore, the recent announcement is particularly exciting for Land Cruiser enthusiasts in Japan.

Toyota Land Cruiser “70” Returns To Japan Market

In an event in August, Toyota Japan revealed that the beloved 70 Series is making its return to Japan as a regular model in the range, offering original features that have evolved with the times. Instead of the traditional gasoline-powered engine, the new 70 Series comes with an updated 2.8-liter 1GD turbo diesel engine powertrain that boasts outstanding reliability, delivering the tough off-road performance only available from a high-torque, high-output diesel engine, while achieving a low-noise, quiet ride and improved fuel economy.

This diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, ensuring strong driving performance and excellent fuel economy. The vehicle retains its original ladder frame for high durability and reliability, with improved on-road comfort while maintaining outstanding off-road driving performance.

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Toyota Land Cruiser “70” Returns To Japan Market

Here are some prototype specifications for the 70 Series: it has a length of 4,890 mm, a width of 1,870 mm, a height of 1,920 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,730 mm. The engine is the 1GD-FTV Diesel 2.8-liter turbo, with a maximum output of 150 kW (204 PS) and a maximum torque of 500 N·m. This return to the 70 Series offers a blend of traditional and modern enhancements, making it a robust and reliable choice for various driving needs.

No words on when exactly it return to the Japanese market and how much it will cost.

Toyota Land Cruiser “70” Returns To Japan Market
Toyota Land Cruiser “70” Returns To Japan Market
Toyota Land Cruiser “70” Returns To Japan Market

Images: Toyota [JP].

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