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Toyota set to upgrade safety and increase payload in iconic LandCruiser 70 Series

Due to arrive in November 2022, the iconic Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series wagon and pickup ranges will boast the addition of upgraded safety features and an increase in payload. 

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Toyota Australia Vice President of sales, marketing and franchise operations, Sean Hanley, said that Toyota was committed to providing LandCruiser 70 Series customers with greater flexibility and peace of mind.

New safety features

Driving safer is easier with the addition of a pre-collision safety system. This new system includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection. Drivers will still benefit from the existing safety features which include:

  • Anti-lock braking
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Hill-start assist
  • Traction control
LandCruiser 70 series
Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series © Toyota

Increased payload

Due to refinements in design, Toyota has been able to increase the GVM of the 70 Series to over 3,500kg. This takes the range from the light to medium goods category and allows for a greater payload.

Powered by a 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel, this increase will appeal to those who want more out of a heavy-duty off-roader or for tradies who use their LandCruiser 70 Series as a workhorse.

“Combined with heavy-duty suspension and 3,500kg towing capacity, these upgrades will enhance this legendary vehicle’s versatility and rugged reputation.”

Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia Vice President of sales, marketing and franchise operations

Watch this space for further details closer to the launch of the upgraded LandCruiser in November 2022.

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