Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition: the special edition of the pick-up makes its debut in South Africa

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition: the special edition of the pick-up makes its debut in South Africa

After debuting in the Australian market in August, Toyota has announced the arrival of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition in South Africa . Unlike Australia, which obtained 600 units (320 with double cab, 200 with single cab and 80 wagon), only the double cab and single cab versions with the code name Land Cruiser 79 debut in South Africa .

The design

In addition to having the 70th Anniversary badge, the special Land Cruiser 70 Series is aesthetically distinguished by the redesigned grille with Toyota lettering, a snorkel, an off-road bumper with integrated bull-bar, an air intake on the engine hood. , a metal rear bumper and a different cover for the cargo bed.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition: the special edition of the pick-up makes its debut in South Africa

As you can see in the various photos, the Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition is available in Ivory White and Sand Beige and comes with 16 ”alloy wheels combined with 265/70 R16 tires.

The special pick-up has a ground clearance of 235 mm, an approach angle of 33 ° and a departure angle of 27 °, regardless of the body type. In addition to the addition of rear doors and a second row of seats, the length (5245mm) and wheelbase (3180mm) are identical in both variants available in the South African market. The Japanese carmaker claims that the pick-up is capable of towing up to 3,500 kg while the body can hold up to 1005 kg of cargo.

The engine

Under the hood is a 4.5-liter V8 turbodiesel engine capable of developing 205 hp and 430 Nm of maximum torque. Send power to all four wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox and lockable front and rear differentials. The maximum speed is 160 km / h.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition: the special edition of the pick-up makes its debut in South Africa

Unfortunately, the south African version lacks the elegant steering wheel, wood trim and leather upholstery found on the Australian one, but does boast an infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. As standard we also have manual air conditioning, bottle holder, electric windows, alarm and lockable glove box.

Prices

The new Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition is already available for purchase in South Africa at a starting price of 889,700 Zar ( 48,824 euros ) for the single cabin version up to 943,100 Zar ( 51,755 euros ) for the double cabin version.

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