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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Sold Out Until 2024 When It’ll Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

The venerable truck is getting an update this year to comply with stricter safety regulations.

The Land Cruiser Series 70 is one of the oldest vehicles on the market, having been introduced before many of us were born. The legendary off-roader debuted in 1984 and is still going strong after 38 years. So much so that Toyota will be modifying the truck in Australia before the end of the year to meet new side-impact crash rules. Because the corporation is investing in the J70, it is likely that it will remain in production.

As a matter of fact, demand for the reputable Land Cruiser has generated a waiting list long enough to keep Toyota busy for more than two years. Indeed, Australian magazine Drivecites local dealers who have done the math based on the current production rate and projections and they claim existing orders will be fulfilled at some point in 2024.

The silver lining for those people is that they may not have to wait until then if Toyota can increase Series 70 production. Global supply chain concerns have halted manufacture of the Land Cruiser, as they have for nearly every other vehicle. When the current orders from Down Under are finished in 2024, the all-terrain vehicle will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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The J70 is still available in Australia as an SUV. It, too, has a 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8 engine, but the GXL trim level is a little more opulent without sacrificing 4×4 capability. There’s also the GX serving as the workhorse with a truck bed, so it’s safe to say there are surprisingly enough options to choose from given the vehicle’s age.

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But why are some individuals still captivated by a truck that was released in the early 1980s? It’s virtually indestructible, and if something does go wrong, the Land Cruiser Series 70 is simple to repair. Pricing is also a consideration, as it starts at just over 100,000 AUD, whereas the most recent Series 300 starts at almost 150,000 AUD.

It’s important to note that the J70 is not the same truck it was in 1984. Over the years, Toyota has modified the car to include modern features like as air conditioning, ABS, and power windows. Cruise control and a 6.1-inch touchscreen with navigation and Bluetooth are standard on all trim levels, with the GXL adding a hill-start assist system.

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Whatever engine you choose, the Series 70 includes a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Auto-locking hubs are standard on the WorkMate and GX, while differential locks are standard on the GXL. The Land Cruiser’s basic gasoline tank holds 130 litres (34.3 gallons), however a bigger fuel tank with 180 litres is available (47.5 gallons).

The Ineos Grenadier is, in some ways, the modern-day counterpart of the J70, as the current Land Cruiser, Mercedes G-Class, and Land Rover Defender are significantly more luxurious than their forerunners.

Source: Drive

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