There are some cars that are just unforgettable, one such model is Toyota Land Cruiser 70. It is now a thirty year old vehicle, and it does bring back interesting stories. Land Cruiser 70 (LC70) is a popular model in Australia, and way back in 1990s it was scattered among the farming community, every second farmer owned the LC70.
LC70 is a sturdy car, and will hence naturally fit into the farming sector, and perfect to carry out effective farming. The car was more than just reliable, it is reliable and powerful at the same time, and farmers were hell bent on owning the car. It’s voted the most versatile SUV in the world.
LC70 was the talk of the town since its arrival thirty years ago, although it has been out of sight for ten long years, it has not vanished completely. Toyota plans to work on a refreshed model. So how will LC70 look, it’s going to retain most of its born identities, via its retro appearance. The refurnished parts are bonnet, grille and headlights. The company, to draw out the year long survival of the vehicle has attached specially made 30th anniversary emblems on either side. The wheel arch design highlights the 21st century nature of the vehicle.
Just like the exteriors, the insides too have bits of modernity visible on maintenance record holder and leather key case, new air con vents and large central screen. The structure of interiors is completely new version of the past, and will make owners feel width and breadth of luxury.
Since LC70 has been on the run for thirty long years, Toyota has confirmed that it has no plans to launch the 30th Anniversary model. The Product Public Relations Manager of Toyota Australia, Steve Coughlan said, ‘’Toyota is not keen to launch a 30th Anniversary model of LC70, or even create a 30th Anniversary interiors.
Toyota is using the same engine that was used in the mighty legendary LC70, with potent V8 turbo diesel mill. The car is engineered with robust four wheel drive system with automatic locking together with electric differentials for rear and front axles, and there will also be an electric winch in front. Safety is given top priority with anti-lock brakes, and dual air bags in front compartment.
The Australian market will receive the novel dual cab 70 series; the Limited edition Japan model will be sold in five door wagon and four door dual cab body styles. The new LC70 will have sparkles of vibrancy with Nappa leather cushions, super chrome metallic paint, the second row will have two coloured black and silver upholstery, imaginatively styled geometric panel and dark grey metallic wheels.
The forthcoming new Toyota LC70 is an interesting car to look forward to, for those who are keen on buying the car, a video of the LC70 is on the web. It shows the power factor of the vehicle and is a fun model that can be driven any and everywhere from narrow roads, river and beach fronts. It’s a global blockbuster seller, Toyota sells 80,000 LC70 pieces annually and Australia is the top seller and next in line is South Africa and Middle East.