Toyota’s long-running LandCruiser 70 Series has jumped up $1600 in price across all variants and body styles for the updated version that adds more safety equipment and a higher gross vehicle mass (GVM).
As before, the LandCruiser 70 Series is available in Workmate, GX and GXL grades spread across Troop Carrier, wagon, and single- and dual-cab body styles.
Opening the line-up is the wagon Workmate for $69,000 before on-road costs, while the single-cab chassis, Troop Carrier and dual-cab versions are $70,550, $72,950 and $73,100 respectively.
The GX is available exclusively in single-cab chassis form priced at $72,500.
Meanwhile the GXL tops the range, and is now priced at $73,100 for the wagon, $74,650 for the single-cab chassis, $76,150 for the Troop Carrier and $77,200 for the dual-cab chassis.
The special 70th Anniversary grade has now been discontinued.
However, the price jump is compensated with the addition of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection to the equipment list, as Toyota Australia detailed back in May.
The 2023 LandCruiser 70 Series also increases its GVM by 10kg to 3510kg to side step Australian Design Rule (ADR) 85 that would have forced it to undergo a side impact pole test to remain in Australian showrooms.
All versions of the LandCruiser 70 Series are powered by a 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8, which is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
However, the LandCruiser 70 Series remains one of Toyota Australia’s most popular models, despite having launched in 1984.
To the end of October this year, Toyota has sold 9633 examples of its LandCruiser 70 Series, making it more popular than the Camry, C-HR, Fortuner, HiAce and Yaris.
In fact, the LandCruiser 70 Series is Toyota Australia’s most popular models, challenging even the Kluger (10,989 sales year to date) and LandCruiser 300 Series (10,131) for position.
2023 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series pricing before on-road costs
|Workmate wagon||Manual||$69,000 (+$1600)|
|Workmate single cab||Manual||$70,550 (+$1600)|
|Workmate Troop Carrier||Manual||$72,950 (+$1600)|
|Workmate dual cab||Manual||$73,100 (+$1600)|
|GX single cab||Manual||$72,550 (+$1600)|
|GXL wagon||Manual||$73,199 (+$1600)|
|GXL single cab||Manual||$74,650 (+$1600)|
|GXL Troop Carrier||Manual||$76,150 (+$1600)|
|GXL dual cab||Manua||$77,200 (+$1600)|
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