When I say “farmer”, you automatically think … Toyota Land Cruiser! In South Africa, “bakkie” is synonymous with farmer. Whether you are facing dirt roads or traffic jams, this vehicle not only makes the journey easier but also more enjoyable. With the daily challenges of rough terrain and potholes, you need the powerful Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series model to navigate your way through our country.

Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing at Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), agrees with this statement. He says the Land Cruiser 70 series can benefit a wide variety of customers. Buyers can choose between the single cab, double cab, and station wagon.

“The addition of a new drivetrain will not only expand the attractiveness of the Land Cruiser 70 series to a broader audience but also offer our customers the choice between the torque-rich, four-cylinder automatic, and the proven V8 manual models.”

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series is now better than ever! After the recent upgrades, this vehicle is the epitome of style and power. The upgraded technology, combined with purposeful style changes inside and out, makes it feel like you are driving a luxurious vehicle. However, this vehicle is tough, and no challenge is a problem for the powerful Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series.

Masters on the road and in the field!

The Land Cruiser 70 series boasts a choice of a 4,0-litre petrol, 4,2-litre and 4,5-litre diesel, or a 2,8-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that delivers a powerful 150 kW at 3 400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1 600 to 2 800 rpm.

The best possible performance in challenging conditions is a given in a Land Cruiser, and the new 70 series does not shy away from hard work. These vehicles stay cool and have a solid towing capacity of 3 500 kg.

Off-roading is pure pleasure in the new Land Cruiser, thanks to the front and rear differential locks, which always ensure the right amount of traction. The series is also equipped with a part-time 4×4 system with a low-range gearbox, durable axles, and coil springs in front.

Performance with looks

The Land Cruiser 70 series’ retro styling is clearly inspired by previous models and is easily recognisable as part of this legendary vehicle. The new aesthetic upgrades give the Land Cruisers a definite edge over the rest.

A wide bumper, black mudguards, and dark grey 16″ alloy wheels complement the Land Cruiser 70 series models’ updated, yet robust and classic appearance, contributing to the vehicle’s sense of stability and power. The Toyota name, with its promise of quality and reliability, proudly stands above the three-slot cooling opening.

Inside the cabin, all new Land Cruisers of the 70 series have a storage space with a lid between the front seats, and this, along with cup holders for your travelling refreshments, and various smaller compartments, ensures you have storage space for everything.

The new infotainment screen offers Bluetooth connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and more. Occupants can also enjoy the convenience of air conditioning and electrically controlled windows. The VX models also include a magnificent Rockford Fosgate sound system.

The Land Cruiser station wagon’s leather seats are luxurious and durable, while the second-row seats can fold forward to increase cargo space and contribute to the practical use of the vehicle. The other versions’ seats are covered with a durable grey material that is perfect for passengers who are always on the move.

The Land Cruisers tackle steep descents with ease, and the four-cylinder versions also have downhill assist control, which automatically regulates the brakes. The Land Cruiser station wagon has a rearview camera that helps when manoeuvring in tight spaces. Additional accessories that can be added include a refrigerator and Wi-Fi.

A spectrum of colours allows your Land Cruiser to match your style. Choose from ivory white, satin silver metal, sand beige, graphite grey metal, robin metal, and dark blue.

All Land Cruiser 70 series models come with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and an optional 100 000 km service plan.

Visit the Toyota Land Cruiser website at www.toyota.co.za for more information.