Retro 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Collection Comes To Japan


Patrons in Japan have spoken. They’ve politely however firmly requested Toyota to maintain the magic of the traditional Land Cruiser alive, which is why the Land Cruiser 70 Collection is being reintroduced to the Japanese market, in keeping with Automobile Watch. It’s a big return dwelling for just a few causes, chief amongst these the debut of a full Land Cruiser lineup, however, additionally, for showcasing extraordinary restraint on Toyota’s half, which has left the 70 Collection — clearly, the one true Land Cruiser — principally untouched. As a result of why repair what ain’t broke?

This marks the primary time shortly that the complete Land Cruiser vary shall be offered in Japan concurrently, together with the “light-duty” 250 Collection, “heavy-duty” 70 Collection and “station wagon” 300 Collection, traditionally generally known as simply the Land Cruiser within the U.S., not like on markets overseas. When the 2 new Land Cruisers go on sale in Nippon in 2024, patrons could have a beneficiant alternative of off-roaders, starting from the life-style LC 250, utilitarian LC 70, and top-of-the-line LC 300.

No less than that’s how Toyota formally describes every of the SUV fashions, breaking them down into totally different classes or, somewhat, use instances, on the Land Cruiser’s timeline, which have match a wide range of wants at totally different occasions:

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Toyota is taking the function of the newest 70 Collection because the utilitarian one fairly critically, saying that its designers have been cautious to replace solely what was “functionally crucial.” By Toyota’s personal account, that features the LC’s new, extra environment friendly engine and transmission, in addition to superior security tools.

The upcoming Land Cruiser 70 Collection shall be powered by a 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-four engine making 201 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The direct-injection turbodiesel is paired with a six-speed computerized transmission, which is managed electronically. That’s a big quantity of energy under that of the two.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain of the 250 Collection, which makes 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Then once more the 70 is barely smaller than the 250: the 70 being 73.6 inches broad, 75.6 inches tall, and 192.5 inches lengthy with a wheelbase of 107.5 inches. That’s smaller in each metric besides top, which is essential for off-roading.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

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Oh, and spot how a lot better lighter wheels look than dark-colored wheels? The distinction is kind of apparent when wanting on the 70 and 250 Collection aspect by aspect. Let’s face it, silver wheels and chunky sidewalls are simply higher.

The brand new LC 70 can even embrace Toyota’s Security Sense, which incorporates issues like dynamic cruise management, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and lane hint help, amongst different options. The headlights of the brand new 70 Collection have additionally been up to date, whereas the tail lights are traditional off-roader. Apart from the few adjustments, the 70 Collection retains its timeless design even on the within. That’s, so long as you don’t thoughts an austere, useful cabin. The one factor that’s unhealthy about this new launch is that, regardless of the drivetrain and security advances, it’s unlikely Toyota will promote the brand new 70 Collection, the one true Land Cruiser, within the U.S.

 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

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