2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Limited Edition
Toyota has actually simply revealed that manufacturing of the 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Limited Edition will certainly go back to Japan for one year only, as the firm has discovered that there is still a market for these in its residence nation.
The J70-series Land Cruiser replaced the adorable, Jeep-like J40 series Land Cruiser in 1984 and has considering that ended up being a trusted workhorse all over the world also as Toyota has actually changed the Land Cruiser with a much cushier design for cushier markets.
Yet this won’t be a re-release as something needs to run out manufacturing first to get re-released, and the Land Cruiser 70 never ever left manufacturing. It simply moved to regional manufacturing in Australia and a couple various other markets, though assembly quit in landmass Japan in 2004.
The 2015 JDM Land Cruiser 70, as we’ll call it, will not lug over the original exterior of the 1984 model. When it gets in production in Japan again, it’ll include the most up to date aesthetic updates that the model has actually gotten over the last few years.
And unfortunately, the designs that’ll be put together in Japan which will include the four-door SUV/wagon and the four-door pickup will only be offered in Japan. For the equivalent of concerning $35,000.
The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Limited Edition has received a variety of renovations and updates over the years in regards to tech, and with the return of production to Japan it’ll be supplied with a 4.0-liter V6 engine and part-time four-wheel drive, as well as modern-day safety functions like ABDOMINAL MUSCLE brakes and air bags.
The light weight aluminum block engine, combined with a five-speed manual transmission in the 70 series, will produce 228 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, so it won’t be the most contemporary mill Toyota has offered, yet it must suffice for its audience. Toyota intends to get orders for around 200 examples monthly for one year, and we have a feeling they’ll obtain scooped up swiftly.
The Land Cruiser 70 continues to be in production at Toyota’s plants in other places, and in pick-up form it remains prominent with farmers from South America to Southeast Asia.
A number of armoring firms also offer armored versions of the four-door wagon for consumers that do not wish to stand apart way too much in the crowd in the most recent Lexus or a new Land Cruiser.
If you want the original 70 series Land Cruiser, then the 25-year rule is your friend, as we’ve seen a couple RHD examples get in the UNITED STATE and show up available for sale on the eBays.
If you currently have your heart set on a Land Cruiser 70, may we recommend the Australian market as a place to locate one?
The probability of discovering rust ashore 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Limited Edition coming out of Oz is less than it is on those from other markets, and you will not have a language obstacle to contend with in looking for a prime example.