Land Cruiser 78 back by popular demand

Toyota adds third variant to popular Land Cruiser 70-series range

Reuben Van Niekerk
Land Cruiser 78
Toyota
Land Cruiser Wagon 78

The Land Cruiser 70-series needs no introduction, having etched an enviable reputation amongst off-roading enthusiasts, game rangers, farmers and other utility-minded users. The rugged construction and infallible Toyota engines have earned it the reputation of a vehicle that just keeps going.

 

Three models

The 70-series is offered in three main guises; bakkie (79), station wagon (76) and wagon (78). Due to reduced demand the 78 was dropped from the line-up in August 2015, with the 76 and 79 continuing sales. Following some specific market requests for this type of vehicle, Toyota South Africa has announced the re-introduction of the Land Cruiser Wagon 78.

 

Workhorse specification

The specifications mirror that of the previously offered model, with the exception of a switch to drum brakes in the rear (which offer improved durability in high-dirt operating conditions).

The Land Cruiser 78 is powered by the tried and true 1HZ 4.2-litre inline, six-cylinder diesel engine, producing 96kW at 3800rpm and 285Nm at 2200rpm. This is paired to a heavy-duty, five-speed manual transmission and low-range-equipped transfer case.

The Land Cruiser 78 rides on heavy-duty steel wheels shod with 7.50R16C tyres and is available in two exterior colours, Ivory white and Sand beige.

 

Availability

The Land Cruiser 78 will be sold on a customer order only basis.

 

Pricing

Land Cruiser 78 4.2 Diesel Wagon

R716 000