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Facelifted Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Detailed for Australia

Toyota has unexpectedly revealed the facelifted LandCruiser 70 Series to the world’s media at the unveiling of the new Prado. With a retro-modern look (still missing cupholders) the new LandCruiser 70 facelift will get the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from the Hilux and Prado mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s right, the 70 series is getting a factory automatic option.

Welded-on V8 fans will be happy to hear the 4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel with manual transmission will remain a part of the line-up for the foreseeable future.

The new facelifted Toyota LandCruiser 70 series will arrive in the Australian market in Q4 2023. Three Single Cab grades will be available (Workmate, GX and GXL) while Double Cab, Troop Carrier, and Wagon grades include Workmate and GXL. We expect the 2.8-litre four-cylinder GXL wagon to be a top seller.

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Facelifted toyota landcruiser 70 2 8 litre engine bay
Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series facelift | Image: Toyota

Power outputs for both the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and 4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel are almost identical. The V8 technically wins in the power department (just) but it produces less overall torque than the four-cylinder, albeit from lower down in the rev range.

Peak torque for the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel is 70nm higher than the V8, but it doesn’t arrive until 1600rpm vs. 1200rpm in the V8 turbodiesel. It also runs out of puff 400rpm earlier in the rev range.

Facelifted Toyota LandCruiser 70 series enginePowerTorque
4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel151kW at 3400rpm430Nm from 1200rpm to 3200rpm.
2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel150kW at 3400rpm500Nm between 1600rpm and 2800rpm
Comparison between the two engine options in the facelifted Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series
Facelifted toyota landcruiser 70 interior
Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series facelift gets wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto | Image: Toyota

Significant changes have been made on the inside of the new facelifted Toyota LandCruiser 70 series, the most notable being the 6.7-inch touchscreen that’s available on all grades and is now compatible with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The driver also receives a 4.2-inch multi-information display (MID) and there’s improved ergonomics throughout, but still no cupholders.

To fit the new safety requirements, the new LandCruiser 70 Series also gets lane departure alert, road sign assist (speed signs only) and automatic high beam as part of the Toyota Safety Sense suite.

Pricing for the new LandCruiser 70 Series will be released closer to its arrival in the Australian market by Q4 of this year. More information about the LC70 can be found at the Toyota website linked below.

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