Drive — Toyota LandCruiser Ute Review

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Toyota Land Cruiser 70

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The car: 70 Series GXL Double Cab

Price: $67,990 plus on-road and costs

Vitals: 4.5-litre V8 diesel, 151kW, 430Nm, manual

What does it say me?

That I work on a mine and have borrowed it to pull out a stump.

What doesn’t it say me?

That I also own an HSV, and jet ski and earn as much as a lawyer.

Who is buying it?

Farmers and rural business owners that to cart a small crew and equipment in the back.

What does it come in?

While the will be white, it also in six other colours: Graphite, Pearl, Merlot Red, Taupe, Vintage Gold and Blue.

If it were a celebrity, who would it be?

Grylls. It’ll go anywhere, do and only come out the other with a few scratches.

Why would I buy it?

If I a mining company, I’d a fleet of them working day and But it doesn’t have much for it with private buyers, as there are plenty of mainstream that are just as capable but more practical.

Will it let me

Highly unlikely. It’s basic and built to handle the of conditions. And considering Toyota’s record with these of vehicles it’ll probably an apocalypse.

Does it cost too

At $67,990 plus on-road and costs, you get an extremely capable but not much else.

Will I get a

It depends on how many you’re to buy. As most are sold to and small business owners, all of them will be purchased a discount.

While this Cab version has yet to be officially tested, its rating won’t vary much from the regular ute that scored a three-star score in 2007. The recent does introduce ABS brakes to the however, and there is driver and airbags. Not surprisingly, considering its front, large bumper bar and ride height, it scored in pedestrian safety.

Will it get me

Depends on where you drive it – stand out like a cowboy in a city but you’ll blend all the other white LandCruisers in areas.

Any gadgets I can brag about?

equipment on the GXL now includes Bluetooth and audio streaming, voice and a digital clock with stopwatch function – which isn’t there to brag its prowess on the Nurburgring!

How’s the ambience?

Toyota Land Cruiser 70

About as comfortable and as as an outback dunny. It’s a basic affair that straight out of the 1980s with little storage space, plastics and tough fabrics. plenty of head room for blokes though and you sit so high you out over the roofs of other It’s clearly built as a tool.

With a 4.5-litre V8 producing 151kW and 430Nm, think it’d struggle to its 2205kg heft. But the engine all of its pulling power from 1200rpm and is so strong that it as though it only needs two rather than five. not quick, but it’ll go anywhere.

Does it like corners?

The 70 LandCruiser is at the opposite end of the automotive to a sportscar, so handling is not its forte. Its ladder frame chassis, rear suspension, off-road high centre of gravity and steering are designed to tackle the stuff rather than the

What about bumps?

The 70 is so capable as a four-wheel-drive that would be considered a bump. go up and over anything, but you’ll feel every little along the way too. It’s not sophisticated on the road, and extremely at highway speeds.

What about service


You won’t need to visit very often because got a massive 130 litre fuel But that doesn’t mean economical, with a combined fuel consumption rating of

Would you buy one?

If I owned a company or a cattle station, have no choice. But I’d be comfortable catching the train commuting to the city driving

What else should I

There isn’t much when it comes to hard-core like the 70 Series. Land Defender is the only alternative, but is more agricultural in the way it drives, has a 2.2-litre turbo diesel cylinder and, despite its lacks Toyota’s reliability

The 70-Series is so popular for the really jobs that customers been modifying the wagon to provide the flexibility of a double-cab

The translation

Why didn’t we think of a dual-cab pick-up 70 Series

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