A legend returns as the Land Cruiser Wagon 78 makes remarkable comeback to local market

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New Land Cruiser 78
New Land Cruiser 78

• Toyota will reintroduce the legendary Land Cruiser 78 to the local market.

• The Land Cruiser 78 will be built on special order only.

• The Land Cruiser family will consist of 79, 76, and 78 body styles.

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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 "it just keeps going".

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

Mirrored specifications

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

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

The LC 78 rides on heavy-duty steel wheels shod with 7.50R16C tyres and are available in two exterior colours only: Ivory White and Sand Beige. A three-year/100 000km warranty forms part of the purchase, with service intervals being every 5000km. Customers can purchase tailored service plans and/or warranty extensions from their Toyota dealer.

Model Line-up & Pricing:

LC 78 4.2 Diesel Wagon: R716 000*

*This model will be sold on a customer order only basis

Land Cruiser 78
New Land Cruiser 78
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