In the era of advanced technologies, many drivers still appreciate the simplicity and unmatchable reliability, so it’s not strange that the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series will continue with its 35-year old journey. Introduce in 1984, this model came as a successor of another legend, Land Cruiser 40. Of course, there have been numerous changes that kept this SUV up to date for all these year, but the J70 is essentially the same vehicle from the 80s. The next year will bring updates as well. We are about to see novelties under the hood, new safety features, as well as some tweaks to the chassis.
- Unmatchable off-road performances
- Spectacular build quality
- Good towing ratings
- Lack of refinement
- Available on specific markets only
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Exterior
In terms of the exterior design, this SUV remained largely the same for all these years. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series will continue to resemble the model from 35 years ago, though there are some interesting novelties that Toyota has prepared for the next year. The new model will come with an even stiffer frame, which guarantees even more spectacular performances of this go-everywhere SUV. To remind you, this model is exclusively offered on specific markets, mostly in Africa and other parts of the world. It is available in Australia as well, particularly popular among mining companies and local farmers.
The thing that most people appreciate very much is a no-nonsense cabin design. Although it has been updated for a couple of times, it clearly shows that the Land Cruiser J70 is a vehicle from another era. Hard but hi-quality plastics dominate the cabin and leave an impression that this SUV can last for thousand years. For 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series, the company has prepared a couple of updates. There are some new safety features and driver aids, like stability and traction control as well as hill-start assist, more airbags etc. Cruise control is now on the list of standard equipment.
Updates are coming under the hood as well. A familiar 4.5-liter diesel V8 comes with a couple of modifications, including new fuel injectors and DPF. This results in 10% better fuel economy. On the other side, the output remains unchanged, so you can on 205 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, which guarantees excellent off-road performances and even some quite decent towing ratings. Towing capacity goes around 7.700 pounds. The power is sent via 5-speed manual, while the 4×4 is standard.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series will hit the market next year. Generally, we don’t expect changes in price. Still, keep in mind that it varies depending on the market. In Australia, base models go around 69,000 AUD, which transferred to USD goes around $50,000.