The Toyota LandCruiser Series 70, set to be released in 2024, is anticipated to witness significant price increases starting from the next month.

Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 Receives Updates and Price Increases in Australia

Toyota has announced that the refreshed Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 will be arriving in Australia next month. The updated model will come with a four-cylinder turbodiesel engine option and an automatic transmission. However, the order books for the V8 variant of the LandCruiser Series 70 will remain closed for now. The prices and specifications for the 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 have been released, and it is evident that there have been significant price increases.

The new four-cylinder turbodiesel automatic engine will be priced at $4,600 more than the previous manual V8’s starting price. The price for the V8 variants has also increased by $8,400. Toyota has stated that the order books for the 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8 will remain closed, possibly until early next year, as they continue to work through the backlog of customer orders.

The four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which is the same 2.8-liter six-speed automatic engine used in the HiLux, Fortuner, and Prado, will be the only engine option available for the LandCruiser Series 70 in Australia for the foreseeable future.

The 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 represents the first facelift of the workhorse model in 15 years. The prices across the LandCruiser Series 70 range have risen alongside the introduction of the new four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. The range now starts at $75,600 plus on-road costs for the LandCruiser Series 76 Workmate estate version, which is $4,600 more expensive than the now-discontinued twin-turbo V8 equivalent.

All body styles and variants of the LandCruiser 70 Series, except for the WorkMate truck, will now offer both the four-cylinder and V8 engines. The prices for the four-cylinder turbodiesel have risen between $4,250 and $4,700, while the prices for the facelifted twin-turbo V8s have increased by $8,350 to $8,800.

The new 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine produces 150kW and 500Nm, which is 1kW less but 70Nm more than the V8 engine. The four-cylinder engine also matches the V8’s 3500kg braked towing capacity.

The updated LandCruiser 70 Series features a new hood, front wheel arches, grille with the Toyota emblem, and bumper. It also adopts circular LED headlights with automatic high beams. All versions of the new 70 Series are equipped with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and speed sign recognition.

Inside, the new 70 Series is equipped with a 6.7-inch infotainment screen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time. It also features a 4.2-inch digital instrument display, which is located in a new instrument cluster.

The LandCruiser Series 70 WorkMate and all Troop Carrier variants will retain the 16-inch silver alloy wheels, while the GX and GXL cab and van chassis grades will now come with dark gray alloys and wheel arches. The GXL variants also feature two USB-C ports, replacing the old 12-volt socket. The estate body style also gains a reversing camera.

The 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 four-cylinder automatic will be available in Australian showrooms from November 2023.

Prices for the 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Series 70:

– LandCruiser Series 76 WorkMate (wagon) four-cylinder automatic: $75,600
– LandCruiser 76 Series GXL (wagon) four-cylinder automatic: $79,800
– LandCruiser 76 Series GXL (wagon) V8 manual: $83,900
– LandCruiser Series 78 WorkMate (troop transporter) four-cylinder automatic: $79,200
– LandCruiser Series 78 WorkMate (troop transporter) V8 manual: $83,300
– LandCruiser 78 Series GXL (troop transporter) four-cylinder automatic: $82,500
– LandCruiser 78 Series GXL (troop transporter) V8 manual: $86,600
– LandCruiser Series 79 Workmate (single cab chassis) four-cylinder automatic: $76,800
– LandCruiser Series 79 Workmate (Single Cab Chassis) V8 Manual: $80,900
– LandCruiser 79 GX Series (single cab chassis) four-cylinder automatic: $78,800
– LandCruiser 79 GX Series (Single Cab Chassis) V8 Manual: $82,900
– LandCruiser 79 Series GXL (single cab chassis) four-cylinder automatic: $80,900
– LandCruiser 79 GXL Series (Single Cab Chassis) V8 Manual: $85,000
– LandCruiser 79 Series Workmate (Crew Cab Chassis) Four-Cylinder Automatic: $79,300
– LandCruiser Series 79 Workmate (Double Cab Chassis) V8 Manual: $83,400
– LandCruiser 79 GXL Series (Double Cab Chassis) four-cylinder automatic: $83,500
– LandCruiser 79 GXL Series (Crew Cab Chassis) V8 Manual: $87,600

Please note that all prices above exclude on-road costs.

The 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 WorkMate will come with standard features such as 16-inch silver alloy wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beam, a 4.2-inch digital instrument display, a 6.7-inch infotainment screen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, speed sign recognition, and a reversing camera for the wagon and 76 Series models. The available colors include French Vanilla, Sandy Taupe, Midnight Blue, Metallic Graphite, Silver Pearl, Red Merlot, and Eclipse Black.

The LandCruiser Series 70 GX adds dark gray alloy wheels and wheel arch widening, while the GXL adds dual USB-C ports instead of the 12-volt socket.

The Toyota LandCruiser Series 79 with GX single cab chassis and WorkMate double cab chassis will also offer front and rear differential locks for an additional $1500.

In conclusion, the refreshed Toyota LandCruiser Series 70 offers updated equipment, a new look, and the option of a four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with an automatic transmission. However, the prices have significantly increased, and the order books for the V8 variant remain closed for now. The updated model will be available in Australian showrooms from next month.