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Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
15 Nov 2021
1:16 pm

Celebratory Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary priced

Charl Bosch

Despite the reveal of the Land Cruiser 300, only the 79 single and double versions of the 70-series will feature the 70th anniversary touches.

Changes to the Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary at the front are small but prominent.

The announcement made just over three months ago, Toyota has now divulged pricing details of the 70th anniversary edition Land Cruiser on its website.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th priced
70th Anniversary will be offered in both single and double cab bodystyles.

Already on sale in Australia where production is capped at 600 units, the 70th anniversary, while commemorating 70 years of the Land Cruiser this year as per its name, is limited to the 70-series, more specifically the 79 single and double cabs equipped with the 4.5 D4-D engine.

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Aesthetically, the 70th differs from the standard model in the fitting of a new grille with block lettering TOYOTA badging, a black steel front bumper with fog lamps instead of the usual chrome item, a standard rubberised loadbin and tow bar, special 16-inch alloy wheels and 70th anniversary badges.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th priced
South African models lose the faux wood trim on the dashboard.

Inside, the touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and embedded satellite navigation comes as standard, along with 70th anniversary branded floor mats, a redesigned centre console and canvas seats with 70th anniversary branded headrests. Not offered though is the faux woodgrain finish available in other markets.

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As mentioned, the 70th anniversary is only powered by the single-turbo version of the 4.5 D4-D diesel V8. Pumping out an unchanged 151kW/430Nm, drive is routed to all four wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th priced
Canvas seats feature 70th anniversary branded headrests.

Pricing

For South Africa, two colour options are available; Sand Beige and Ivory White with a three year/100 000 km warranty being standard and a service plan optional.

  • Land Cruiser 79 4.0 V6 – R652 500
  • Land Cruiser 79 D/Cab 4.0 V6 – R740 100
  • Land Cruiser 79 4.2D – R693 900
  • Land Cruiser 79 D/Cab 4.2D – R775 800
  • Land Cruiser 79 4.5 D4-D – R793 300
  • Land Cruiser 79 D/Cab 4.5 D4-D – R869 600
  • Land Cruiser 79 4.5 D4-D 70th Anniversary – R889 700
  • Land Cruiser 79 D/Cab 4.5 D4-D 70th Anniversary – R943 100