Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
30 Dec 2021
8:10 am

Toyota Land Cruiser turns 70: Prestigious to the power of eight

Charl Bosch

With the introduction of the 100-series, the Land Cruiser entered the V8 era.

Land Cruiser 300's introduction brings to an end 23 years of the V8.

With recent reports alluding to a supposed two year waiting list, any apparent fears Toyota might have had about eschewing V8 power in the Land Cruiser 300 for six-cylinders appears to have been negated. As evident by international and local sales figures, the loss of the V8 has done little to diminish the appeal of the first Land Cruiser since the 80-series not to offer an eight-pot option. With both the V6 petrol and diesel 300 now officially on sale, The Citizen, in the final of our three part 70 year tribute to the Land Cruiser, looks back to the...