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Land Cruiser 78 Wagon back with a vengeance

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 “just keeping on 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 reintroduction of the Land Cruiser Wagon 78.

The specifications mirror that of the previously offered model, with the exception of 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 and 285Nm at a low 2200r/min. This is paired to a heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission and low-range-equipped transfer case.

The LC 78 rides on heavy duty steel wheels shod with 7.50R16C tyres and is 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 every 5 000km.

Customers can purchase tailored service plans and/or warranty extensions from their Toyota dealer.

Model line-up and pricing: LC 78 4.2 Diesel Wagon – R 716 000, sold on a customer order only basis.

Source: Motorpress

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