The Land Cruiser 78 is back in South Africa “following some specific market request for this type of vehicle” – said Toyota.
The Land Cruiser series from Toyota has garnered a great reputation over the years for its reliability and off-road competencies.
The wagon variant, the 78, was removed from the market in August 2015 – leaving behind the bakkie (79) and station wagon (76) versions.
The Land Cruiser 78 is, in essence, exactly the same as it was six years ago.
This new specification mirrors that of the previous model, with the exception of a switch to drum brakes at the rear.
This, says Toyota, provides improved durability in high-dirt operating conditions.
The 78 is powered by a 4.2-litre, inline-6 diesel engine the produces 96kW of power and 285Nm of torque.
This is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a low-range-equipped transfer case.
It rides on heavy-duty steel wheels, and is fitted with 7.50 R16C tyres.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 78 will be sold on a customer order basis and is available in two colours – Ivory White and Sand Beige.
There is only one model on offer and it has a starting price of R716,000.
Included with this is a 3-year/100,000km warranty, with tailored service and warranty extensions also available.