New LandCruiser 70 Series

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:17
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Has anyone heard anything about a new Land Cruiser 70 Series being released in 2009? I have just seen the one vague reference to a major revision including more power.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:52

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:52
There a a few posts on forums about a new 70 series with airbags and ABS. All rumour though. Doubt it will have more power if it is true. There is a manual 200 in the Middle east and it is limited to about the same power ( or at least torque) . Looks like thats the manual transmission's limit. You can see from the torque curve that it is electronically limited as it is dead flat across most of the rev range.
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:09

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:09
My Wish list would be (In no particular order) ...

1 Front and rear track the same
2 ABS
3 ESP (Electronic Stability Program ) (Help reduce the number of rollovers)
4 Airbags, including side airbags. IMHO, in Australia where just about all people where seat belts, side airbags are more of a lifesaver than font airbags.
5 Coils all around on the vdj76 wagon ...
6 Increased factory fuel capacity on vdj76 wagon
7 Reduce cost of optional diff locks back to what it used to be with the HDJ78/79's
8 A glovebox that holds stuff :)
9 HID headlights
10 reversing camera
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:15

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:15
Not to mention:

Dual cab version
Extra cab version
Auto gearbox

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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:43

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:43
And make the wagon bigger, Troopy sized.

AND a shorty.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:45

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:45
And air con included in all variants as standard !
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:50

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 18:50
and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:01

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:01
I'm told that Toyota have a 10 year design cycle. No wonder they didn't see economy as important, both financially and ecologically.
I believe that they are selling fewer vehicles due to the GFC.
Well, those suggestions would enable em to sell a few more. My suggestion could be implimented by the Australian arm of Toyota quite easily.
I mean who in their right mind would buy a vehicle in Australia when air conditioning was an optional extra ? Maybe in days gone by, Toyota could afford to gouge, but now ?? Never mind the poor slob in the street, company bean counters are all supplied with microscopes these days :))
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Follow Up By: Whitepony - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:37

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:37
I prefer the Toyota way so I don't pay stamp duty on the air conditioning!
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:41

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 19:41
Fair enough I guess.
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Reply By: Off-track - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 22:50

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 22:50
I have a mate in the mines who says their company is waiting for the release of a new 70 Series with airbags later this year.

Cant vouch for the accuracy of what the company knows though.
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Reply By: RobAck - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:23

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 19:23
The 70 series and all other vehicle like it, such as Defender etc, are requried to comply with ADR 69, safety, by 2010. To achieve this compliance they will all have to have, as a minimum; ABS brakes and dual airbags and some additional side impact protection by an uprating of the current bars in the doors.

So you can definitely expect to see a refreshed range of workhorse 4WD in 2010. Given the current issues with LandRover the future of the Defender is something I would not be trying to predict, particulary as the Dept of Defence has selected the GLander range to replace them.

So you can watch with interest on the Toyota side of things but I am quite sure not much will happen, factually, until the last quarter of 2009 when the traditional model release schedule is going to probably provide not only some information on the new 70 series but I also suspect the new Prado will appear as well

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RobA
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