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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 double-cab due September

It will be sold in only two of the three existing spec levels, but will include features from the recent 70-Series revision.
Karla Pincott

6 Aug 2012 • 2 min read

The fourth body style - joining the single cab-chassis, wagon and troop carrier bodies and making a range of nine versions - has been prompted by demand from the mining and construction sectors, with strong interest also from rural and regional communities.

"The 70-Series is so popular for the really tough jobs that customers have been modifying the wagon version to provide the flexibility of a double-cab ute," Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor said.

"The double cab will carry five adults as well as providing a one-tonne payload for their heavy gear, such as surveying equipment," he said. "For other customers, including farmers, the large cabin will allow the kids to ride along, while also offering the touring benefits of a dual-cab ute along with the legendary LandCruiser toughness."

The double-cab will be powered by the same 4.5-litre turbodiesel V8 as current models -- developing 151kW at 3400rpm and 430Nm of torque between 1200-3200rpm -- with a five-speed manual transmission and part-time 4WD with two-speed transfer case.

It will be sold in only two of the three existing spec levels, but will include features from the recent 70-Series revision, such as anti-skid brakes, snorkel, upgraded seats and updated audio system with Bluetooth, audio streaming and voice-command.

The Workmate spec - aimed at the mining and building sites - is priced from $63,990 ($5200 up on the single-cab) and gets a tough-treatment fit-out that includes vinyl-wrapped seat and floor surfaces, aluminium side steps, 16-in steel wheels, black bumpers and optional diff locks.

There’s no mid-range GX, but the family focus will be on the $67,990 GXL (priced to match the troop carrier GXL) which gets alloy wheels, fabric seat coverings, carpet, remote central locking, power windows, foglights and diff locks as standard. 

Toyota LandCruiser 70-Series range and prices

Workmate $59,990
GXL $64,290


Troop carrier  
Workmate $65,790
GXL $67,990


Single cab  
Workmate $58,790
GX $60,790
GXL $62,790


Double cab  
Workmate $63,990
GXL $67,990