The single cab 70 Series is the range top-seller because it’s the true blue workhorse of this mob.

It’s now even more fleet-friendly due to its five-star ANCAP safety rating. Among its numerous add-ons in the most recent round of changes are vehicle stability control, active traction control, hill-start assist control, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution and more. Cruise control is also standard.

The interior is basic but easy to spend time in as everything is laid out simply, and surfaces, and fabric coverings feel more welcoming than before. New seats bolster the comfort cause as well.

Ride and handling have improved, as have NVH levels, due to re-engineered body panels, chassis and powertrain.

The great 4.5-litre turbo-diesel engine (151kW@3400rpm and 430Nm@1200-3200rpm) also remains, although it has been tweaked for improved performance and fuel consumption, now a claimed 10.7L/100km (combined). Its five-speed manual transmission now has a taller second and fifth gear so taking off and smooth highway cruising are the norm, rather than exceptions.

The single cab has a touring-friendly 130-litre fuel tank. It is rated to tow 750 (unbraked) and 3500kg (braked).

The 70’s off-roading ability has never been questioned, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota investing five years and 100,000km of Aussie torture testing to ensure that the bush legend lives on with its reputation intact.

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