Japanese automotive giant Toyota has announced that it will produce the Land Cruiser 70 for one year in Japan. The model was reintroduced to celebrate three decades of the J70 series and it seems like the demand in local market is strong with the company expecting 200 orders a month.
The front of the J70 gets mild changes like an updated grille, hood and redesigned headlights with integrated turn indicators. It also gets modern safety features like a trip computer and on the safety front – ABS and airbags.
The Land Cruiser 70 will be sold as a standard SUV as well as a double-cab pickup truck. It will get an updated version of the 4.0-litre V6 petrol unit with an aluminum block and VVT-i technology churning out 228bhp and 360Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The J70 was discontinued in 2004, but continued to sell in markets like Australia and some parts of Asia. The introduction of an old model back in the market is a novelty for customers who have owned the vehicle before. There are a lot of cars we wish carmakers brought back to life, in India and abroad. We already have our list, but are other manufacturers’ game to make old models again?