Toyota South Africa is reintroducing the Land Cruiser 78 on a customer order basis – this variant having been dropped from the 70-Series range in 2015.
The 70-series is offered in three main guises; bakkie (79), station wagon (76) and wagon (78).
Following some specific market requests, Toyota South Africa is bringing back the Land Cruiser Wagon 78, where specifications mirror that of the previously-offered model, with the exception of a switch to drum brakes in the rear (that provide improved durability in high-dirt operating conditions).
The LC 78 is powered by the 1HZ 4.2-litre inline-6 diesel engine, producing 96 kW at 3 800 r/min and 285 Nm at 2 200 r/min. This is paired to a heavy-duty 5-speed manual transmission and low-range-equipped transfer case.
The LC 78 rides on heavy-duty steel wheels shod with 7.50R16C tyres and is available in two exterior colours only – Ivory White and Sand Beige.
A 3 year/100 000 km Warranty forms part of the purchase, with service intervals being every 5 000 km.