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Toyota Re-introduces Land Cruiser 78

Responding to specific market requests, Toyota Motor Corporation has decided to re-introduce Land Cruiser Wagon 78 into the South African market.

The 70-series is offered in three main guises; bakkie (79), station wagon (76), and wagon (78). Due to reduced demand, the decision to drop the ‘78’ from the line-up was made in August 2015, with the ‘76’ and ‘79’ continuing sales.

The specifications mirror that of the previously-offered model, with the exception of a switch to drum brakes in the rear (which provide improved durability in high-dirt operating conditions).

The LC 78 is powered by the tried-and-true 1HZ 4.2-liter inline-6 diesel engine, producing 96kW at 3800rpm and 285Nm at a low 2200rpm. This is paired with a heavy-duty 5-speed manual transmission and a low-range-equipped transfer case.

The LC 78 rides on heavy-duty steel wheels shod with 7.50R16C tyres and are available in two exterior colors only – Ivory White and Sand Beige.

A 3 year/100 000 km Warranty forms part of the purchase, with service intervals being every 5000km. Customers can purchase tailored service plans and/or warranty extensions from their Toyota dealer.

This model will be sold on a customer-order-only basis.

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