Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition
The 70 Series Land Cruiser replaced the 40 Series model (which came in 1962) in 1985

Production of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 600 units

Toyota has unveiled a special edition Land Cruiser to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic off-roader.

Based on the GXL grade of the 70 Series model, the 70th anniversary edition Land Cruiser will be a limited-run vehicle. Toyota says it will build only 600 examples of the off-roader.

Of the lot, 320 will be available in double-cab form, 200 in single-cab version and 80 will be wagons. All of them can be had in 3 colours, namely, French Vanilla, Merlot Red and Sandy Taupe.

Externally, the Toyota Land Cruiser 70th anniversary edition can be distinguished by the black heritage grille and several other blacked bits like the headlamp bezels, front bumper, wheel arch flares and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Further, the front foglamps and DRLs are LED units, and if at all someone fails to notice that this is a special model, the ‘Heritage’ LandCruiser badge and the ‘70th Anniversary’ emblem will duly inform them.

Inside, there is premium black upholstery, black leather-accented trim on the steering wheel and gear shifter, woodgrain-look trim on the dashboard and silver accents for the air vents.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Edition Interior
The Toyota Land Cruiser story began in 1951

Toyota has also fitted the limited edition model with a new centre console that has 2 Type A USB chargers and a pair of cupholders.

Powering the car is a 4.5-litre V8 turbo-diesel that produces 202 BHP and 430Nm of torque. The motor is teamed to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Being a special edition model does not mean the Land Cruiser 70th anniversary edition will be less capable off-road. It comes with a raised air intake, 130-litre fuel tank, low-range gearing, front and rear differential locks and 3500 kg braked towing capacity.

Arriving in dealerships in Australia this September, the anniversary models are priced from $78,500 (Rs. 42.82 lakhs) for the wagon, while the single-cab costs $80,050 (Rs. 43.66 lakhs) and the double-cab is priced at $82,600 (Rs. 45.06 lakhs).