70 Series

70 Series (1985–present)

Sixth generation – 70 Series

HZJ76HV Four-door semi-long van 4.2D LX (Japan)

Also called Toyota Machito [2 Doors model](Venezuela)
Production 1984-Present
Assembly ARACO
Yoshiwara,Aichi, Japan
Body style(s) 2-door pickup truck
2-door softtop / hardtop / troopie
4-door van
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Engine(s) 4.0 L I6 3F petrol
4.5 L I6 1FZ petrol
4.2 L I6 1HD diesel turbo
4.2 L I6 1HZ diesel
2.4 L I4 2L diesel
2.4 L I4 2L-T diesel turbo
3.4 L I5 PZ diesel
3.4 L I4 13B-T diesel turbo
2.4 L I4 22R petrol
4.5 L V8 1VD diesel turbo
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,980 mm (117.3 in)
Length 4,995 mm (196.7 in)
Width 1,415 mm (55.7 in)
Height 2,070 mm (81.5 in)
Fuel capacity 1 or 2 90-litre tanks each

BJ74 Mid wheel base FRP-top 3.4D-T LX (Japan)

HZJ75LV Troop Carrier 4.2D

HZJ79R Cab-chassis 4.2D

New South Wales Rural Fire Service Toyota Land Cruiser Personnel carrier

  • 1984 – 70 Series was introduced. 70Heavy as a soft-top, hard-top, FRP top, utility, cab-chassis, and Troop Carrier (inward facing rear seats).The petrol engine was replaced with a 4.0-litre 3F engine. The 70 Light had a four-wheel coil spring solid-axle suspension for better ride quality. This lighter duty version of the Land Cruiser had the 22R 2.4-litre gasoline engine, 2L and 2L-T ( turbo ) 2.4-litre diesel engines commonly found in the Toyota Hilux. The 70 Light was sold in some markets as the Bundera or the Landcruiser II, later called 70 Prado. The 70 Prado eventually became popular and evolved into the 90. An automatic transmission (A440F) was introduced making it the first four-wheel drive Japanese vehicle with an automatic transmission.
  • 1990 – New-generation diesel engines were introduced including a five-cylinder SOHC naturally aspirated motor (1PZ),and a six-cylinder SOHC naturally aspirated motor (1 HZ).
  • 1993 – An advanced 24-valve, 4.5-litre six-cylinder petrol engine, 1FZ-FE was introduced.
  • 1999 – Toyota updated the 70 series in several ways. The solid front axle received coil-spring suspension. The rear leaf springs were lengthened for increased ride comfort and wheel travel. The six-bolt wheels were replaced with five-bolt wheels. Several smaller modifications to the drivetrain provided increased durability. The long-wheel-base models received new designations: 78 for the troop carrier, and 79 for the pick-up.
  • 2002 – HDJ79 is introduced to Australia with the 1HD-FTE 4.2-litre six-cylinder 24-valve turbodiesel EFI engine.
  • 2007 – Toyota’s first turbodiesel V8 engine, the 1VD-FTV was released in some countries for the 70 Series Land Cruiser. Other modifications include the addition of a 4-door medium-wheel-base model (the 76) and a significantly altered front look on all models.
  • The Sixth and Seventh generations of the Land Cruiser are still being produced and sold in African and Latin American regions, Venezuela is one of them, the Sixth generation is sold under the nickname of “Machito”(MACHO in Spanish is a very strong man, MACHITO is his son) and the Seventh being nicknamed “Autana” (After a mountain in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela). NOTE: Production of the seventh generation of the Land Cruiser in Venezuela ended in 2008.
  • The 70 series (6th generation) is also still marketed in Australia as 4-door medium wheelbase, 2-door ‘Troop Carrier’ and 2-door utility.
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