Australian engineers pushed Toyota's Land Cruiser to its limits. Check out what happened!
Toyota's engineers decided to put to the test the upcoming LandCruiser 70 series upgrade. The team decided to go for a rather long walk: more than 100,000 kilometers of driving in different harsh conditions around the country.
Furthermore, about 70 per cent of the tests and experiments were made in off-road conditions that included corrugated dirt roads and rugged cattle properties with severe washouts.
And the results? Well, they show that the vehicle will be even stronger with the adoption of a stiffer frame with thicker side rails. Engineers has also fine-tuned some of the safety features and therefore improved the stability and traction control for better off-road capabilities.
Also, all the 70 Series models, whether they are single or double cab-chassis, wagon or troop carrier, will be geared with these very same fine-tuned safety features, along with the hill-start assist control, trailer sway control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution and cruise control. How cool is that?
In case you missed, the range comes with a 4.5-liter V8 turbo-diesel power unit with common-rail direct injection and special intercooler that meets all Euro5 ecology requirements. Some sweet additions include piezo injectors and refined manual gearbox with revised gearing that delivers better fuel economy and lower noise.