TOY­OTA LAND CRUISER VDJ78 TROOP CAR­RIER

4 x 4 Australia - - History -

YEAR OF MAN­U­FAC­TURE: 2015 OWNER: TOY­OTA AUS­TRALIA

WHAT started with the FJ25 – and was brought to promi­nence with the FJ40 – has ended up here. This 78 Se­ries Troop Car­rier, along with the 76 wagon and 79 utes in sin­gle- and dou­ble-cab vari­ants, are the lat­est ve­hi­cles in a long line of com­mer­cial Land Cruis­ers.

Like all 70 Se­ries mod­els since 1999, it has coil springs in place of leaf springs for the front live axle and, as with all 70 Se­ries Cruis­ers since 2007, it has the 1VD-FTV 4.5litre V8 turbo-diesel backed by a five-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion.

With its cav­ernous in­te­rior, front and rear live axles, high ground clear­ance, front and rear lock­ers, and 180-litre fuel ca­pac­ity, it of­fers 4x4 and re­mote-area func­tion­al­ity that no other show­room-stock four-wheel drive can match.

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