TOYOTA AUSTRALIA has announced a raft of updates for the 70 Series Landcruiser range, including better passive safety equipment and more generous standard features.
Driver and front passenger airbags are now standard and an extended front bumper houses sensors for the airbag system.
A new four-spoke steering wheel with telescopic adjustment has also been added to the Landcruiser workhorse's standard spec sheet, and the dashboard's design now incorporates a bottle holder in the centre console.
An AM/FM double-DIN single CD tuner is new for 2010 and includes a USB input and a 3.5mm audio input jack for portable music players.
A feature likely to be appreciated by tradesmen on the move, Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones and music players is included.
The updates apply to all models in the Landcruiser 70 range, including cab-chassis, troop carrier and wagon models.
Prices for these and other features have been increased by $600, or around one per cent for each model.
The range starts from $57,640* for the cab-chassis, $58,540 for the wagon and $64,540 for the troop carrier. Option prices remain unchanged.
Mechanical specifications remain unchanged for 2010, with all variants continuing to be powered by a 4.5 litre turbodiesel V8.
The 4.5-litre engine, which meets Euro IV emission standards, delivers 151kW of power at 3400rpm and generates a sizable 430Nm of torque from 1200rpm to 3200rpm.
A five-speed manual is the only gearbox on offer, and feeds power to all four wheels via a dual-range transfer case.
NOTE: Pricing above is Manufacturer's List Price.