There’s no doubt that demand for a dual cab Landcruiser has been around for years and it seems strange that, despite the popularity of dual cab 4×4 utes and growing demand for something similar in the their bigger 4WD range , Toyota left a dual cab out of the 70-Series lineup.
But now Toyota has finally got its act together and given in to demand from the mining industry and produced a dual cab 70-Series Landcruiser and Australia is going the first market in the world to get the model.
The new Toyota dual cab 70-Series Landcruiser … designated the L79 … will come in two grades … the Workmate and the GXL.
Both the dual cab Workmate and the dual cab GXL will be powered by the same 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 that is standard across the L70 range. This engine features common-rail direct injection and an intercooler and it develops 151kW of power at 3,400rpm.
The diesel V8 is coupled to a five-speed manual box. As with others in the 70-Series the dual cab version will have part-time 4WD and a two-speed transfer case.
The Toyota dual cab Landcruiser will carry 5 adults and a one-tonne payload.
Anti-skid braking is available on both versions and other refinements include BluetoothTM , audio streaming and voice-recognition phone and audio.
The dual cab Workmate will ride on 16-inch steel rims and be fitted with aluminium side steps, vinyl upholstery and floor mats. Diff locks will be an optional extra.
Prices for the Workmate will start at $63,990.
The Toyota dual cab Landcruiser GXL will ride on 16-inch alloy wheels and wheel-flares, remote central locking, diff locks, fog lamps, power windows, carpent and cloth seats will be standard.
Prices for the GXL will start at $67,990.