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The Troopy returns!

The Land Cruiser 78 ‘Troopy’ is back after 6 years

The Troopy returns!

The Troopy returns!

 

Here’s some great news for adventurers, mine owners, NGOs and anyone else who needs an indestructible, all-business 4x4 vehicle: the Land Cruiser 78 ‘Troopy’ is back after 6 years of (not) being out in the wilderness.

In 2015 Toyota made the decision to drop the Troopy (the nickname for the Land Cruiser 78, or Wagon) from the local sales line-up, while the 79 (bakkie) and 76 (station wagon) remained available. Now, however, popular demand has prompted the return of the 78.

The Land Cruiser 78 is a no-nonsense off-road vehicle, designed as a workhorse with two front doors and a rear tailgate. Under the bonnet is the venerable 4.2-litre inline-6 diesel engine that produces 96kW of power and 285Nm of torque, paired with a heavy-duty five-speed manual gearbox. Obviously, there is also a low-range transfer case.

Because it is a workhorse, the 78 is fitted with heavy-duty steel rims running 7.50R16C tyres, and it can be ordered in either Ivory White or Sand Beige. While the specifications of the 78 are almost identical to those of the previously available model, the new model is fitted with rear drum brakes, which offer increased durability in the harsh environs that this vehicle is expected to perform.

At the time of writing, the Toyota Land Cruiser 78 Wagon is priced at R716 000, including a 3-year/100 000km warranty, with service intervals being every 5000km. Customers can purchase tailored service plans and/or warranty extensions from their Toyota dealer. The LC78 is only available on a customer-order basis.

 

The Troopy returns!

 

Here’s some great news for adventurers, mine owners, NGOs and anyone else who needs an indestructible, all-business 4x4 vehicle: the Land Cruiser 78 ‘Troopy’ is back after 6 years of (not) being out in the wilderness.

In 2015 Toyota made the decision to drop the Troopy (the nickname for the Land Cruiser 78, or Wagon) from the local sales line-up, while the 79 (bakkie) and 76 (station wagon) remained available. Now, however, popular demand has prompted the return of the 78.

The Land Cruiser 78 is a no-nonsense off-road vehicle, designed as a workhorse with two front doors and a rear tailgate. Under the bonnet is the venerable 4.2-litre inline-6 diesel engine that produces 96kW of power and 285Nm of torque, paired with a heavy-duty five-speed manual gearbox. Obviously, there is also a low-range transfer case.

Because it is a workhorse, the 78 is fitted with heavy-duty steel rims running 7.50R16C tyres, and it can be ordered in either Ivory White or Sand Beige. While the specifications of the 78 are almost identical to those of the previously available model, the new model is fitted with rear drum brakes, which offer increased durability in the harsh environs that this vehicle is expected to perform.

At the time of writing, the Toyota Land Cruiser 78 Wagon is priced at R716 000, including a 3-year/100 000km warranty, with service intervals being every 5000km. Customers can purchase tailored service plans and/or warranty extensions from their Toyota dealer. The LC78 is only available on a customer-order basis.