Submitted: Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 00:36
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Hi...I saw this the other day and thought it may be of interest...
I don't know how accurate it is...but John Mellors GoAuto News emails are supposed to be authoritative.... the 5 door crossover 76 series sounds OK as long as it pulls 3500 or more kilos...This is just copy and pasted so excuse the short rows.
LandCruiser 76-Series 5D wagon May
LandCruiser 78-Series Troop Carrier May
LandCruiser 79-Series Cab-Chassis May
Kluger SUV (2WD/AWD) July
RAV4 V6 Aug
HiLux TRD Oct
LandCruiser 200-Series wagon Oct

Diesel power will certainly be at the
forefront of Toyota’s mind when it offers a
taste-test of a bullocking new V8 turbo-diesel,
which is destined to power Toyota’s 100-
Series LandCruiser replacement here by late
2007 – but will first debut in the upgraded and
expanded 70-Series LandCruiser workhorse
range set for release here before June. GoAuto
sources indicate a 195kW/620Nm single turbo
version destined for Toyota’s US-market
Tundra pickup will power the updated leaf sprung
70-Series models here.
Apart from the decades-old 79-Series
cab-chassis ute and the iconic two-door 78-
Series Troop Carrier (which will continue in
three- six- and 11-seat confi gurations), Toyota
will introduce an all-new 76-Series wagon
derivative for the first time – complete with
five doors, five seats, a lower roof than Troopy
and a wider body than 100-Series wagon.
All three trucks will come exclusively with a
five-speed manual transmission and part-time
4WD system.
Mated to a six-speed Aisin automatic gearbox,
an even more powerful twin-turbo version of
the 70-Series yet-to-appear 4.5-litre diesel V8
will emerge in the LandCruiser 200-Series, as
the 100-Series replacement will be known. With
more than 200kW and 650Nm of torque on tap,
the standard 200-Series diesel engine will make
the 4.2-litre straight-six diesel in the current
100-Series look positively anaemic, but a more
powerful 5.0-litre-plus V8 – up from 4.7 and
possibly featuring direct-injection – will also
power the next-generation Cruiser.
Snapped during testing recently in the Middle
East, the 200 body will be slightly larger but
remains bolted to a full ladder chassis with
all-coil suspension, comprising double front
wishbones and a live rear axle to maintain rock hopping
ability. It will also debut a version of
the Australian-developed Kinetic Dynamic
Suspension System (KDSS) already offered
with the US-only Lexus GX470 (Prado).
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 22:13

Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 22:13
At the Brisbane motor show that is on now they have the Cab chassie TOJO with the V8 diesel fitted in it.

Saw it but didn't take much interest as I wasn't in the market for one.

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