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The Toyota Land cruiser 70 series which was first launched in Japan in 1984 is a dependable motorcar with 16-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch protector and a snorkel. The latter is standard.



The vehicle has a part-time 4WD system which means that you drive using a 2WD while in town and freeway and use a 4WD while traveling on an uneven group or slippery roads.


The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series has a towing capacity rated at 3,500 kilograms and a 230 mm ground clearance.



A number of people have broken Guinness World Records while using Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series. 


Paul and Brigitta Bohlen from Switzerland spent 7 years on a round the world trip between 2006 – 2013. They circumnavigated the globe on board Toyota land Cruiser 70 series. 


During the trip they visited 63 countries and covered 174,000 miles or 280,025 kilometres. 


While in Europe, they wrote a letter to Toyota Europe in which they confessed their love for the Toyota Land Cruiser: 


“The land cruiser is the best car you can drive around the world.” 


Emil and Liliana Schmid 

Emil and Liliana Schmid spent 30 years of continuous travel on board of a Toyota Land Cruiser. 


The couple covered 430,130 miles in Land Cruiser 60 series. They visited a total of 180 countries and territories. 


The couple do not have a permanent address because they live on the road. 


A Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series consumes 6.6 kilometres per litre of fuel. 


Important items to have on a Land Cruiser if travelling full-time 

  • Fridge 
  • Solar panels 
  • Air compressor

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series is the perfect offroader for you to sleep, eat, store water and fuel for long trips. 


How to carry Extra Luggage 


In order for you to carry extra baggage as you travel long distances, you need to have a trailer. 


The LC can has a capacity of carrying 3,500 kilograms of load on a trailer. 


The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series is good for farmers, miners and other persons who work in remote areas. 


I read somewhere that Australians have bought more than 10 percent of all the Toyota Land Cruisers 70 series that were ever assembled. 


The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series are well known for their durability or longevity. That is why owners hold into them for a long time. The 4.2L IHD in-line diesel engine is the best to have been mounted on a Land Cruiser. 


A new Land Cruiser can set you back some Ksh. 5.3 million. 


Is Prado a real Land Cruiser? 


Prado is a light duty land cruiser. Hence it is not a proper land cruiser. 


History of Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series 

The land cruisers originated from Korean War when the United States of America military commissioned the Japanese manufacturers to develop a Jeep-like vehicle to be used for military operations in Asia. 


After the war ended, the land cruisers spread around the globe. In 1953 the Japanese produced the first civilian truck that was named Land Cruiser to compete with Britain’s Land Rover. 


What is the price of a brand new Land Cruiser? 

The price of a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser 76 series station wagon is Ksh. 10.38 million. 


A used Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series can cost you between Ksh. 3 – 6 million. 





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