Matte Black Paint Reaches Iconic Off-Roader After 40 Years
At November’s Japan Mobility Show, Toyota reintroduced the Land Cruiser 70, the same SUV that made its grand entrance into the world 40 years ago. For those of you who may not be familiar with it, this vehicle comes equipped with updated safety features, like Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control, all powered by an engine that is both stronger and more fuel-efficient. To commemorate 40 years on the market and its launch in Japan, the automotive giant now unveils a unique off-roader that is based on the Land Cruiser 70.
Few facts have been released to the general public, yet Toyota is scheduled to showcase an all-black Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at the Tokyo Auto Salon next week. This vehicle will be based on the Long-Awaited 2024 model and come will a distinct visual modification and technical modifications courtesy of Toyota Auto Body, a branch of Toyota devoted to making advancements to their products. It will be intriguing to see if these adjustments, observed on this concept, will soon be obtainable for buyers.
The matte black exterior finish is an absolute standout amongst other visual aspects, however that’s not where the elements stop. There’s also an extra snorkel, a front bumper which is re-formed and a winch for added strength, glossy side mirror caps, a rooftop rack, and even more. Those sleek black wheels with their chrome edges give off a hardcore off-road vibe, while the updated turn signal lenses poignantly remind us that it is, in fact, 2024. The factory-mounted mirrors remain unaltered.
No word has been given yet concerning any mechanical improvements under the hood. Therefore, it appears that this one-of-a-kind vehicle still sticks with the standard 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine which produces 201hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. All four wheels will be equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission for optimized performance. The customized Land Cruiser model will be on spotlight along with a reconstructed J40 at the Tokyo Auto Salon beginning on January 13th.
Source: Toyota Auto Body