TOYOTA Landcruiser “70” Series
1985 “Derived from 71/74V models” / Landcruiser Ⅱ was born In 1985, the 70 series derived the first original model of the “PRADO” series, LJ-71G.
❶The difference between the “heavy” version and the “light” version. The heavy version has different spring suspension, larger bridges, gearboxes and frames. In addition, their curb weight is 20% higher than that of the light version. In 1996, the “light” version was completely deleted from the 70 series, and the derived “PRADO 90” series replaced the “light” series and developed into a new urban SUV model.
❷ Added 13B-T diesel engine and 4-speed automatic transmission.
❸ The truck series for export are BJ-75RV (3B diesel version), FJ-75RV (3F gasoline version), HJ-75RV (2H diesel version). Subsequent upgrades to 1HZ and 1FZ engines. “PRADO-series prototype” Light / Landcruiser Ⅱ
❶ In 1985, the BJ70 model was derived from the LJ-71G, which was named Light Land Cruiser or Land Cruiser II in the export list. The center grille has a soft appearance, the turn signal does not protrude, and the suspension has rigid coil springs. Equipped with 2L-T turbocharged diesel engine. In 1990, it developed into a new “PRADO-70” series. In 1982, Mitsubisi Pajero “Wildcat” won various competitions and established a new image of Japanese SUV, which has excellent road passability and a comfortable ride that is not inferior to that of a car. This series is positioned as a competing model of Mitsubisi Pajero.
“New series added and expanded” BJ71V / BJ74V❷ In 1985, the BJ70 model derived two upgraded series, BJ71V and BJ74V. Equipped with 13B-T turbocharged diesel engine. The center grid and body have red “TURBO” English letters for the 13B-T engine version, and the BJ74V LX version is equipped with an automatic transmission.
• Landcruiser BJ-74V short shaft ERP top two doors 13B-T engine
• 74V series with different engines have slight differences in internal configuration. “First release of J-75 model” J-75 / 75 “Ute” (pickup version) In 1985, Toyota released the 75 series Land Cruiser for the first time in the Australian and African markets, the main vehicle for farmers and miners. The 75 Series is available in two configurations. One has two front doors, two back doors and can accommodate up to 11 people. Another configuration is the “ute,” a single-cab pickup. Some of these “ute” style 75s come with a traditional pickup box, while others don’t have a box at all. Early configuration 2H engine, 3F engine, 3B engine. In 1992, Toyota began to equip the 75 series with 1FZ-FE gasoline engine. Most of the 75 series came standard with wading hoses, and the model was and still is very popular with the United Nations, World Health Organization, UNESCO, Red Cross and countries such as the Middle East, Africa and Australia. The 2H diesel engine has only been assembled in the 75 series, and the other 7 series have not used this engine. In 1995, the 75 series adopted a newly designed 1HZ diesel engine. It is equipped with a 5-speed transmission, a fully floating rear axle and a 4.11 differential. Optional electronic differential lock, winch, air conditioning, 90 liter auxiliary fuel tank. The interior is very simple, with just the basic gauges, a manual axle clutch and vinyl floor covers. Today, these vehicles are often in excess of 500,000 kilometers and are still functioning.
• It is difficult to distinguish 75/78 from the appearance of the picture, the 6-hole hub is 75, and the 5-hole hub is 78.
• From 1986 to 1998, the 75 pickup truck version was 75-ute, and in 1999 it became the 79 series independently.
• The 2H engine 75 series was used for a very short time, and was replaced with a 1HZ engine in 1995
(The content comes from the off-road e-family land patrol 7 series)
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