Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup 2010 gets V6 engine

Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup 2010 gets V6 engine

This may be old news, but it is worth pointing out that the long-running Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup, globally known as the LC75, has been given a new V6 engine for 2010, ditching the old inline-6 that has been a long-standing favourite of ghetto tuners in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Now codenamed the LC79, this is the latest attempt to domesticate the aging original Land Cruiser Pickup, after a frontal facelift in 2008 flattened the original flared-fender design that dated back to the 1960s.

While the old 4.5-litre inline-6 was popular due to its resilience in the face of oversized turbochargers and “bengali” headers, it was an outdated and underpowered motor in stock form, with awful fuel consumption. The new 4.0-litre V6 is taken straight out of the Fortuner, but tuned for pulling power, delivering 228 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The numbers aren’t impressive compared to the old 4.5-litre engine’s 220 hp and 384 Nm, but fuel economy should be better by more than 20%, by our estimates.

Incidentally, the 4.2-litre inline-6 diesel engine option has been carried over to the LC79, offering 131 hp and 285 Nm of torque.

The front and rear differentials incorporate differential locks, with electronic selection of either rear differential lock, or front and rear lock. The heavy-duty suspension consists of live axles front and rear, with coils at the front and leaf springs at the rear. The Pickup also has automatic locking front hubs that facilitate shift-on-the-fly transition to four-wheel-drive without the need to stop for locking the hubs.

Incidentally, there is a 3-door short-wheelbase “Capsula” wagon version of this truck on sale in Oman, while there is also a 5-door long-wheelbase “LC76” wagon on sale in Australia and elsewhere. A modified “Extreme” version was displayed at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Motor Show with lifted suspension and driving lights.

Keep track of prices and updates in the Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. Author

    Thanks to a tip by user ‘Assassin’ and to Faisal “Chunky” Khatib for the AD show photos.

  2. So just came into my concern is the new V6 4.0ltr land cruiser faster than the old 4.5ltr I6. I once checked the brochure of the both models of land cruiser and it shows that they both have the same horsepower but the new has lesser torque.

  3. Author

    I left the performance the same in the buyer guide. Very hard to find info on this truck.

  4. hey mash …. long since i checked drive arabia … been busy …. anyway nice updates and all …. so do u know when is the extreme coming cuz was planning to get one and send it to IRAN … need it there

  5. Author

    The Extreme is a modified car. You pay the dealer and they might build it for you from Arctic Trucks tuner shop here.


  7. Well I about time they update the engine.. This is one of my favorite cars.. In all cases it is a successful model by all means and proof to that is its been running on production for more than 3 decades.

  8. Author

    Rex, thanks for the random tip.

  9. please can i get a quotation for the Toyota land cruiser pickup model 2010 and 2011.
    thank you and hope to get feedback soon.

  10. I wish the Land cruisers came with FJ CRUISER’s dual VVT-i engine.

  11. Hello Gents,

    I have one but a bit older model. I am having 1996 model. It is diesel as well. I am looking forward to modify it a bit as such, like to add the body kit on it, a turbo for the engine so it can support me in the sandy area driving.

    Any Ideas guys?

  12. Hi All,

    I am looking for land cruiser diesel for Sale in UAE models from 1996 to 2005.

    let me know if u can help

  13. Can you please give me the price for this car the mileage the city

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