The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 79 Series Truck Is Brand New, But Very Old School! (Gallery)

This truck is also left hand drive!

2019 toyota land cruiser 70 series pickup truck
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series pickup truck (photo: Pat)

Here is a very detailed look at a brand new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series pickup truck that is also very old school. This is a J79 Middle East spec truck that currently belongs to Pat in Germany.

Huge thanks to Pat for providing such an extensive image gallery of this very interesting truck!

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2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup

This Toyota truck has a functional hood scoop.

Under the hood is 4.5-liter turbo-diesel V8 that is rated at approximately 198 horsepower. In this case, the engine complies with the Euro-4 emissions standard. It’s mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.


The J79 has a curb weight of around 4,700 lbs. It has a GVWR of around 7,300 lbs. This means the truck can carry around 2,600 lbs of maximum payload. This payload is way more than any midsize truck in the United States. It’s even more than most U.S.-spec half-ton full-size pickup trucks.

The maximum towing rating is around 7,700 lbs. This number matches the towing capacity of many U.S.-spec midsize trucks.


While the chassis and suspension are old school, the interior is a bit more modern as it needs to comply with the latest safety regulations in many countries around the world.

Here is another look at some the trucks and SUVs that we cannot get in the United States, and likely never will.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.