It is a lighter duty Landcruiser than the rest of the 70 range, with smaller Hilux differentials and drivetrain, and lower capacity engine options. It was also Toyota's first attempt at a coil sprung 4wd, utilising the same 5-link system found in the 80-series with radius arms and Panhard rod. Whilst this suspension works quite effectively offroad, with the short wheelbase it can lead to body pitch and roll onroad. Good quality springs and shock absorbers help remedy this.
The Bundera entered the newly emerging market niche of recreational 4wd's, more suited to the odd weekend away than punishing long offroad trips or commercial use.
Pictured is a later model (1990) Australian Bundera,
evidence that Toyota toyed with the idea of continuing marketing
the vehicle here. Such vehicles, identifiable by the square headlights
and redesigned bonnet, are fairly rare locally [au] but
were sold in overseas markets up until around 1993.
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