It’s been a while since TTAC crackled and buzzed with the latest Toyota news all the time — but this morning, we’re changing that! Toyota is producing the 1990s-era Series 70 Land Cruiser in two body styles as a year-long, Japanese-market love letter to its most ardent fans. Show More Summary
If you want to buy a classic vehicle re-manufactured brand new by the original automaker, you currently have two options. One is to spend well over a million dollars on one of the six brand-new Jaguar E-Type lightweight coupes being built. The other is to buy a brand new 1980s Toyota Land Cruiser, one of a year-long run being re-manufactured by...
Though Toyota's legendary J70 Land Cruiser hasn't been manufactured or sold in Japan since 2004, the rugged four-wheel drive pickup's domestic fan base never stopped clamoring for its return. It seems Toyota heard them after all, as the automaker is gearing up to produce around 200 J70's domestically every month for one year, and for one year only.
It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often a certain rugged simplicity that's gone today. Show More Summary
We all love BJs, right? How much would you pay for a BJ, I mean a really good one? Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Land Cruiser is possibly the nicest BJ40 you could ever receive, but is its price too much of your wad to blow at one time? Read more...
There was a time when a Toyota Land Cruiser was more than an anonymous-looking luxobarge made somewhat irrelevant by the existence of Lexus. It used to be a rugged, rough-and-tumble SUV built for climbin' and haulin' and kickin' asses. Now, because the off-road gods love us, Toyota is re-releasing their mid-1980s Land Cruiser 70 as a brand new car. Read more...
Toyota's Land Cruiser 70 in back in Japanese dealerships.
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favored for challenging terrains and as an aid agency vehicle in disaster zones.
Known for improving upon Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos and Jeeps, Icon is looking to create a streamliner with a little help from Tesla. Jalopnik reports Helios, the project named after the Greek titan and personification of the...Show More Summary
As owners will remember, there was nothing luxurious about the FJ40 series Toyota Land Cruiser. Built for function over form or comfort, these utilitarian off-road vehicles were noisy and punishing to drive on road and possessed a thirst for gasoline most often associated with muscle cars. Those flaws aside, FJ40s were capable off-road and reliable […]
Introduced at the end of 2006, this is the last year for the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the reincarnated FJ40-series Land Cruiser that will shortly journey to Takama-ga-hara, the Plain of High Heaven. In its first model year, we drove it to SEMA and found it, shall we say, coarse. Show More Summary
We've seen many impressive rescues over the years. There was the actions of Hero Cat, of course, saving the life of a toddler from a ferocious canine; and there was even Ryan Gosling, coming to the aid of a pedestrian in New York City. But...Show More Summary
Chris Short, Domenic Senger-Schenck, and Laurence Cameron are en route from Afghanistan to West Sussex, England. They're trying the 4,600 mile journey with a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser and Honda Varadero 1000cc motorcycle, both heavily modified Read more...
Just like the RX crossover, the LX full-size SUV has helped define the Lexus brand in terms of luxury and capability. And the recipe was pretty much simple, blending the off-road potential and reliability of the Toyota Land Cruiser’s platform with a sumptuous and comfortable interior and rounding things off with a commanding exterior design. Show More Summary
The Lexus LX SUV is a very muscular, old-school vehicle. Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, it's still a big, body-on-frame SUV, but inside it offers acres of leather and luxury tech. The brand's Kuwaiti distributor is taking it machismo...Show More Summary
The Amphicruiser is a made-to-order amphibious four-wheel drive vehicle. Its 4.2L Toyota Land Cruiser engine can power an onboard water jet, allowing it to stay afloat and go up to 8mph on water. It even has a drop-top version.
The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since 1951 and is easily one of the most capable off-road vehicles ever made, but it does have its limitations. After all, it is just a Land Cruiser. Inspired by the iconic FJ40 Land Cruiser, Dutch Amfibious Transport created the Amphicruiser to tackle both land and water. On land, the Amphicruiser’s...
"We wanted it to be as solid on water as the Land Cruiser is on land." That's Dutch Amfibious Transport co-founder Dirk-Jan de Jong talking about his company's heavy duty amphibious 4WD, the Amphibicruiser. Built around a Toyota Land...Show More Summary
Though only sold in the United States for a few years in the late 1960s, the Nissan Patrol has earned a global reputation for ruggedness and capability similar to that of its familiar rival, the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. Today, some of the best surviving FJ40s are often found in retirement on South American ranches, […]