What U.S. Africa Command Doesn’t Want You to Know Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water. It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. Show More Summary
A 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser weighs about 5,875 pounds and despite all the heritage, is not something I would consider as a proper off-road vehicle. In Dubai though, the playing field is a bit crazier. Read more...
The most impressive car I've ever seen in person wasn't a Porsche 911, a Ford F-350, or even a Tesla Model S. It was a Toyota Land Cruiser. What made this car stand out, especially compared to my dream car, an incredibly powerful work truck, and futuristic automotive engineering, respectively?...
Long before they became six-figure collectibles, Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers earned a reputation for being hardy, go-almost-anywhere off-roaders. Popular mods back in the day included lift kits, reinforced bumpers with mounted winches, and engine swaps, the most common being the ubiquitous small-block Chevy V-8 in place of the truck’s original inline six. This 1967 Toyota […]
The "holy trinity" of off-road brands (at least in the US) is Land Rover, Toyota, and Jeep. So a reader and off-road enthusiast has cooked up this hilarious key illustrating each brand's stereotype... according to rival enthusiasts. Read more...
A reader just came back from a trip to Indonesia's Mt. Bromo volcano, where apparently just about every FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser has gone to retire. Look at them all! This is easily one of the greatest vacation videos I've ever seen. Read more...
The FJ60 Land Cruiser is still a common sight on the streets of Denver, where I live. These things are not anywhere near as comfortable or fuel-efficient as modern SUVs, but they are just about impossible to kill… and that counts for a lot with your FJ-driving demographic around these parts. Show More Summary
The 2014 Lexus LX570 is basically a luxified Toyota Land Cruiser, and as such it's big, it's cushy, it's got lots of little switches, and it's probably shinier than it has any right to be. What do you want to know about it? Read mor...
Introduced in 1984, Toyota’s Land Cruiser 70 Series was intended to replace the beloved 40 Series, which cemented the Japanese brand’s reputation for building rugged and reliable utility vehicles. Deciding that Americans wanted a dose of civility in our SUVs, Toyota skipped the U.S. with the 70 Series and instead brought in the better-appointed (but […]
There are only a handful of truly iconic sport-utility vehicles in the world. The Land Rover Series certainly qualifies, as do the World War II American Jeep (and its derivative, the Jeep Wrangler) and the Toyota Land Cruiser. And from … The post The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an Off-Roading Icon. Here’s Why. appeared first on Highsnobiety.
TweetI remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990?s. And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000?s (by that, I […]
Greg Miller, at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum in Tooele, Utah. Photos courtesy Expeditions 7. From an early age, Greg Miller was surrounded by Toyotas, or, more specifically, the family’s vehicle of choice: the Toyota Land Cruiser. Land Cruisers, in their myriad varieties, became something of a passion for Greg, who founded the Land Cruiser […]
The various models of the Toyota Land Cruiser are some of the most respected off-roaders in the world. But what works elsewhere in the world does not necessarily work in North America. Dressed up in what is perceived to be luxury, how...Show More Summary
The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was once a familiar sight on ranches, trails and parking lots across the United States, but its two-door pickup sibling, the FJ45, was less well known on these shores. That explains why this particular 1979 Toyota FJ45, for sale on Hemmings.com, was imported all the way from Australia. Equipped with […]
The 78 Series Toyota Land Cruisers used by Expeditions 7. Photos courtesy Expeditions 7. In 1984, Toyota introduced the Land Cruiser 70 Series to replace the aging-but-beloved Land Cruiser 40 Series, and in many parts of the world (U.S. and Canada excluded), 70 Series models remain available as utilitarian vehicles, short on luxury but long […]
Toyota’s commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Land Cruiser 70 by doing something it’s never done before. The Japanese automaker is reintroducing the model, except that it’s going to be limited to its local market. I don’t know if...Show More Summary
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