The Toyota Land Cruiser series of four-wheel drive vehicles produced by the Japanese car maker Toyota. Toyota Land Cruiser is the longest running series Toyota. Production of the first generation Toyota Land Cruiser began in 1951 (90 units) as the version of the Toyota Jeep-like vehicle. The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon, and utility truck versions. Reliability The Toyota Land Cruiser and already has led to the great popularity, especially in Australia where it is the best-selling body-on-frame, four-wheel drive vehicle. Toyota and more the sphere of the Toyota Land Cruiser in the Australian outback, is considered to be one of the strongest of both temperature and location. Main competitors include the Range Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser Discovery, Jeep Wrangler, Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol. In Japan, the Toyota Land Cruiser is Toyota dealerships Japanese Toyota Store. As of 2014, the Toyota Land Cruiser J200 is available in all markets outside Canada, North Korea, and South Korea.
Toyota Land Cruiser Origin
The Imperial Japanese Army occupied the Philippines in 1941 found an Bantam Mk II Jeep and immediately sent to Japan. The Japanese military authorities ordered Toyota to make the same car but to change the appearance. Other Model AK example led to the Yon-Shiki Kogata Kamotsu-Sha.
Later, in 1941 the Japanese government told Toyota light truck production military in Japan. In 1942, Toyota developed the prototype AK10 by reverse-engineering a Bantam GP Jeep. A half ton truck in the upright front grille, the flat front wheel arches that angled down and back like the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, headlights mounted above the wheel arches of the sides of the radiator, and its spirit. The AK10 powered by the 2259 cc, 4-cylinder Type C engine from the sedan Toyota Model AE accompanied by a transmission manual three-speed and two-speed transfer gearbox. Unlike the US Jeep, few AK10 let’s used in military and photos are rare. The postwar Toyota “Jeep” BJ is completely different from the AK10 and possess no mechanical parts to it.
Toyota Land Cruiser Off-Road Oriented
The Korean War created to military light utility vehicle. The war put a Jeep on doorstep in Japan. United States government ordered 100 vehicles with the new Willys specs and Toyota was asked to build them. The Toyota “Jeep” BJ prototype was developed in January 1951. This came from the need for military-type utility vehicles, such as British Land Rover Series 1 that appeared in 1948 Jeep BJ was larger than the original US Jeep and more powerful thanks to its Type B 3.4 L six -cylinder OHV Gasoline engine which generated 63 kW (86 PS, 84 hp) at 3600 rpm and 215 N · m (159 lb · ft) of torque at 1600 rpm. It had full-time four-wheel drive system like the Jeep. However, Unlike the Jeep, Jeep BJ had no transfer case low-range.
In July 1951, Toyota test driver Ichiro Tupendane drove the next generation Jeep BJ prototype up to the sixth section Mount Fuji, the first car to climb that high. The test was overseen by National Police Agency (NPA). Impressed by this feat, the NPA placed an order for 289 of these vehicles Offroad, Jeep BJ their official patrol car.
Toyota Land Cruiser Comfort Oriented
The Toyota Land Cruiser 55 was created from 1967 to 1980 Toyota refers to FJ55G and FJ55V as the first “real” station wagon in the series Toyota Land Cruiser, thus speeding the start of the branch. It was the first Land Cruiser to be fully enclosed box frame members. In all Toyota Land Cruiser cars sold in the US, including the FJ45, the ones that do not hatch and the rear tailgate, but rather a tailgate with a window operated electrically that can be retracted into the tailgate.
For model year 2013, Toyota added all the security options and luxury previously optional as standard. The Land Cruiser now get a push-button start, HID lights with the beam level adjustment, a power moonroof, heated front and rear seats, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, bluetooth, camera rearview with parking sensors, navigation system, HD radio and Antun . Another aspect of the new Multi-terrain Select helps to control wheelspin and brake lockup provides selectable choices of: Rock, Rock & Dirt, Mogul, Loose Rock, and Mud & Sand. In Oceania, the 200 Series is offered in four different trim levels: GX, GXL, VX, and Sahara.