Toyota Land Cruiser - 70 Years on a Road

Administrator posted this 11 December 2019

Toyota Land Cruiser appeared in the USA in 1958, and it was sold only one car, and the company sold its 10 000 000 Crauser in 2019.
It is a short-list of how one of the most luxurious modern SUVs gained popularity.

The first Land Cruiser appeared with the purpose of military use in 1950. His name was the Toyota BJ, the car with AWD and 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine output 75 hp. Just 4 years later the name of the car was changed to Land Cruser, which successfully revealed its ability to move over rough terrain.

The Cruiser started to conquer the markets from South America and the Middle East to the USA in 1958.

Land Cruiser FJ40 - was the next step, that made a "revolution". The angular styling, a flat, white roof, wraparound rear windows and short overhangs established a new look, soon to become iconic. This legend made 125 hp and 200 lb-ft, which was more than the power of most SUVs at that time in one pricing segment. The FJ40 was the best selling vehicle in 1965, in the USA.

The Land Cruiser 55 became a model of the family car for America '60s. The demand led to widespread of Cruiser, and by the end of the '60s Toyota built its 100' model.

The Land Cruiser FJ60 and 70 Series were sold around the world for 24 years, until in 2007, the Land Cruiser Prado (J120) appeared.

Before that, there was one more genius - 1991 the Land Cruiser 80 Series - 24-valve, DOHC 4.5-liter inline-six engine producing 212 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque muscular vehicle.

Since the 90s, the lineup has been actively growing, there were a lot of cars that meet the most diverse needs of users, while that it didn't lose those features and versatility, for which he found fame. The Land Cruser was incarnate to Lexus GX 460 with 301 hp in 2003-2004.

After successful sales, the model was waiting for the launch of the 200 series — the premium class has become another feature of the model.

And now the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is waiting for its world premiere. The luxury and fully comfortable SUV takes care of the driver and passengers at the maximum level. Modern and technological, it guarantees the safety and high performance - 5.7-liter V8 engine with output 381 Horsepower / 401 Pound-Feet.