What is an off-road car?
Unlike most cars, an off-road car is any car that can be easily driven both on and off paved roads and ground. Off-road cars are also known as 4x4s (also known as four-wheel drive cars) because all four wheels are powered, compared with only two powered wheels in most other cars.
It is this extra power and stability that makes them suitable for harsher driving conditions. The Hilux, for example, has a tough frame and body structure as well as a wide under-body to offer protection from uneven ground.