After seven years on sale, the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 has come to an end. We take a look at the latest V8 model and the incredible heritage of the Land Cruiser so far.
Although the Land Cruiser V8 is no longer available the original Land Cruiser is still going strong. In a history that has spanned nearly 65 years and over 6.5m sales, from it's humble beginnings as a warzone necessity to a multi-purpose SUV that can handle the dangers of any shopping mall, below are some of it's greatest moments to date.
Since the event’s first staging in 1979, the Dakar Rally (formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally) – a race that pits man and machine across some of the most demanding terrain in the world – has proved to be a challenge the Land Cruiser relishes: more Toyota Prados have been entered into the rally by private competitors than any other car since the rally’s inception, a clear indicator of the vehicle’s unwavering dependability.
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New features include the Crawl Control from the Series 200 and a new Multi-Terrain Select System that gives drivers the facility to match the vehicle’s settings to the terrain – if you were crossing a beach you would select Sand, or Rock for more treacherous and technical terrain.
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As the Land Cruiser powers it way through yet another decade it maintains all the attributes which it became known for in the first place – perhaps the reason why so many people hold it so dear. Sometimes the only word that will do it justice is simply… quality.
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