Die-hard Suv enthusiasts will be more than pleased to know that the classic Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 "with all its character, simplicity, and genuine utility" is yet again available through automotive classic remaker TLC. TLC , based in California, will build these classic SUV’s exclusively and with a limited quantity for a hefty price tag : $88,000. These vehicles should be accounted for very quickly because of the cult like following of the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40.
Toyota decide to revised the engine range for the Land Cruiser to be in line with the Euro IV emissions standards.The engines have been re-engineered to produce lower levels of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide emissions.
A series of significant technical enhancements to the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser are designed to keep it at the forefront of the European Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment. The upgrades mean more power for the popular 3.0 D-4D diesel engine, better economy for the powerful V6 petrol and more driving pleasure across the range – thanks to reduced noise and vibration levels. As a result of the engine upgrades, all models in the Land Cruiser range are now fully Euro 4 compliant. More (...) More
Toyota has significantly enhanced performance and driving dynamics in the Land Cruiser for 2006, giving this legendary full-size sport-utility vehicle a more powerful engine and new advanced suspension control options. In addition, the 2006 Land Cruiser gains freshened front and rear styling.
The attractive new Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO is no ’soft’ 4x4. Permanent 4WD, a rugged body-on-frame design and HAC give tremendous off-road handling. A 4.0-litre VVT-i 249PS V6 petrol engine offer responsive power. Dual zone air-conditioning enhances comfort. Class-leading durability and safety come standard.
All New Prado Released (120 Series station wagon simply Toyota Land Cruiser in the UK market) - the new Prado was released late in 2002 in both GX and VX turbo diesel form utilizing the an intercooled version of the 3.0 L KZ-TE engine found in the Hilux. This oil burner produces 96 kW and 343 NÂ·m of torque. From April 2003, a new 4.0 L V6 gasoline engine will be available, delivering 183 kW and 382 NÂ·m. Both models now come with 17 in (432 mm) wheels, limiting tire choice. The new Prado’s body has 60% more torsional rigidity, leading to improved off and on-road performance, lower noise and better quality.
When based on the 70 series, the Prado was designed to be a much heavier duty alternative to the 4Runner/Surf, but a lighter duty and cheaper alternative to the Land cruiser 80 models. In 1996, the Prado broke away from the 70 series line and underwent a complete redesign, independent of any of the Land Cruiser models. The new Prado introduced an all new chassis design that used a front suspension and chassis similar to the brand new 4Runner/Surf. In fact, both models may actually be based on the exact same chassis and platform (although I’m not positive on this.) The Prado would be marketed in most countries, except the U.S. were it wasn’t sold at all, as an upscale alternative to the 4Runner/Surf.
By 1989, the 60 series was getting old in design. Overshadowed by much more modern designs, the 60 series looked like something that originated from the 1970s, which it actually did. The 1990s were on the horizon and such an old outdated design would just not do anymore.
In 1984/1985, Toyota introduced an entirely new design to replace the aging and now 25 year old 40 series Land Cruiser. What Toyota came up with was a most appropriate replacement. Although completely new in styling, every off road positive aspect of the original 40 series was retained. The all new 70 series was introduced.