Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Through all the ups and downs that have been a part of Toyota’s recent past, the Land Cruiser has been soldiering on and today is the off-road vehicle’s 60th birthday.

The Land Cruiser has one amazing legacy that can be traced back to the Toyota BJ in 1951. The old BJ was sort of like America’s Jeeps, as they could go anywhere and do anything. In fact, this rough Toyota was the first vehicle to climb Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, which can be seen from Tokyo.

The current Land Cruiser was just another version of the BJ, called the Type 25 back in 1954. The name stuck and today, the Land Cruiser is one of the most versatile off-road machines in the world. Today, Toyota has sold over 5 million units of the SUV in 188 different countries.

The Land Cruiser has been produced as a convertible, hardtop, station wagon, and utility truck. To test each model’s worthiness, Toyota tests them in one of the harshest places on the Earth, the Australian outback.

To celebrate this occasion, Toyota is launching two special editions of the Land Cruiser. The first is the 60th Anniversary Edition and the other is the V8 60th Anniversary. Both of these models come with triple-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear parking monitor, navigation with premium audio and a rear seat entertainment package.

The current, 200 Series Land Cruiser was launched for the 2008 model year and it looks fantastic. The vehicle entered production in September and was available for sale from November 2007.

These two models are for sale in the United Kingdom for £49,950 for the base and £61,950 for the V8.

Congratulations to Toyota for a great 60 years with the Land Cruiser.

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