Toyota Land Cruiser Buyer’s Guide

By Sodaif Ali

Starting from the first model of Land Cruiser AK10 this article covers all models launched after AK10


The first Toyota 4x4 utility prototype, designed with simple, open bodywork atop a truck frame. The year in which AK10 was launched is 1950.


First production Toyota 4x4 utility, equipped with a B-series engine and a three-speed transmission. Uses a grille with nine vertical slots, typically has no doors, has headlights mounted behind metal guards on flat fenders. Similar in appearance to early Jeeps, but larger. Assigned Land Cruiser name in 1954. 1951 - 1955

Land Cruiser (20 Series)

Basic 20 Series vehicle is a utility 4x4 equipped with a soft or metal top. Land Cruiser BJ25s were equipped with B-series engines, FJ25s with F-series engines. Both feature a grille with four horizontal slots between the headlights and use square, upright styling that hints at what the classic FJ40 will look like. Available…

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Toyota Prado, a Brief History – Ideal Engines

By Wayne M Adams

In 1990 Toyota added the Prado model to its Landcruiser line of vehicles. This line was marketed more towards on the road purpose rather than previous offerings which leaned heavily on the off road capability of the vehicles. This vehicle has a coil over shock suspension to improve handling, and came in either four door or two door versions.

In May of 1993 the Prado went through a makeover and was revamped as the 90 series. The Prado was stretched while keeping the design a medium duty vehicle. Toyota then swapped out the front suspension with an independent setup that was similar to their Tacoma and Hilux Surf's. Then by June of 1999 more changes were made, fog lamps were added to the front bumper, new engines were available and an engine immobilizer was used as a theft deterrent.

The third generation of the Prado was introduced in 2002, this variation included a re designed front suspension which addressed past concerns about…

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Land Cruiser Prado (Facelift) Review – Sophisticated Modern Car

By Derry Dharmawan

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched the Land Cruiser Prado which is the result of redesign or facelift. The part which redesigned is the headlights with new design and the cabin is more spacious because the increased space between the front seat and second row. Additionally, the structure of body and frame is strengthened as well.

The interesting thing is the additional of sophisticated devices that make the driver of Prado more comfortable and exciting when through any road conditions from smooth road to off-road.

Multi-terrain Monitor

The special technology feature from Land Cruiser Prado is the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) which makes the damping that generated by the car fits with road surface conditions. In the latest version, there is also additional a Multi-terrain Monitor.

Multi-terrain Monitor display images from cameras that placed at all four sides of the vehicle. With this way, …

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