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The Toyota Land Cruiser: Taming Every Corner of the Globe for Over 60 Years

Last updated 5 years ago

The Toyota Land Cruiser is the longest-running model in the Toyota lineup, and it has built an indomitable legacy of off-road supremacy.  Now one of the most recognizable full-size SUVs in the global market, the 2013 Land Cruiser offers the latest refinements in entertainment and performance technology.  Learn how this iconic vehicle evolved from humble beginnings into a world-class luxury SUV below:

Utilitarian Roots

The history of the Land Cruiser begins after WWII.  Modeled after the Jeep 4x4 vehicles which were already in wide use, Toyota manufacturers designed their first prototype with a 6-cylinder, 3,386cc B-type engine, dubbing it the “Jeep BJ”.  It proved itself on the precipitous slopes of Mt. Fuji and in several commercial off-road applications, and was later redesigned into the Model 20 Land Cruiser.  With its all-terrain performance firmly established against Western rivals like the Willys Jeep and Land Rover, the Toyota Land Cruiser pioneered the way into new markets.

Growth Over the Years

By expanding the cabin, tuning the suspension for greater support, and incorporating the latest creature comforts, the Land Cruiser shed the Spartan limitations of the Jeep BJ in order to provide a superior driving experience both on-road and off.  This development trend characterized subsequent Land Cruiser models, establishing a well-known tradition of luxury and functionality.

Latest Developments

The 2013 Land Cruiser, or Model 200 Series, represents some of the best that Toyota has to offer.  It features improvements to both its exterior and interior design and also takes all of the guesswork out of optional features.  Everything is fully loaded into one standard package which includes a center console cooler, a rear-seat DVD system, a multi-informational display with Toyota’s Entune, heated second-row seats, and more.

Test drive the 2013 Land Cruiser with us here at Toyota of Greenfield, or find a great deal on a pre-owned Toyota.  We take pride in maintaining an A+ BBB rating and providing residents of Franklin County with outstanding customer service. Call (888) 923-8230 or contact us online for more details.


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