The first models of the Land Cruiser appeared on the market in 1941 and were created for the Japanese army. The first model was inspired by American off-road vehicles, including the Bantamie MK-II. However, at this time only a prototype was designed and it did not enter mass production. Another prototype was created in 1951, but it was also not accepted as there were controversies associated with its name (Toyota intended to call it Jeep, but the name had already been reserved by another brand). It was not until 1954/1955 when the Land Cruiser reached a breakthrough and was successfully launched. From then on, all new cars from this series are assigned a combination of letters and digits.
Initially they had an extremely minimalist and raw look since the cars were used only by the army. With time, there was a growing interest among civilians in these vehicles and as a result, their appearance began to change. Their minimalist, simple shape remained, but both the interior and the exterior of the car took on a more luxurious aesthetic. It is designed to meet the needs of today’s drivers, who wish to comfortably drive off-road, but also have a sense of luxury on city streets. These cars are equipped with the latest technological solutions to increase driving comfort and safety.
Toyota recently unveiled the latest model from the Land Cruiser series - it is an uncompromising car that combines all the advantages of a city car with an off-road vehicle. The article at http://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/toyota-land-cruiser-uncompromised-luxury-relentless-performance describes the model in more detail. The authors have included its technical specification featuring the most important parameters for drivers, and also details that distinguish the latest Toyota Land Cruiser from other vehicles of this type.