The product of over 60 years of global adventure, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a sophisticated blend of off-road prowess, on-road comfort and unparalleled refinement. It also offers seating for up to eight passengers. After all, adventures are best shared.
Length: 194.9 in.
DOHC 32-Valve V8 with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) with sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic
The 200 Series Land Cruiser was first introduced globally in 2002. Over six decades of know-how went into the engineering of this SUV, fusing new, modern luxuries with legendary capability. In 2013, this icon was transformed into the off-road flagship it is today. Every Land Cruiser is loaded with refined creature comforts like heated and ventilated front seats, leather-wrapped surfaces and four-zone automatic climate control. Terrain-conquering prowess is enhanced with standard technologies like an advanced 5.7-liter V8, standard Crawl Control (CRAWL) and a Multi-terrain Monitor. This is how we take adventuring to the next level. Here's to another 60 years of exploring.
The VDJ79 is an evolution of the 70 series Land Cruiser that was first introduced in late 1984. Though never offered in the United States, the 70 series is the true inheritor of the FJ40's no-nonsense spirit. Light and compact compared with its 60 and 80 series contemporaries, the 70 series has always maintained a strong emphasis on capability over creature comfort. Its rugged, simple sensibilities have helped to keep it in production for over 20 years.
The worldwide response to the new 80 series was overwhelming: The main plant had to stay open around the clock for six months straight. That was unprecedented much like the 80 series itself.
The FJ62 shares the 60 series category with the FJ60. The notable upgrades from the FJ60 to the FJ62 were the fuel-injected 4.0-liter 6-cylinder 3F-EFI engine, an automatic transmission, rectangular headlights, larger sideview mirrors and power options. Like the FJ60, the FJ62 owners enjoyed plenty of interior space compared to previous Land Cruisers.
When asked about the 60 series, one Land Cruiser mechanic smiles and talks about the mileage on one he'd just seen: 450,000.* The all-new 60 series got its start in 1980 with new gasoline and diesel engines, new transmissions and new luxuries, like a moonroof, sport buckets and a third-row seat.
Based on the FJ40, the FJ45 is a pickup version of that model. The FJ45 was only available in the United States from 1963-1967. The FJ45 featured either a fixed hardtop or a removable hardtop. The FJ45 Land Cruiser was available as a 4-Door Wagon, a Short Bed Pickup or a Long Bed Pickup. While the Long Bed and Wagon models are rare, the Short Bed version is extremely rare.
The FJ40 is the most iconic Land Cruiser. It is instantly recognizable: a simple, two-box hardtop with wraparound rear windows and dual swing-out doors. But durability made the design a legend. According to one expert, it is still "the standard of the industry," with more 40 series still running than any other off-road vehicle.
With real doors, roll-down windows and available air conditioning, the 20 series brought the BJ-era Land Cruiser into civilian life. But a subtle design trait on the dashboard foretold Land Cruiser's future: the glove box and instrument panel were identically shaped and interchangeable, making manufacturing a left-hand- or right-hand-drive version equally easy. For Toyota, foreign markets were the new target.