For decades, the Toyota Land Cruiser has stood head and shoulders above all other off-roading cars. It's ploughed its way through the jungles of South America and the deserts of the Middle East. In some cases, the Toyota Land Cruiser was the first vehicle that many remote tribes ever saw. Today, it still sits at the top of the table. The new Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 is lighter, more powerful, and more refined than ever. But exactly why is the Land Cruiser such a well-respected and loved off-road vehicle? Here are five reasons we think it’s the best off-road SUV today.
Toyota is famous for refusing to release a model until the company is absolutely sure it’s ready. You’ll rarely see any Toyota recalls for ‘bug fixes’. This legacy of excellence runs through all of their brand DNA, whether it’s a Toyota Yaris, a RAV-4 or the legendary Land Cruiser. Toyota engineers and designers are perfectionists who understand what their customers want and expect from an off-road vehicle. It's this ongoing legacy of excellence that makes them so popular.
If you're heading off-road, you want a vehicle that's designed for the job. With low-end torque to get you up and down steep inclines and sophisticated technology such as the brand-new 3D-Multi Terrain Monitor, the Land Cruiser is designed for off-roading. Vehicles that claim to be off-road capable but are really just designed for the urban jungle cannot come close to the capability of the Land Cruiser when it comes to scrambling over boulders, through muddy rivers and down steep dunes.
The Land Cruiser has a flawless reputation for reliability, and indeed, the official Toyota stance is that a Land Cruiser has a lifespan of at least 25 years. That reliability means that if you're heading off into a remote region and your life depends on your ability to get out the other side, the obvious choice is the Land Cruiser. A tough undercarriage and beefed-up suspension makes them nimble and agile over rocky terrain but without the worry that a hard knock would leave you stranded. The Land Cruiser's reliability explains why so many older vehicles are still on the road today and why many aid agencies working in isolated parts of the world choose them as their go-to vehicles.
Just because you're off-roading does not mean that you have to be uncomfortable. Toyota recognised a long time ago that adventurers could be on the road for months at a time. So they made sure their Land Cruiser interiors were just as good as the exterior. The cabins are spacious and comfortable, while underneath an advanced suspension set-up means that the worst of the bumps are ironed out for a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Toyota is not a company to rest on past achievements. Continual development is at the heart of the brand's longevity. The Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 version is a step up from previous generations and is an impressive 200kg lighter than its predecessors. That pushes up the power/weight ratio considerably. Internal technology makes the driver experience even better, and that clever 3D-Multi Terrain Monitor makes off-road driving safer and more pleasurable.
Find out more about the Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 and book a test drive with Toyota UAE today.