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History of the Land Cruiser

  The Toyota Land Cruiser has the longest and, arguably, the richest history in Toyota’s vehicle lineup. Early developments of the model began in 1951, as part of Toyota’s efforts to produce military vehicles for the National Police Reserve Forces (now known as the Japan Self-Defense Forces) during the Korean War. At the time, the United States Military’s Jeep was one of the most popular vehicle models in Japan – eventually becoming the epitome of the 4×4. Because of this, the first prototype of the Land Cruiser was nicknamed the Toyota BJ, with “B” referring to the B-type engine...

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