Rejoice fans of dirt and mud, you loyal fans of the rough and the ready! If you are after the ultimate in off-roading capabilities you have two choices… Firstly a Land Rover, the trusty British workhorse that will merrily climb any mountain you place in front of it. Or there is the Brit’s alter-ego, its Japanese mirror image, the Toyota Land Cruiser. It is back as a 2013 model and ready to give Mother Nature a good beating.
Keeping the same rectangular proportions as its forefathers, the Land Cruiser is no oil painting but then neither is a Challenger tank. New LED daytime running lights keep health and safety happy whilst the ongoing run of its 5.7 litre V8 will please those requiring 381BHP with 401lb-ft of grunty torque. Revised driving aids and new dynamic suspension means that you will have to try very hard to get this juggernaut stuck.