If you want a proper old-school off-roader, a proper 4x4, there is one car that has been absent from the BOTB lineup for too long. But finally it’s here – the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Technically this is the Land Cruiser Prado, but as it’s the only Land Cruiser sold in the UK they dropped the last part of the name. But it’s no less of an off road icon.
This is the Active model, with 7 seats and it gets a full complement of off road hardware to make it able to tackle the toughest terrain without ever missing a beat – this is a Toyota after all.
Power is from an ultra-reliable 2.8 litre inline-four turbodiesel which produces 201bhp and a massive 500Nm of torque.
Inside it’s functional but well equipped, while outside there are alloy wheels and an imposing grille.
The simple fact is, if you want a big 7-seater off-roader, that is guaranteed not to break and will tackle anything you throw at it, the Land Cruiser is the 4x4 for you.
And you could win a new Toyota Land Cruiser this week in the BOTB Midweek Competition!