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‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of armoured products, recognised the need for a cost-effective vehicle capable of protecting its occupants from ballistic weapons and rioters. It’s the latest version of the MAX 3 – the entry vehicle to the MAX family of specialszed bullet- and mine-resistant vehicles. The MAX 3, The… Continue reading ‘Mon armour’! Land Cruiser takes it to the MAX 3:

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Another chance: Toyota SA reprising awesome Land Cruiser Namib

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Land Cruiser Namib edition was introduced to the South African market in Q3 of 2019, distinguished by an accessory package and aesthetic enhancements. For our overseas readers, the name is a celebration of the Namib great sandy desert north-west of South Africa. Toyota SA says the SA-specific model was ”exceptionally… Continue reading Another chance: Toyota SA reprising awesome Land Cruiser Namib

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Tech upgrade for King of the Bush Cruiser 200 VX-R

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota’s Land Cruiser 200 is still the flagship of the Land Cruiser range as an overland vehicle, with space, luxury, and high-tech driver support technology. Leveraging these credentials – and expanding on them for 2020 – the LC200  in VX-R form has been fitted with a 14-speaker JBL Premium sound system and… Continue reading Tech upgrade for King of the Bush Cruiser 200 VX-R

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Land Cruiser celebrates 10-million sales with desert odyssey

TOKYO, Japan – In September 2019 the Toyota Motor Corporation announced that cumulative global sales of its Land Cruiser series had passed 10-million August 31 2019. The Land Cruiser can trace its lineage back 69 years to 1951. Since then units have been produced in many variants from the original formula, each with reliability, durability… Continue reading Land Cruiser celebrates 10-million sales with desert odyssey

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No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Land Cruiser 70-series has long had a reputation as ”the” choice” for rough country and desert trips (it’s also It good for shopping, as The Corner has tried) and recognised as an automotive symbol of go-anywhere-ability. It’s also seen as (also as experienced) a prime  example of off-road engineering excellence… Continue reading No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

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Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt… Continue reading Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

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More power, more goodies, for latest Land Cruiser 200

More power, more accessories for off-roader Top model renamed, rebadged Electronic parking aid included JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 has been given “an injection of power” to, the automaker says,  “further bolster its credentials”. And add to its “outstanding quality, durability and reliability, unrivalled off-road performance, and enveloping luxury and comfort”.… Continue reading More power, more goodies, for latest Land Cruiser 200

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Brilliant new Gold Wing: Not a prayer for other cruisers

Long-distance cruising just changed for ever Honda shaves weight and size from King of the Road High-tech gearbox, better aero effect, extra luggage space TOKYO, Japan – The true King of the Road, Honda’s Gold Wing, has been re-designed from its wheels up to be sharper, smaller and lighter – but still with its flat… Continue reading Brilliant new Gold Wing: Not a prayer for other cruisers

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BMW’s big cruiser: Even better for 2017

118kW at 7750rpm, 175Nm at 5250rpm. Extra weather protection, emergency call New features, topbox, better riding position MUNICH, Germany – Some will call it the ultimate touring bike; Harley-Davidson fans will disagree; and car drivers, bless ’em, will continue to wonder why anybody rides a motorcycle anyway. BMW fans, however, will be solidly behind the… Continue reading BMW’s big cruiser: Even better for 2017

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e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic

HANNOVER, Germany – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Europe has unveiled on of the most amazing conversions yet to a good old VW Microbus and branded it the e-Bulli concept. It’s an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions once on the road thanks to being equipped with drive system components from the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles.… Continue reading e-Bulli concept: Half-century on, VW turns around a classic