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1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover

A 1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ43 has been restored and made over by FJ Company in Japan, bringing a modern touch to the iconic off-roading vehicle. The rare two-door was driven by the same owner since new, with the 90-year old American giving up his car as he can no longer drive...

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specs

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado - Australia's biggest-selling large SUV - has been given a swathe of price cuts yet picked up way more safety equipment and some offroad-focused tweaks to boot. Bidding to make the strong stronger, Toyota has also bumped the braked-trailer towing capacity on all auto versions to 3000kg - sure to delight grey nomads, horse trainers and mine-site fleet buyers at the same time - put a rear diff-lock on the GLX auto and VX grades, and ditched the V6 petrol engine altogether...

2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 32 examples of its Landcruiser 100 Series and 200 Series over concerns the airbag assemblies may not be to correct specifications. According to the Japanese automaker, the inflators may pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants in the event of a collision...

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol

The newly-updated 2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, with the Japanese carmaker putting an increased focus on safety for buyers of the rugged off-roader. Outside, a refreshed exterior is highlighted by a revised – and decently chrome-heavy – grille, restyled headlights, re-profiled fenders, and a potentially polarising new bonnet, which Toyota says has been sculpted “to enhance downward visibility”...

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado spied, due to land locally this year

A facelifted version of the Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been spied at a Japanese port ahead of its reveal later this year. The images by LiveDoor Blog show changes to the current generation Prado that include a redesigned front end, new headlights, bumper bar, bonnet and grille, while the rear is also expected to receive a minor makeover...

Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...

2018 Toyota Prado facelift leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 24: A series of clear new images have made their way online, again courtesy of Instagram user hamad1two3. We have added those images to throughout the body of this article, and you can find more in the gallery here. As before, it remains to be seen if these images are authentic, although the level of detail and the number of angles suggests they are genuine Toyota brochure or promotional images...

Around Australia speed record broken

For those that may have been following our Highway One to Hell’s group progress as they traversed the great Australian outback, we can announce that not only did they make it back Sunday morning safely and without incident, but they also set a new world record for a complete lap of Australia - at 5 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes...

Highway 1 to Hell: A mid-trip update, hauling around Australia

Hauling our way across Australia, here we have an update delivered between interrupted sleeps and stints behind the wheel, as we make our attempt at setting a new record for circumnavigating Australia's big island by car. Marlow, the narrator and main character in Joseph Conrad's heart of darkness describes traversing a serpentine Congolese jungle river as traveling back in time the deeper into the unknown you go...

Highway 1 to Hell: Circumnavigating Australia in one week

National Highway 1 is the Aussie Everest. We’ve got big pineapples, big prawns, big bananas and big guitars that get all the hype, but rarely does anyone mention the big-arse highway that circumnavigates the country. It’s widely considered the longest* highway in the world, taking you 14,500 km from Sydney to Brisbane, Cairns, Katherine, Port Hedland, Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne and back to Sydney in one trip...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...