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Toyota Land Cruiser II

This 1993 Toyota is owned by Sebastian Couture

In Toyota introduced an entirely new to replace the aging and now 25 year old 40 Land

Cruiser. What came up with was a most replacement. Although completely new in

every off road positive of the original 40 series was retained. One off positive aspect was the heavy

axles and leaf spring However, not everyone liked the duty leaf spring

Toyota received concerns some customers that the Cruiser was too heavy duty for

markets. Many complaints from 1st world countries, as Japan, where off road and cargo

capacity were not as critical. It was by Toyota that sales begin to lag in some parts of the

and customers would be lost to riding vehicles if something was not Toyota did not want to

downgrade the 70 series line, so it was decided to a separate line of vehicles a lighter duty and

nicer suspension. The Bundera and Prado were born.

The Bundera (or Cruiser II as it is sometimes called) was the wheelbase version of this duty

Land Cruiser. It was from 1985 though the 1990s. The medium and long version

would be called the Prado and was commonly sold as a 4 door The most striking differences

the Bundera/Prado and other Land of the day, was the addition of coil all around and

lighter duty that were similar in to those found in the Hilux truck. This was a technical

that made the Land more attractive to a larger base. In later years, new

basic front suspension would be standard on the 80 series in the 105 series in 1998 and the 78/79

in 1999. It proved to be far superior on the in terms of ride and handling the older leaf

spring design and after of testing was found to sacrifice if any durability and off road capability.

The commonly called the RJ70 or depending on the engine it used, a new 8 ring gear high

front differential and a standard 8” differential, both similar in and strength to the Hilux truck

Hilux type engines also used. Either the R (As in 22R) petrol, or the L series engines

were used. the light duty equipment, were still highly Land Cruisers. The lighter

axles and engines did reduce the somewhat, however, these Cruisers were still a bit for the

Toyota Land Cruiser II

smaller Hilux engines, and not uncommon for people to complain they were underpowered.

It out Toyota had miscalculated and few customers interested in a light duty short wheelbase

70 series Most customers who would a short wheel base 70 preferred the heaviest

duty they could get and the Bundera, capable, did not fit the bill. By the late sales were

so slow, Toyota considered ending production. By 1989, the Bundera was sold in a very few

select most notably, Japan. In both the Bundera and Prado a major body design

although the suspension and chassis basically unchanged. Around the Bundera faded away

history as an unpopular Land model.

The Prado would on and prosper. It hit a niche’. Customers who the Prado wagon were not

searching for the ultimate off road Most Prado customers simply looking for

something upscale or heavier duty the 4Runner/Surf, but didn’t want to go as far as the

much larger and more Land Cruiser 80 series. then, the Prado later into the 90 series

and in 2003 yet version was introduced. Still as a more upscale version of the but less

expensive than the flagship Cruiser 100.

Toyota Land Cruiser II
Toyota Land Cruiser II
Toyota Land Cruiser II


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