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Toyota Land Cruiser II

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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

series in 1999. It proved to be far on the highway in terms of ride and than the older leaf

design and after years of was found to sacrifice little if any and off road capability.

The Bundera, called the RJ70 or LJ70 on the engine it used, used a new 8 gear high

pinion differential and a standard 8” rear both similar in design and to the Hilux truck

axles. type engines were used. Either the R series (As in petrol, or the L series diesel

were used. Despite the duty equipment, these still highly capable Cruisers. The lighter duty

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 markets, most Japan. In 1990, both the and Prado received a major design update,

although the and chassis remains basically Around 1993, the Bundera away into

history as an Land Cruiser model.

The would live on and prosper. It hit a Customers who purchased the Prado were not

necessarily searching for the off road vehicle. Most customers were simply for

something more upscale or duty than the 4Runner/Surf, but want to go as far as purchasing the

much and more expensive Land 80 series. Since then, the later evolved into the 90

and in 2003 yet another version was Still sold as a more version of the 4Runner, but less

than the flagship Land 100.

Toyota Land Cruiser II
Toyota Land Cruiser II
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