Toyota Mega Cruiser was first seen at the 1993 Tokyo Motor Show,
two year later it went into production. The Toyota Mega Cruiser
was Japan's answer to the Hummer
H1. Originally conceived as a military vehicle, there was
a number which were put to civilian use. Many Mega Cruisers
also found their way to the Police and other emergency services.
Powering the massive 7 ft wide (2.1 metre) Toyota Mega Cruiser
is a 4.1 litre inline four-cylinder engine which develops 150
horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque. This is connected to a
four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, the Mega Cruiser
is fitted with full-time four-wheel-drive.
The Mega Cruiser played a part in helping Toyota understand
what makes a capable off-road vehicle, and the lessons learnt
and technology tested found their way into more mainstream products
like the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Similar and related vehicles:
2005 Hummer H1
2006 Toyota FJ Cruiser