The Toyota Land Cruiser is a series
of four-wheel drive vehicles produced by the Japanese car maker
Toyota Motor Corporation. Design of the Land Cruiser began in 1951
as Toyota's version of a Jeep-like vehicle and production began in
1954. The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop,
station wagon, and utility truck versions. It is currently Toyota's
In January 1998, the 100 series Land Cruiser was introduced to
replace the 8-year-old 80 series. The 100 series was previewed in
October 1997 as the "Grand Cruiser" at the 32nd Tokyo Motor Show.
Development began in 1991 under program code 404T, with the final
design being frozen in mid-1994.