Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Toyota MegaCruiser built for only 3 years.

 The largest 4WD ever built by Toyota. introduced in 1995.

Like the Hummer, it was designed primarily for military use with the Mega Cruiser seeing duty as infantry transport, a light prime mover for heavy mortars, and mobile Surface-to-air missiles in the Japan Self Defense Forces, and by police and fire/rescue departments,

 The military version as the BXD10, and the civilian version is known as a BXD20.

 Civilian uses incurred expensive taxes imposed by the Japanese government for dimension regulations and annual road tax obligations.

Exclusively sold in Japan, a limited number were sold to civilians. This vehicle was intended to test designs that would eventually make their way into mass-produced Toyota SUVs (like the Land Cruiser), but was financially unsuccessful for Toyota.

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