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4×4 Legends: Toyota Land Cruiser, From Series 20 to the 1980s

In 1955, only 22 years after the formation of their automotive division, the Toyota Motor Company released the second generation of their now-famed Land Cruiser, which was in many ways the same vehicle they produced for the next 3 decades. In those early years after WWII, Japan’s recovery was happening quickly and Toyota was keeping…

First Drive: 2017 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Half Ton

Nissan has always been a strong player in the pickup segment, particularly in the mid-size category with their popular Frontier. They’re certainly not newcomers to the full-size truck either with the Titan platform now moving toward its 14th year. Building on its continued success, for 2017 they introduced a truck ideally suited to overlanding with…

Overland Expo West 2017: The Tacoma is the Most Popular Platform

I don’t swing many dead cats, but if I did I couldn’t do it without hitting a Toyota Tacoma. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind, the most ubiquitous vehicle at this year’s Overland Expo West was Toyota’s midsize pickup. While I did spot a few unmodified specimens, most were festooned with add-ons from bumpers…

4×4 Legends: Toyota Land Cruiser, From Sakichi to Series 20

On an average year, Toyota sells roughly ten million automobiles worldwide culminating in a gross sales digit registering in the hundreds of billions of dollars. It is a mind bending exercise to fathom the scale of the global Toyota empire, and equally difficult to comprehend how and when it all began. Just as the flashpoint…

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