Toyota Mega Cruiser
The Toyota Mega Cruiser (Japanese: トヨタ・メガクルーザー, Toyota Megakurūzā) is a large, heavy-duty four wheel drive vehicle introduced by Toyota in 1995. The largest 4WD ever built by Toyota, it resembles the Hummer H1.
|Toyota Mega Cruiser|
A Toyota Mega Cruiser BXD10 as used by the Japanese-Air Self Defense Forces at Hamamatsu Air Base.
|Assembly||Gifu, Japan (Gifu Auto Body)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door SUV|
|Engine||4.1L 15B-FTE I4 diesel turbo|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic Aisin A443F|
|Wheelbase||3,396 mm (133.7 in)|
|Length||5,090 mm (200.4 in)|
|Width||2,169 mm (85.4 in)|
|Height||2,075 mm (81.7 in)|
|Curb weight||2,901 kg (6,395 lb)|
Sold exclusively in Japan via Toyota Store locations, the Mega Cruiser was also used by prefectural police, the Japan Auto Federation and fire/rescue departments. As of 2020, it was reported that Toyota had produced 3,000 Mega Cruisers before production was halted  with a retail price of ¥9,620,000 (approximately US$85,000 at 1995 exchange rates). 133 Mega Cruisers were sold to civilians.
A prototype Toyota Mega Cruiser was first presented to the public at the 30th Tokyo Motor Show in October 1993. The Mega Cruiser was first produced in 1995 at Toyota's Gifu Auto Body subsidiary before it was eventually sold by Toyota in 1996.
All Mega Cruiser production were reported to be halted in 2001 with sales officially ended in 2002. It was suggested that the vehicle had mediocre sales due to strict vehicle taxes and Japan having a lot of small streets.
Some Mega Cruisers were sold overseas from Japan as gray imports.
The Mega Cruiser featured a 4.1 L turbodiesel inline-4 engine. The engine produced 114 kW (153 hp) and 382 N⋅m (282 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 rpm while also being very robust. A 4-speed Aisin automatic transmission with a two-speed transfer case is also installed.
The Mega Cruiser has seats for two persons in front and four persons at the back.
Mega Cruiser (BXD10)Edit
Mega Cruiser (BXD20)Edit
The BX20 version was made for civilian sales.
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