Moab in Utah is known for the abundance of activities it can offer adventure seekers but for off-road enthusiasts, it is known as the mecca to test their veins. . Not every vehicle can conquer Moab’s steep climbs and slippery rocks, but we know one vehicle that sure can: the Toyota Land Cruiser.
As shown in the video above, a parade of Toyota Land Cruisers – mostly 80 and 100 series models from the ’90s – tried to conquer Moab and succeeded. Not only did they succeed, but they also pioneered rock crawling and steep climbing through the “Skyline Drive”.
While many high-riding vehicles these days are built to haul groceries and conquer mall parking spaces, the Toyota Land Cruiser is different. They are actually designed for off-road adventures. I’m sure we can all agree that regardless of the breed, LCs will always be off-road beasts presented in a luxurious package.
The convoy seen above, courtesy of YouTube Winch Outdoor, crossed the country to reach Moab. The 80 and 100 series see little change, except for some additions to the underbody protection.
That said, the entire lineup of LCs featured here was impressive and indicative of the extreme off-roading capabilities for which the nameplate is world-renowned.
Sadly, if you want to buy a brand new Land Cruiser in the US, it will no longer be possible. Toyota has dropped the LC from its lineup since last year, though its Lexus TNGA platform twin, the LX, could be your more expensive option.
Toyota North America, however, has not closed its doors to the possibility of a nameplate return. That said, if this video proves the LC’s off-roading prowess and you want to buy one, you can either buy oldies but goodies, or you can wait for Toyota to bring out the new 300 series.