1990 - 1999
1990: In the spring, Toyota unveils the 1991 model - larger inside and out with a coil-spring suspension, full-time 4-wheel drive and seating for up to eight.
1993: Toyota adds more power, performance and luxury to the Land Cruiser, including an all-new 4.5-liter DOHC 24-valve in-line 6-cylinder engine.
1994: The Land Cruiser's air conditioning goes CFC-free.
1995: The Land Cruiser takes a large step toward offering the kind of safety features Land Cruiser buyers want. With more consumers using their sport utility vehicles as passenger vehicles, and with those same consumers looking for vehicles with enhanced safety features, Toyota gives the Land Cruiser standard driver and front passenger air bags, adjustable shoulder anchors and a new grille featuring redesigned headlights.
1996: In the grueling Granada-to-Dakar Rally, a pair of Land Cruisers finishes first and second in the unmodified production class.
1997: The Land Cruiser celebrates its 40th year as Toyota's most venerated model line in America with a special 40th Anniversary Limited Edition equipped with a wealth of standard features. Toyota also celebrates its 40th anniversary in America.
1998: Land Cruisers win the 20th Anniversary Paris-to-Dakar Rally, taking first and second place in the unmodified production class. Meanwhile, closer to home, the Land Cruiser becomes the first vehicle with the Toyota nameplate to be powered by a V8 engine.