Toyota’s Tonka-inspired 4Runner concept truck

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A Toyota 4Runner has received aftermarket modifications courtesy of Funrise Toy Corporation, manufacturer of Tonka toys.

Currently on display at SEMA, the playful concept is a life-sized re-creation of the famed children’s line of toys. The inspired concept is wrapped in Tonka decals, using colors signature to the company. Helping to ensure that the vehicle performs as menacingly as it looks is a heavily modified suspension that lifts it by 10 inches. Other features include 20-inch Ultra Motorsports Type 250 Colossus wheels, a reinforced undercarriage, a 4.0-liter V6 engine that puts out 270 HP and 278 lb-ft of torque, and Bulletproof Suspensions-built bumpers, side steps and ladders.

Visit the Toyota display booth at the 2015 SEMA show to see the 4Runner concept up close.

A remarkably restored 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

Originally started as a clone to the infamous Jeep construction during the Second World War, the Toyota Land Cruiser 4 x 4 went on to garner a reputation for being one of the industry’s toughest off-road vehicles. Having experienced many aesthetic and technological changes the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 forms part of the company’s better known vintage series and has since gained notable footing in the realm of collectible automotive products over the last twenty plus years.

Restored by The FJ Company, the FJ43 features an extended wheelbase, 3878cc OHV inline 6-cylinder engine and a pale blue color palette fitting to the dated aesthetic of its predecessors. Completed with a contrasting full-leather interior, detachable canvas canopy and chrome fittings, the 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 is scheduled to be auctioned on August 14 with an expected price tag of between $80,000 and $100,000 USD – more information can be found directly at the Bonhams auction site.

New Mercedes-Benz pickup truck to be based on the Nissan NP300

With news of Mercedes-Benz planning to unveil a pickup truck by 2020, reports confirm that the forthcoming truck from the German automobile maker will be based on the mid-size Nissan NP300. The development and release of the pickup truck is planned to initially target South Africa, Latin America, Europe and Australia. MBUSA CEO Steve Cannon explains the new pickup truck production as part of Mercedes-Benz’s global strategy for international expansion with vehicles tailored to the demands of several foreign markets. A

Although no U.S. division has been established for the pickup truck, Mercedes-Benz’s pickup truck is reported to sport two rows of seats and contain many of the same interior components and luxury features of Mercedes-Benz cars.

Anticipate further news on the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck in the near future.

Toyota to bring cack the Land Cruiser 70 for one year only in Japan

 

Toyota is set to bring back its iconic LAND CRUISER 70 for one final hurrah. The catch? It will only be available in Japan and for one year only. The rugged off-roader traces its origins back to 1984, when Toyota introduced the SUV to its domestic market, and while production for Japan may have ceased 10 years ago, it has remained a fixture in many smaller markets.

Now in its 30th year, the design is being revived with a few modern tweaks, mainly to the front end and the interior, and will also be available in a pick-up variant as well as the traditional closed body.

Check out the video to see more of this legendary vehicle.

 

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Image of Toyota to Bring Back the Land Cruiser 70 for One Year Only in Japan

Image of Toyota to Bring Back the Land Cruiser 70 for One Year Only in Japan

Image of Toyota to Bring Back the Land Cruiser 70 for One Year Only in Japan

Image of Toyota to Bring Back the Land Cruiser 70 for One Year Only in Japan

Image of Toyota to Bring Back the Land Cruiser 70 for One Year Only in Japan

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Lexus enters the compact crossover market with the new NX

 

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The familiar auto brand bring their first-ever compact crossover, NX,  to the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition for 2014. Lexus have always had a wide array of vehicles, but we have never seen anything quite like the NX. The crossover will be available in both turbo and hybrid models, and with an option for the NX Sport, with exclusive interior and exterior specs.
 
Keep an eye out for the official launch of this new vehicle on April 20.
 
 
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TRUCK (Japan) x hobo 2014 Spring/Summer Backpack Collection

 

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hobo and Osaka-based furniture maker TRUCK have teamed up to produce a special backpack collection for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. The four models in the special line feature a water-resistant construction of cell-spun nylon and are completed with leather details and plenty of straps for an adjustable fit.

The limited-edition collection will go on sale on March 29 through vendor locations,COVERCHORD and TRUCK.

 

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