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Somebody built a 6x6 Toyota Land Cruiser

It could be yours too!

1w ago

If there's any kind of vehicle that's the absolute definition of off-road insanity, at least within the confines of a road-legal vehicle, it's the 6x6. Mercedes caused a lot of headlines quite a few years ago when the G63 6x6 was unleashed onto the world with its gargantuan stature and roaring, gas-guzzling V8. Whilst the G63 6x6 is an incredibly capable beast, some people might understandably want something that's a little more utilitarian. With this in mind, Australian company JMax Engineering went out and created a 6x6 version of one of the world's most popular and most reliable vehicles; the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Image: JMax Engineering

Image: JMax Engineering

This particular JMax-tinkered Land Cruiser is currently for sale via a listing on Drive and it's in no uncertain terms a big beast of a machine! It started life as a 2019 Land Cruiser GLX 70 Series Cab Chassis before it was upgraded with some seriously heavy-duty kit. It sits 2 inches higher than it originally did and has a huge amount of axle and suspension upgrades, including a floating axle kit, heavy-duty adjustable lower control arms and an adjustable rear sway bar. It also rides on 16-inch wheels with massive 265/70 R16 tyres on all 6 wheels. Surprisingly, this particular example only has just over 12,000 miles on the clock so, in Land Cruiser terms, it's not even run in yet!

Image: JMax Engineering

Image: JMax Engineering

So, what's under the hood of this Japanese-Australian behemoth? Well, that would be a 4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel rated at 202 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, with that power going to all 6 wheels via a decidedly old-fashioned 5-speed manual transmission. If that all sounds a bit agricultural, you'd be absolutely right; as I've said earlier here, this is definitely a car for those of us who want a more utilitarian 6x6 than the very plush Mercedes G63!

Image: JMax Engineering

Image: JMax Engineering

How much will this gargantuan off-roader set you back? Excluding taxes, it's going for $189,990 AUD. That is a huge amount of money for what is otherwise a very utilitarian vehicle, but it's definitely a hell of a lot less than what you'd find a Mercedes G63 6x6 going for!

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Comments (6)

  • We need a six by six hulix

      7 days ago
  • I have seen one before here in South Africa. I prefer the normal 4 wheel land cruiser.

      7 days ago
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      8 days ago
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  • It's J macx off road solutions not jmax there is 2 other companies in Aus who do 6x6 conversion. Jmacx is best on the market though.

      4 days ago