Land Cruiser (40)

Released date : 1960/ 8/--

body type

Sports Utility Vehicle


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Grade FJ40 FJ43 FJ45V
Model type
Model type FJ40 FJ43 FJ45V
Curb mass(kg) 1480 1590 1850
Dimensions Length(mm) 3840 4215 4630
Width(mm) 1665 1665 1720
Height(mm) 1950 1970 1770
Wheelbase(mm) 2285 2430 2650
Engine Engine code F F F
Engine type In-line 6-cylinder, OHV In-line 6-cylinder, OHV In-line 6-cylinder, OHV
Displacement(cm3) 3878 3878 3878
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/125/3600 -/125/3600 -/125/3600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are FJ40(3900), FJ43(3900), FJ45V(3900).
The third-generation Land Cruiser, commonly known as the 40 Series, was placed on the market in August 1960. The vehicle won high acclaim as a reliable cross-country vehicle, making the Land Cruiser brand renowned across the globe.

The chassis was the same as the one used for the second-generation model, available with a short (2,285 mm), medium (2,430 mm), or long (2,650 mm) wheelbase. A 2,950 mm wheelbase chassis was also added in 1963, dedicated for pickups and cab & chassis trucks for export.

Basic body variations were similar to those of the second-generation model, including a soft-top, 2- and 4-door vans, a pickup, and a fire engine. In July 1967, the 4-door van was replaced with a newly introduced station wagon with a dedicated body (FJ55). A 3.6-liter 6-cylinder diesel power unit (Type H) was added to the engine lineup in 1973, followed by a 3-liter 4-cylinder diesel (Type B) in 1974. As the diesel versions were classified in the "4 number" (small truck) category which offered financial advantages to individual owners, these power units became the engines of choice for the Land Cruiser. A 3-speed manual transmission with a column shifter and a dashboard-controlled 2-speed transfer case was adopted, enabling the front row seats to accommodate three people.

The third-generation model was cherished for as many as 24 years throughout the world, becoming known for its nickname " 40 (forty)."
Plant Honsha plant, Araco Corporation(now TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION) [from 1962], GIFU AUTO BODY INDUSTRY Co., Ltd. [from Dec. 1960]
The meaning is the same as in English.

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