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‘Toyzuki’: Suzuki Jimny Turned Toyota LandCruiser 70 is a Tuff Rig


Move over Suzuki Jimny G-Wagen conversions because Aussie recovery equipment brand MAXTRAX has unveiled its latest project the ‘Toyzuki’ at the Brisbane 4×4 Show over the weekend. Call it what you want, but this LandCruiser mock-up Suzuki Jimny “39.5 Series” is a serious nugget that’s about half the size of a fully-fledged 79 Series yet boasts all the key features of a dream rig. It might be down on size and cylinders, but the Toyzuki is big on attitude with enough accessories to embarrass the average Ford Ranger owner.

MAXTRAX partnered with some of its closest friends in the industry to bring this tuff rig to life, including the likes of Rhino-Rack, ENGEL, MSA, Redarc, Brown Davis, Torqit, GME, Makita, and JMACX. The best part? They’re raffling the Toyzuki off (because of course they are) with registration taking place via toyzuki.com.au.

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The first thing you’ll notice on the Toyzuki is the classic Toyota ‘Sandy Taupe’ paint alongside the trademark LandCruiser 70 hood scoop that traditionally feeds cool air to the thong-slapping 4.5-litre V8 Turbo-diesel engine. Instead, the engine bay houses the Jimny’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces a measly 75kW @ 6,000rpm and 130 NM @ 4,000rpm. However, Sam Eyles of Built Not Bought says we shouldn’t rule out a Harrop supercharger making its way into the engine bay soon.

Moving around the exterior of the vehicle and you’re drawn towards the custom rear canopy and fit-out by Concept Canopies in Brendale, Queensland. Up top is a Rhino-Rack steel roof rack with LED spotlights, MAXTRAX, and a custom Rhino-Rack ‘Batwing’ awning made to fit the little rig.

The front headlights and grille are also very reminiscent of the LandCruiser, with a custom ‘TOYZUKI’ insert that replaces the ‘TOYOTA’ logo found on the ‘Cruiser. An AFN bullbar with side brush bars and integrated side steps is fitted to protect all those expensive custom panels, with another set of LED lights and a GME antenna mounted. Tyres are meaty-bois from Black Bear, while suspension components are taken care of by JMACX.

Inside, the theme continues with a manual gearbox and a severe lack of cupholders. Of course, a dash mat and GME UHF radio kit make their way into the cabin as well. Maybe the only thing missing from the inside is a roof console with heaps of switches that do two-fifths of bugger all.

Check out the link below to register for your chance to win the Toyzuki via toyzuki.com.au. We can’t imagine what it would cost to build such a rig, but we’d bet it’s a lot cheaper than this bonkers LandCruiser built by PVS.

Check out the Toyzuki

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