The Iconic series 80
With a full coil suspension, durability, and strength, the 80 series is the best land cruiser ever.
The Land Cruiser 80 series was unveiled in October 1989 at the Tokyo Motor Show and launched in early 1990 to replace the FJ62 in America and other variants of the 60 series worldwide. It had swing-out back doors, which were replaced by a tailgate and hatch in 1994. The FJ80 was the first Land Cruiser to ride on coil springs and had solid axles, and locking differentials remained, and the 80-series trucks are an intelligent choice for remote overland travel. It started sporting Toyota’s 3F engine (FJ80). In addition, Toyota offered 4.2-liter turbo and non-turbo diesel options (HDJ80, HZJ80, or 81) for diesel markets. In 1992, a more advanced gas-powered 1FZ-FE, 24-valve, 4.5 L six-cylinder engine was introduced (FZJ80). 1997 was the final year of production in Japan and for sales in the United States, where Toyota offered two last variants: the Collectors Edition and the 40th Anniversary Edition. In 1998 the 80 series was replaced by the 100 series Land Cruiser, although it would continue production in Venezuela, where it was retired in 2008. The 80 series Land Cruiser was nicknamed the Burbuja (Bubble) in Colombia and Venezuela due to its roundness.