1997 BDX10 Mega Cruiser
This large, heavy-duty four wheel drive vehicle was introduced by Toyota in 1995. It is the largest 4WD ever built by Toyota. It was designed primarily for military use with the Mega Cruiser seeing duty as infantry transports, equipped with mounted howitzers and mobile Surface-to-air missiles in the Japan Self Defense Forces. The military version as the BXD10, and the civilian version is known as a BXD20. Exclusively sold in Japan, the Mega Cruiser also was used by prefectural police and fire/rescue departments, and a limited number were sold to civilians. This vehicle was intended to test designs that would eventually make their way into mass-produced Toyota SUVs (like the Land Cruiser), but was financially unsuccessful for Toyota.