They are very well known for off road car capabilities. Mostly they were built for military purpose. Each generation upgrading performance, comfort, stability it’s also spread around the world. Here some example of the cars.
Toyota Land Cruiser
First introduce in 1951 as jeep-style vehicle, Land Cruiser were produced in convertible, hard top, station wagon, and cab chasis body. It’s very popular because of capability, reliability, and longevity for using on rough terrain, though environment & temperature. Begin in 1941 when Japan occupied philipin, American Jeep were so popular back then. The Japanese government wants local production factory brand such Toyota to built this type of vehicle, then it was built in 1941 for military purpose with influenced by willys designed. Later in 1954 it known as Land Cruiser began sales for civilian. In 2019 total sales is more than 10 million worldwide.
Land Rover Defender
Initially called as defender 90 and defender 110. It’s British off road car with name 90 mean 90 inch LWB, and 110 LWB. First production was introduced with range rover badge. But in 1989 land rover build “Discovery” model then avoid to misspelled by changing the name of defender. In 1985 land rover defender has improve long wheelbase version with 127 inch which called as defender 130. This vehicle is very well known for governmental affairs. Between 1997 to 2001, Defender 90 and 110 offer the BMW M52 petrol engine when land rover own by BMW group.
Introduced in 1979, G-class first manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria and it’s called punch G. Its midsize off road SUV with boxy style body on frame construction. First developed as military purpose but offer to civilian in 1979. The development start in 1972 with special agreement from Magna Steyr with Daimler Benz, the prototype has gone through various testing in Germany. It’s very popular for military operation till now around the world.