This TGS Toyota Land Cruiser Is Used For Humanitarian Missions

by AutoExpert   |  30 October, 2023

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Geneva is home to global organizations such as the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, along with numerous humanitarian aid agencies that operate in some of the world's most challenging and remote locations.

In this unique setting, the GDJ76 has made its debut. This is a brand-new model that Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings (TGS) has created, despite the fact that it may look like a vintage Land Cruiser.

TGS Toyota Land Cruiser

TGS specializes in modifying and distributing Toyota fleet vehicles, with a focus on supplying SUVs exclusively to humanitarian aid organizations like those found in Geneva. TGS is already known for offering the HZJ76, a wagon variant within the 70 Series lineup. It's configured to accommodate up to 10 passengers with troop seating in the rear, often seen in the iconic UN livery.

The GDJ76 shares the same modernized treatment as the contemporary civilian versions available in Australia and Japan but forgoes many of the creature comforts found in those models. For instance, it doesn't feature automatic high-beam headlights, a digital gauge cluster, or a touchscreen. However, it does come equipped with Toyota Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and manually locking hubs to enhance reliability.

TGS Toyota Land Cruiser

The 1GD-FTV engine, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, powers the GDJ76 under the hood. The significant improvements lie here: TGS reports a 30% increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous six-cylinder 1HZ, along with a power boost from 129 horsepower to 201 horsepower. The GDJ76 now complies with Euro4 emissions standards, which are crucial for operation in the countries that this vehicle will serve. 

TGS Toyota Land Cruiser

A representative from TGS pointed out that the engine bay in the GDJ76 is significantly smaller, requiring engineering solutions to meet the demands of aid organizations, such as dual batteries, larger alternators, and systems running off engine power, like refrigeration for vaccine transport. GDJ76 deliveries to aid organizations are set to commence in March, with the United Nations among the initial customers placing a substantial fleet order.

TGS Toyota Land Cruiser

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