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The Land Cruiser-based Al-Thalab is an unstoppable mule of a truck.

The Jordanian Al-Thalab long-range patrol vehicle can carry 3,400-pounds of equipment, four operators, up to two stretchers, and enough weapons, ammo, food, water, and fuel for a ten-day patrol.

The Ford Ranger is also up for consideration.

An Ohio company will modify the vehicles with heavily upgraded mechanicals, armor, and new communications and command equipment.

It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often a certain rugged simplicity that's gone today. Well, Toyota is actually doing it and thinks there's enough demand to put the Land Cruiser 70 back into production in Japan for its 30th anniversary. Sadly, it's only for one year.

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