2018 Toyota Land Cruiser (Prado) proves its mettle in Namibia

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It climbs rocks and blazes through sandy beaches like it’s nothing

We've seen the Europe-bound Toyota Land Cruiser (also known as Prado in other parts of the world) at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. However, we all know the popular SUV is at its best while smashing sand dunes or climbing rocks.

Which is exactly what

“>carwow's Mat Watson did in Namibia, where the 2018 Land Cruiser was given a run for its money. Toyota says the Land Cruiser can climb a gradient of 42 degrees and perform a handful of other extreme off-roading exercises as you're about to see in the video.

Before you get a look at whatever Namibia had to throw at the Toyota Land Cruiser, you should know that Western European customers can get a 2.8-liter diesel engine while those residing a bit more to the East can opt for either a 2.7-liter gasoline powerplant or a 4.0-liter V6.

The former is married to a five-speed manual while the latter works together with a six-speed automatic transmission. Oh, and the car is now 60 mm longer than before, which means more space for the family.

Let's see what the revised Land Cruiser can do out in the wild.