A Toyota Motor Corp. off-road, four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser is driven through the desert in North Africa, carrying people on a converted cargo bed.

In China, one of the vehicles is used to cross a rapid stream, its hood soaked in water. Another is put to work over a rough and bumpy road in the Russian tundra.

In Australia, an older woman who ran an inn in the Outback for 30 years drove a Land Cruiser to pick up her customers or do shopping.