Some of them were damaged beyond recognition.
Vehicles don't get much tougher than the Toyota Land Cruiser. The all-new 300 Series Land Cruiser was unveiled a few weeks ago and the gargantuan SUV is expected to be just as tough off-road as its predecessors. But there are some situations that even the new Land Cruiser can't survive. Several brand-new Land Cruisers have popped up on social media after being totally destroyed during an incident whereby they were being transported on a car carrier trailer. The specifics of this automotive tragedy are unknown but we know it took place in Salalah, a city in Oman, Western Asia.
To say that the Land Cruisers in question are unsalvageable is an understatement. A few of them aren't even recognizable as Land Cruisers, with total destruction of their bodies. In some cases, just a wheel or a door here and there are all that remain somewhat intact. If we didn't know any better, we'd assume that these Land Cruisers fell victim to the Filipino government's penchant for destroying smuggled luxury vehicles. One can only assume that the driver of the car carrier lost control, possibly at a fairly high speed, leading to the carnage you see here.
There is no confirmation of whether or not anyone was injured, including the driver of the car carrier, but we hope that this isn't the case.
To give you an idea of what was lost, the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is an impressive piece of kit. It comes with the choice of a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged gas engine with 409 horsepower or a 3.3-liter diesel with a strong 516 lb-ft of torque. It can seat up to seven people and features like a multi-terrain monitor and an electronic kinetic dynamic suspension system make off-roading easier and safer. It won't be coming to the United States, though, but is due to reach other global markets by this summer.