Instead of a typical pickup truck bed, the Land Cruiser 78 now features a B Medical Systems CF850 vaccine refrigerator in the back. This refrigerator boasts a 396-liter (14-cubic foot) capacity, which is enough to hold 400 vaccine packages. Using an independent battery, the fridge can run for 16 hours, and it can charge from the vehicle while driving. When stopped, it can be plugged into an external power source to run longer. We already know that the Land Cruiser is up for the job, with a tried and true 4.5-liter turbodiesel V8 under the hood, producing 202 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque.
Each year, 1.5 million children die due to vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). With this new Land Cruiser, Toyota and B Medical Systems hope to reach those children to save lives. And we can’t think of a better vehicle in which to do it.