Because of all the commotion around the 50e birthday of the Jaguar XKE would be the 60e birthday of another icon, the T pass almost unnoticed. The development of the land Cruiser - in 1941 the Japanese army had a Bantam, the forerunner of the legendary Willy's jeep captured during the occupation of the Philippines - started in 1951. Two years later it was ready for production as a Toyota Jeep BJ. The name Land Cruiser was entered in 1954. From a simple army vehicle, the model grew into a powerful SUV-like 4 × 4 with many fans around the world.