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Wald International Toyota LandCruiser is one fat machine

Here’s something you probably don’t see everyday. It’s a body styling upgrade kit for the Toyota LandCruiser. Developed by Wald International, the ‘Black Bison’ package certainly adds some flare to the off-roader.

From the front the Wald International Black Bison kit adds an aggressive new front bumper bar complete with a sharp lower spoiler to aid… umm, high-speed downforce, as well as silver highlighted side intake sections for some contrast. There’s also a blackened front grille to give a sinister look.

Down the sides you’ll notice modified wheel arches which are made more muscular thanks to 40mm extensions front and rear. There’s also a set of side skirts to match the sharp front end.

At the back, the first thing you’ll likely notice is the large tailgate/roof-mounted spoiler. Down below that is a new bumper bar infused with a semi-racing-style diffuser section with fins. The diffuser encases a new twin-outlet exhaust layout either side.

In terms of under-bonnet performance, Wald International hasn’t specified what can be done. In standard form, the current ‘Cruiser comes with either a 4.6-litre petrol V8 with 228kW and 439Nm, or a 4.7-litre twin-turbo diesel V8 with 195kW and 650Nm.

Overall, the package definitely stands out as something a lot different, especially as the LandCruiser is already an enormous imposing machine to start with.

The kit is available from 525,000 Japanese Yen (approximately AU$5730, after a straight conversion).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.