Trivia: True meanings of TLC, RKR & RMR

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We all know that our military brothers call the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 70-series RKR and RMR for petrol and diesel versions respectively. Many 4×4 enthusiasts (including me) have wondered that what in the world does RKR or RMR stand for? Is it a military slang word? Is it some kind of “desi” mechanic jargon? Is it an abbreviation? For a very long period, this mystery has remained unsolved.

Well, not anymore. After some painstaking research, I have managed to solve this “Great Mystery” once and for all (or at least I think so). So here it is:

The Toyota Land Cruiser Nomenclature

Consult the diagram attached below for easy reference.

It turns out that these are all “codes” that Toyota uses to distinguish between different features of its different Land Cruiser models. They are all part of the Toyota Land Cruiser Nomenclature. Each word and each letter has a different meaning.

Engine Family

HZ=1HZ
PZ=1PZ
B=3B, 13B-T
HD=1HD-FTE

Vehicle Type

J=Jeep / Off-road

Series

4=40-series
6=60-series
7=70-series
8=80-series

Wheel Base

0-2=Short Wheel Base
3-4=Middle Wheel Base
5-9=Long Wheel Base

Steering Wheel Position

L=Left Hand Drive
R=Right Hand Drive

Body Types

Blank=Soft Top
V=Hard Top, FRP Top
P=Pickup
Z=High Roof (applies only to 60-series)

Transmission Types

K=4-speed Manual – Floor
M=5-speed Manual – Floor
P=4-speed Automatic – Floor

Equipment Types

R=Standard
N=LX / GX
V=VX / RX / TX / ZX
G=TZ / RZ / VZ

Engine Types

Blank=Standard
X=Turbo
U=DOHC, Carburetor
K=DOHC, EFI
E=OHC, EFI

Package Model

Blank=Complete Model
3=Cab & Chasis Model

Region

Blank=General Export
W=Europe
Q=Australia
Y=Japan
K=Canada
A=USA
V=G.C.C.

So from above we can conclude that:

FJ70-R__KR:

F=F series gasoline engine
J=Jeep/Off-road
7=70-series
0=SWB
R=Right-Hand-Drive
__ (Blank)=Soft Top
K=4-speed manual
R=Standard Equipment

BJ70-R__MR:

B=B-series diesel engine
J=Jeep/Off-road
7=70-series
0=SWB
R=Right-Hand-Drive
__ (Blank)=Soft Top
M=5-speed manual
R=Standard Equipment

Specifically,

RKR=RHD, 4/MT, STD
RMR=RHD, 5/MT, STD

Ta-da, Mystery solved!

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The featured image is of the RKR TLC70 which belongs to Rao Hamid, the picture is taken from here.

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