Toyota Land Cruiser Ice sculpture on display in Russia

Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, carved out of ice, is on display at the 2013 Perm International Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival. Every year, citizens of Perm, celebrate the cold with an ice sculpture festival.

Toyota Land Cruiser Ice sculpture on display in Russia (4)Perm is a city where the¬†lowest¬†recorded temperature stands at -47.1¬įC. The¬†Toyota Land Cruiser at the Ice Show, had an permanent open door, which allowed visitors to experience the chill of this huge SUV. The ice sculptors ensured that interiors including the steering wheel and well upholstered seats were displayed. Images here are from Yaplakal.

Toyota Land Cruiser is being produced in Russia via a joint venture between Mitsui & Co and Moscow based automakers Sollers. Test production of Toyota Motor Corp vehicles have commenced at the new plant in Vladivostok for which the company held an opening ceremony on January 25th at the site. The new plant is spread over an area of 6000 sq meters while it will have production capacity of 1000 high end Land Cruiser and Prado SUVs per month while full scale production will commence from February 2013, reports Asahi.

Toyota has strong presence in Russian markets. Production commenced with the Camry at St. Petersburg in 2007, with an annual production of 20,000 units as on date. The frosty Toyota Land Cruiser includes Toyota badges, alloy wheels and a permanent open door to enable spectators to have a glimpse at its luxurious interiors. Priced from £33,000 in the UK (INR 27.78 lakhs), Toyota Land Cruiser is one tough off roader and perfectly suited for Russian sub zero temperatures.

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, second from right, inspects an assembly plant in Vladivostok that is expected to begin commercial production of Land Cruiser Prado SUVs of Toyota Motor Corp

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