TOKYO — Toyota's latest high-tech concept vehicle is quite a moonshot. Literally.
Japan's biggest automaker is hard at work building a six-wheeled, pressurized, hydrogen-powered moon rover it hopes to have traversing the rocky lunar surface in a decade.
The vehicle — called Lunar Cruiser as an extraterrestrial shoutout to the brand's Earth-bound Land Cruiser — will be the ultimate test of Toyota's talent in making durable, reliable vehicles. One slip-up on the moon, and there's no roadside assistance — or return — for the rover's hapless crew.