SVI MAX 3 Bulletproof Land Cruiser Range Expands


SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products, is proud to release the new MAX 3 Troopy as part of the SVI MAX range.


This version meets the requirement of clients needing to carry up to 8 people in hostile environments.


MAX 3 Troopy is designed as a multi-role vehicle with its focus as an armoured personnel carrier (APC). As a civilian version (no NCACC permits needed), it has application in the following roles: Mining, security, riot control, civil security, anti-poaching and convoy protection (valuables in transit).

As with the MAX 3 Double Cab, in its military configuration is designed to be air transportable in a C130 and is fitted with weapon mounts for .50 calibre pintle mountings and remote weapon systems. The vehicle can also be fitted with customer furnished equipment such as communication systems.

Design and Conversion Details

MAX 3 Troopy is an evolution of the MAX 3 Double Cab with a focus on improving carrying capacity. The conversion process entails removing the soft-skin body of the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 and replacing it with a new all-steel body manufactured from armour plate. The armoured construction of the vehicle provides a minimum protection of EN1063 BR6 (assault rifles) with additional protection against anti-personnel mines. The vehicle has been designed from the start to be upgradeable to BR7.

Although mostly standard, the drivetrain is upgraded with the fitment of rims and tyres with a higher load rating, upgraded suspension and fitment of an additional rear anti-roll bar.


Servicing of MAX 3 Troopy is simplified because of its standard Toyota powertrain and drivetrain. Spare parts and service items are mostly available at any Toyota dealership world-wide. A service interval of 5 000 km is recommended owing to the intended usage profile and off-road application.

Cost and Warranty

MAX 3 Troopy procurement cost depends on configurations as well as the powertrain specification of the new Land Cruiser 79 used as the donor vehicle. Prices start from R1,8m ex VAT and the standard SVI warranty of 1-year/50 000km applies for road use.

About SVI

SVI was formed in 2004 as an innovative mechanical engineering firm specialising in armoured vehicles. The company is a market leader in Africa serving the individual, corporate, security, mining and governmental markets. SVI is BEE level 2 and its quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV Rheinland.


Engine: 4,5-litre, 8-cyl, turbodiesel

Power: 151 kW @ 3 400 r/min

Torque: 430 Nm @ 1 200-3 200 r/min

Top speed: >140 km/h

Price: From R1.6m excluding VAT depending on specification

*based on the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4,5D V8 powertrain is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company est. 2015, is a Member of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA), and Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Ambassadors, with a global reach of over 10 million

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