Hilux finally wins Dakar after being screwed over by BoP in the past two races. I'm surprised to learn the V35 engine is the type 21 variant from J300 and almost stock. Even the tube is close to stock with 400hp and 660N.m
Looks like the new CRAWL control learns to turn the front wheels left and right to find more traction as a human driver would do. This is extremely impressive for 20" wheels with street tires without lowering tire pressure.
Now compare it to Mercedes Rocking Mode which is the dumbest offroad tech I've ever seen.
No comparison. The Landcruiser dug itself out driving forward, the Mercedes driving rearward in same previous track, not even that deep. The Landcruiser in comfort, the Mercedes in "brain concussion" mode.
Most modern Mercedes-Benz models are pure poser material, cheaping out and cutting corners on the fundamental aspects of a vehicle and focusing on making the surface level stuff of their vehicles really bling and fancy looking to attract all the normies and plebs, sometimes I kinda wish Merc didn't went down this route.