Toyota has sadly removed the Land Cruiser from its line in the United States. After 60 years, Toyota reported that interest and sales had been declining in the country. Current owners of the Land Cruiser can rest assured that they will still receive high-quality service at their local Toyota service center. It is believed that the buyers wanted to get their hands on a Land Cruiser with a V8 engine, a powertrain that would have been dropped if the Land Cruiser had returned to the United States.
Toyota is also trying to make sure that SUVs are available to those who really want to buy them, limiting the number of units sold to one customer. In addition, the new Land Cruiser has adopted a new parking support brake, which helps prevent accidents by recognizing obstacles in front and rear of the vehicle in a parking lot, when approaching vehicles when backing up and pedestrians. In terms of environmental performance, Toyota aims to reduce global CO2 emissions by approximately 10% per year compared to the previous model, combining the newly developed Direct Shift-10AT (10-speed automatic transmission) with a lighter body weight. For those looking for new journeys, there are still plenty of Toyota trucks that carry the legendary Land Cruiser heritage.
In addition, Toyota redesigned the character of the Land Cruiser by merging technologies accumulated over many years with the most recent ones, to achieve improvements such as reducing vehicle weight, reducing the center of gravity, adopting a new powertrain and new interior and exterior designs. Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. The essence that the Land Cruiser has been maintaining for the good of customers is reliability, durability and off-road performance. As the flagship model in the Land Cruiser series, it has led the way in the evolution of vehicles over all generations while incorporating the latest technologies.
Having achieved all these developments, Toyota plans to launch the new Land Cruiser worldwide starting this summer. Obviously, you want to avoid situations where original buyers change it for a profit, taking advantage of the Land Cruiser's popularity in certain regions.