Is toyota going to discontinue the land cruiser?

However, Toyota was all the rage in that game. The automaker made headlines when the new SUV was withdrawn for making buyers sign an agreement not to sell for a year.

Is toyota going to discontinue the land cruiser?

However, Toyota was all the rage in that game. The automaker made headlines when the new SUV was withdrawn for making buyers sign an agreement not to sell for a year. Check out Zeekr 009, an elegant electric van Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio for cool new lights Porsche tests prototypes of the 911 lifted on a volcano Toyota is about to rise the prices of new cars Subaru mocks 2024 The feds of the next generation of Impreza hatches break the ring National theft of the oldest Dodge Challenger catalytic converter, Charger on “Stop Drive” We may earn a commission on purchases made through our links. The LandCruiser success story has come to an end in the US market.

As Toyota mentioned for MotorTrend, they will maintain their commitment to the large SUV segment and will continue to explore future products that celebrate the Land Cruiser's rich off-road history. They encourage loyal enthusiasts and intrepid adventurers to keep an eye out for future developments. The Japanese automaker surprised Land Cruiser loyalists when it announced the end of the big truck race last year. The full-size model had been a staple of the Toyota range since 1951, making it the oldest nameplate in the company's product pantheon.

However, there has been a lot of debate and discussion in automotive circles about whether Toyota's flagship brand would take steps to fill the gap in its top range. If the second-hand market isn't enough, internal competition from 4Runner and Sequoia makes the Land Cruiser a completely obsolete SUV. But, until that happens and Toyota realizes the error of its ways, the Land Cruiser must be put to an end. Perhaps these buyers wanted to get hold of a Land Cruiser with a V8 engine, a powertrain that would almost certainly be dropped if the Land Cruiser returned to the U.

The most important problem Toyota will face in discontinuing the Land Cruiser and renaming Lexus is its customer loyalty. And while there may be little in common visually between the truck and the global J300 Land Cruiser, they're almost identical underneath their cabs. That's because if you want a Toyota SUV for camping and trail riding, the community favorite is undoubtedly the 4Runner. Before sharpening the forks and lighting the torches, I want to make it very clear that the Land Cruiser J200 series is still a capable all-rounder despite being a decade old.

Toyota officials, up to CEO Akio Toyoda, have indicated plans to electrify essentially all future Toyota models. Or it could be that the procrastinators, realizing it was now or never, finally decided that now was the time to buy a Land Cruiser. Taking the next-generation Supra as an example, Toyota decided to focus on its millions of Corolas and Camrys and let BMW do the work for its new Supra. Take a walk through any meeting that takes place on land or off road and you'll be hard pressed to find an attendee to show off their brand new Land Cruisers.

That caused Toyota to switch to the more luxurious class, the Lexus, and although Lexus is a different company, it is still owned by Toyota. Land Cruiser buyers are usually people who sleep, business owners or CEOs of construction companies who buy the Toyota badge because of its simplicity, reliability and comfort, and don't want to be seen in a flashy Range Rover.

Richard Davtyan
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