The LX 600 completely replaces the LX 570, which is really good. Customers, it's also replacing the Land Cruiser, which is no longer sold here. Today, Toyota introduced the world to the new Land Cruiser of the LC300 generation. After more than a decade of selling the previous generation, Toyota finally relented and did a complete redesign, from the ground up.
New chassis, new engine options, new technology. But if you live in the United States, it doesn't matter because Toyota confirmed that it won't sell it here and it's probably because almost no one bought the last one. It is based on the same architecture as the new Land Cruiser global and has an independent, multi-link front suspension at the rear, with a reinforced chassis to increase handling, comfort and maximize capacity. For those who just need to own a version of the new Land Cruiser, codenamed J300, there is an option.
Enthusiasts and the American contingent of Land Cruiser fans will no doubt complain, but there's no way around the stark reality of sales figures. A look at the three-quarter rear image reveals some key style details in common with both the global version of the new Land Cruiser and the LX 600. The new Sequoia appears to occupy the throne as Toyota's flagship sports utility vehicle in the absence of the Land Cruiser. Sadly, since the Americans clearly had an aversion to an overpriced SUV that Toyota seemed hell-bent on cannibalizing, we'll have to wait to see how good the LC300 Land Cruiser actually is.
The Tundra and Land Cruiser J300 also share a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 along with a 10-speed automatic, although the U. However, it is not clear exactly what the Japanese automaker has in mind, as it stated that the Land Cruiser was dead, at least for the U. The new Land Cruiser from next Generation looks like an incredibly capable machine, regardless of the terrain. Official prices were also notably absent in the announcement, but historically Land Cruisers are generally much more affordable outside the US market.
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. The Japanese automaker surprised Land Cruiser loyalists when it announced the end of the big truck race last year.