It was a sad day in the SUV world when the Toyota Land Cruiser was discontinued. But why did the automaker stop producing the land cruiser, given how popular this Toyota SUV was? Comparing the Land Cruiser to other vehicles gives more information about Toyota's decision to phase out the SUV. The manufacturer suggested that American buyers consider the Sequoia, 4Runner or Tundra, as they “share the bold spirit and rugged capability of the Land Cruiser”. In conclusion, the Toyota Land Cruiser was discontinued because there weren't enough people in the U.
S. who wanted it. Maybe it was because the SUV lasted too long and buyers didn't need a replacement. Perhaps it could be to generate expectation for a significant return to the North American market in a year or two.
Either way, chances are you won't find the new version at your local dealership this year or next. If you're looking for a luxurious Toyota SUV but don't want to opt for a Lexus, the Sequoia top version is what you need. For those who don't want to import a new Land Cruiser into the country, Toyota expects them to upgrade it. The FJ Cruiser was intended to be Toyota's opportunity to create an off-road vehicle different from the standard fare they were producing at the time.
But until Toyota realizes its mistake, the Land Cruiser must be put to an end. Many of the vehicle designs and parts were inspired by or adapted to the Tacoma and 4Runner, other popular Toyota vehicles. If you want a Toyota SUV for camping and trail riding, the community favorite is undoubtedly the 4Runner.