It was a sad day in the SUV world when the Toyota Land Cruiser was discontinued. Why did the automaker stop producing the Land Cruiser despite its popularity? The Toyota Land Cruiser has a large fan base around the world, but in the US, sales were not as strong. Comparing the Land Cruiser to other models 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 US buying 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. Loyal enthusiasts and intrepid adventurers are encouraged to keep an eye out for future developments.
Creative311 reports that there could also be some problems for the dealer that originally sold the vehicle, as Toyota prevented it from selling Land Cruisers for a certain period of time. A statement issued by Toyota Motor in the United States said: “The Toyota Land Cruiser has been a legendary name for more than 60 years.” These buyers are a great advantage for the company, since they are not the average buyer, they add value to the company and define the true values of the Land Cruiser.