- The Toyota Land Cruiser will return to America, primarily based on posts by the automaker’s U.S. social media accounts.
- Together with a clip exhibiting pictures of previous Land Cruiser badges, Toyota of America wrote, “The legend returns.”
- With Lexus recently revealing a new GX, it is believable the subsequent U.S.-bound Land Cruiser might share that SUV’s body-on-frame platform.
Like a killer in a slasher flick, the Toyota Land Cruiser that is bought in America didn’t stay dead. Toyota as we speak posted a brief clip exhibiting previous Land Cruiser badges on its U.S. social media accounts together with the phrases, “The legend returns.” Whereas the corporate did not launch some other particulars, it is clear the Land Cruiser nameplate is formally returning to our shores.
Following the 2021 mannequin yr, Toyota determined to discontinue the 200-series Land Cruiser in America. In the meantime, the new 300-series debuted in other markets earlier than making its strategy to the U.S. within the type of the more upscale Lexus LX. The subsequent Land Cruiser we get is not anticipated to be primarily based on the 300-series, although. As an alternative, it might probably share a body-on-frame platform with the new 2024 Lexus GX.
The brand new mid-size GX was conceived as a Lexus from the start, however we predict it is totally attainable that it might additionally present the premise for the next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which is bought globally as a smaller model of the full-size LC in addition to the GX’s company counterpart. Toyota might then drop “Prado” from the identify and promote it in America as simply Land Cruiser. This hypothesis is additional backed by a report by Automotive News, who made comparable claims citing an individual conversant in Toyota’s plan.
That is all we all know for now, however keep tuned as extra info on the Land Cruiser’s U.S. return is anticipated to trickle out over the subsequent couple months.
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