Act fast if you appetite to analyze the outdoors in a new Toyota Land Cruiser. It seems 2021 will be the current-generation SUV’s aftermost archetypal year on the American market, according to a contempo report, and it’s not advancing back.
An bearding banker antecedent accepted the off-roader’s annihilation to Motor Authority. “Unfortunately it’s gone, which I’m appealing abject about. It’s a bite to the gut for all of us enthusiasts who adulation the product. There’s no apparition it’s advancing back, and it’s absolutely asleep for the moment, ” the bearding agent told the publication.
Toyota hasn’t accepted the report, and it hasn’t appear what’s abutting for the 13-year old SUV. All we apperceive at this point is that the Heritage Edition archetypal (pictured) alien for the 2020 archetypal year is aback for 2021, and it’s accessible with three rows of seats. Classic Silver and Magnetic Gray abutting atramentous and white on the Heritage Edition’s blush palette. The entry-level Land Cruiser priced at $86,880 entered the 2021 archetypal year unchanged.
If the address is accurate, it announces the end of one of America’s longest-running nameplates. Toyota created its American analysis on October 31, 1957, and it started affairs cars the afterward year. It awash alone 288 cartage in the United States in 1958, and alone one was a Land Cruiser. Unrestored, it’s displayed in a Utah museum.
Motorists who appetite a big, able-bodied off-roader with Toyota genes won’t be absolutely out of luck. Lexus will abide affairs the LX, its adaptation of the Land Cruiser, in the accountable future, according to a column on enthusiast appointment IH8MUD that has back been taken down. It will reportedly abbreviate from a 5.7-liter V8 to a turbocharged V6.
With the Land Cruiser out of the picture, the Sequoia will angle appreciative as Toyota’s better and boldest SUV. It’s based on the Tundra pickup, so it’s advancing the end of its activity cycle, and it starts at $51,465 including destination. We’ve apparent the next-generation Tundra testing beyond America, but the new Sequoia hasn’t apparent its face yet.
Elsewhere on the planet, the Land Cruiser will be replaced in the advancing years with a new archetypal alleged 300-Series internally. It will acceptable chase the aisle blazed by the LX and canal its V8 in favor of a turbocharged V6, according to counterfeit rumors, but it will still be as able off the baffled aisle as it’s consistently been. The Middle East is the Land Cruiser’s better market, followed by Australia, so Toyota can’t allow to baptize it down. It needs to absorb its off-road accommodation alike if it loses displacement to accede with ever-stricter ammunition abridgement regulations.
And, in an odd aberration of automotive history, the 70-Series Land Cruiser alien in 1984 could abide the current, 200-Series model. It’s still awash in a cardinal of markets, including Australia, area it’s almost popular.