The End of an Era: Toyota Land Cruiser

October 12th, 2020 by

For generations, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been a staple of Toyota’s lineup. This once rugged off-roader has seen every evolution and rendition under the sun and is now one of the most luxurious models we have here at Toyota of Clermont. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and the sun is setting for the Land Cruiser. We at Toyota of Clermont are sad to see this heritage heavy model depart, but we’re here to discuss the recent news. Check it out right here!

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Legend

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of North America’s longest running nameplates and one of the most original Toyota models on the Clermont lineup. There have been many rumors concerning the next steps for the legendary off-roader. We recently reported rumors that the Toyota Land Cruiser would be ditching the frills and luxury options for something more off-roading centric. While this idea had many fans (and us) thrilled as it likely meant the Land Cruiser would be approaching a more agreeable price point, it seems those hopes and dreams have been quashed.

A report from Motor Authority details that an anonymous dealership employee disclosed that the Toyota Land Cruiser would not be renewed for another model year and will not be retuning to Toyota of Clermont in the foreseeable future. This news comes as Toyota unveiled a few new features for the 2021 Land Cruiser and continued the Heritage Edition from the previous model year.

But like with all rumors, you should take this news with a grain of salt. The Land Cruiser is one of Toyota’s longest running Clermont nameplates and there are several creative directions they can take with it. This model does still enjoy a substantial following among many off-roading circles. A main downfall of this model is the lack of good sales figures which many attribute to its very high price point. Toyota has not confirmed this report and have not confirmed any forward motion for the Cruiser as of this writing. So, in summation, who knows?

 

Next Stages for the Toyota Land Cruiser

While the report claims that the Clermont Land Cruiser will be ending its run in North America, that doesn’t mean it will be finished in other markets. More than likely the Land Cruiser will be upgraded to the 300-Series model in coming years. But what does that mean for the North American lineup?

With the departure of the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Sequoia will reign as the largest vehicle on the lineup. An interesting point in the story is that the Lexus equivalent of the Land Cruiser, the Clermont LX, will still be produced in North America. Like we said, it’s hard to know what the future will hold so we suggest you enjoy the Land Cruiser as much as you can before it’s gone!

 

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a Toyota Land Cruiser today, visit us at Toyota of Clermont! You can shop our inventory online anytime or visit us at 16851 State Road 50 seven days a week.