Toyota Land Cruiser is an iconic nameplate – one that transcends global popularity. However, America is missing out on its latest iteration, with Toyota North America dropping the full-size SUV from the range last year for unknown reasons.
Of course, you can still get a more luxurious version in the form of the Lexus LX, which received particularly high ratings in our reviews. The more affordable 2023 Toyota Sequoia could also be your option, which is now based on the same TNGA platform as the Land Cruiser 300, Tundra, and Lexus LX. But if you want a fully finished Land Cruiser and all the heritage that comes with the nameplate, sadly that’s no longer possible.
That may eventually change, according to Jack Hollis, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America.
In an interview with Motor TrendHollis confirmed that the company will likely bring the new Land Cruiser to the U.S., marking the return of the legendary SUV.
“Would we ever? I would probably say yes,” Hollis said Motor Trend.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, though. Hollis didn’t confirm that would happen in the near future, saying “it’s still a ways off.”
While we don’t have a clear timeline for Land Cruiser’s eventual return to the U.S. market, it’s comforting for hopeful fans to hear that Toyota isn’t closing its doors to the possibility.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 has been gaining global acclaim since its introduction last year. Demand is off the charts, so much so that Toyota has had to apologize for the long waiting list, which has been confirmed to extend by four years.
We’ll see if Toyota North America brings the J300 to US shores in a few years. For now, all we can do is wait with the rest of the world.