A Toyota executive confirms that the company is not closing its doors on the possibility of the return of the Toyota Land Cruiser to the United States.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is an iconic nameplate, transcending worldwide popularity. The US is missing out on its latest iteration, though, as Toyota North America dropped the full-size SUV from the lineup last year for undisclosed reasons.
Sure, you can still get the more luxurious version in the form of the Lexus LX, which was rated particularly highly in our reviews. The more affordable 2023 Toyota Sequoia may 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 the full-fledged Land Cruiser and all the heritage that comes with the nameplate, that’s sadly not possible anymore.
In an interview with Motor Trend, Hollis confirms that the company is likely to bring the new Land Cruiser to the US, marking the return of the legendary SUV.
“Will we ever do it? I would say probably yes,” Hollis told Motor Trend.
However, don’t get your hopes up just yet. Hollis would not confirm that this will happen in the foreseeable future, saying that “it’s still some way off.”
While we’re left without a clear timeline for the Land Cruiser’s eventual return to the US market, it’s still reassuring for hopeful fans to hear that Toyota isn’t closing its doors on that possibility.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 has received worldwide acclaim since its introduction last year. Demand is off the charts, so much so that Toyota has apologized for the long waiting list, which has been confirmed to last up to four years.
We’ll see if Toyota North America finally brings the J300 to US shores in a few years. For now, all we can do is wait with the rest of the world.