If you ordered the new Toyota Land Cruiser after this date, prepare for a long wait.
Toyota lifted the wraps off the all-new 2022 Land Cruiser back in June, but the Japanese automaker is already struggling to keep up with the huge demand. According to the Japanese publication Car Watch, new orders for the LC300 Land Cruiser have an estimated delivery time of at least one year. This delay also applies to orders that were placed after August 2. Toyota says the situation may change if production ramps up, but parts shortages have forced Toyota to suspend production of the Land Cruiser in Japan until August 6.
It's certainly an early indication that the new Land Cruiser is going to be another success story for Toyota and continue its predecessor's 70-year legacy.
But even if you are prepared to wait a year for delivery, Toyota isn't selling the Land Cruiser in America. Instead, its closest equivalent in the US will be the next-generation Lexus LX, which is expected to arrive in 2022.
In the US, the Toyota Land Cruiser will be discontinued after the 2021 model year, which caused a huge spike in demand for the luxury off-roader. Back in January, sales of the Land Cruiser in America increased by a whopping 221 percent. That's impressive considering the Land Cruiser sold in America launched way back in 2007, making it ancient by modern standards.
Then again, the Land Cruiser has never sold well in the US due to its high $85,000 asking price, which probably explains why Toyota is refusing to sell it over here.
In Japan, the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser starts at 5,100,000 yen (around $46,500) for the base model and 8,000,000 yen ($73,000) for the range-topping GR Sport model. Under the hood, the new Toyota Land Cruiser ditches its predecessor's V8 in favor of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo diesel. The latter powertrain is only available in the GR Sport model.