When Toyota killed off the Land Cruiser within the States, we have been crestfallen. Heartbroken. We puzzled how we’d retain the need to dwell in a world with out God’s favourite 4×4 accessible on our shores. For many years, we’d cherished the world’s finest SUV as a trusted buddy, and instantly — like a blue sky turned cloudy — it was gone.
However now, Toyota appears to be righting that incorrect. After months of rumors, conjecture, and dreaming, the automaker’s U.S. wing made a single Instagram submit that mounted its previous mistake: The Land Cruiser is, formally, coming again.
In fact, what kind the revived Cruiser takes as soon as it reaches our shores is but to be seen. Rumor after rumor says we received’t be getting the worldwide market 300 sequence, however as an alternative we’ll find yourself with a model of the short-wheelbase Land Cruiser Prado. That is massive, thrilling information to the IH8MUD customers who’ve spent their lives lusting over the short-wheelbase Cruiser, however could fall a bit flat for the oldsters who understand we’ve gotten it because the Lexus GX for many years.
With the reveal of the newest GX, nonetheless, we must always have anticipated this. That Lexus seems to be extra like a Toyota than any of its stablemates, which means designers received’t want to vary a lot for the SUV to point out up on the lower-priced showroom flooring. Whereas the brand new U.S. bearer of the Land Cruiser badge could be smaller than its full-sized international counterpart, it’s nonetheless bigger than even the 100-series of the early aughts. How massive vehicles have grown.
We don’t know a lot else in regards to the upcoming Land Cruiser, however we’ll be maintaining our eyes peeled for any updates from Toyota. After its temporary absence, the king is lastly coming again.