The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the world's most iconic and legendary vehicles. It has a history of over 70 years, spanning 10 generations and countless markets. It is known for its durability, reliability, and off-road capability, as well as its luxury and prestige. However, in recent years, the Land Cruiser has become too big, expensive, and thirsty for many customers, especially in the US. That's why Toyota decided to discontinue the Land Cruiser in the US after the 2021 model year, leaving many fans disappointed and nostalgic.
But now there is good news for Land Cruiser lovers. Toyota has announced that the Land Cruiser will return to the US market in 2024 with a completely new design, platform, and powertrain. The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is smaller, more affordable, more efficient, and more retro than the previous generation. It is based on the global Land Cruiser Prado model, which is also sold as the Lexus GX in the US. It shares its underpinnings with the new TNGA-F body-on-frame platform, which also supports the new Tundra, Sequoia, and Lexus LX.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser will be available in three trim levels: Land Cruiser 1958, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser First Edition. The Land Cruiser 1958 is the base model, named after the first year that the Land Cruiser was sold in the US. It features a retro-inspired front fascia with round LED headlights and a heritage grille with Toyota lettering. The Toyota Land Cruiser is a mid-range model, with rectangular LED headlights and a body-colored front bumper. The Land Cruiser First Edition is a top-of-the-line model, limited to 5,000 units in North America. It has exclusive features such as a front skid plate, a roof rack, rock rails, and special badging.