The Toyota Land Cruiser is indeed sold in the United States.
There has been speculation and discussion about the discontinuation of the Land Cruiser in the U.S. market due to various factors…
- Low Sales Volume – While the Land Cruiser has a dedicated fan base, its sales volume in the United States has been relatively low compared to other Toyota SUVs like the Highlander or 4Runner. Low sales volume can make it challenging for manufacturers to justify the costs associated with importing and marketing the vehicle in the U.S.
- Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards – The Land Cruiser’s large size and powerful engine may not align well with increasingly stringent emissions and fuel economy standards in the United States. As automakers face pressure to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions across their vehicle lineups, models like the Land Cruiser with relatively poor fuel economy may become less attractive to manufacturers.
- Competition and Market Trends: The U.S. market for SUVs is highly competitive, with many options available to consumers across various price points. Consumer preferences in the SUV segment have been shifting towards smaller, more fuel-efficient models, as well as electric vehicles. These market trends may influence Toyota’s product strategy and decisions regarding which models to prioritize in the U.S. market.
- Global Market Considerations: While the Land Cruiser may not be as popular in the United States, it remains a strong seller in other parts of the world, particularly in regions where its off-road capabilities are highly valued. Toyota may choose to allocate production capacity and resources to markets where the Land Cruiser enjoys stronger demand.
While there has been speculation about the Land Cruiser’s discontinuation in the United States, Toyota has not officially confirmed this. The availability of the Land Cruiser in the U.S. market may vary depending on future decisions by Toyota and evolving market conditions.