Introduced in June last year, the most recent Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series has confirmed to be extremely in style amongst automotive consumers, with demand outweighing provide significantly. With orders pouring in at seemingly a quick tempo, the scenario has change into so severe that Toyota has needed to problem an apology to its clients.
Why? Well, on Toyota’s Japanese web site, the corporate acknowledged that the supply time of the Land Cruiser is now round 4 years! That’s longer than most supercars that may take wherever between six months to 2 years to be delivered after an order is positioned. Some supercar producers require their consumers to signal a declaration that they aren’t buying a car for export or resale functions, and the identical is of the Land Cruiser, however not for such conventional reasons.
“Thank you for considering and ordering our vehicle. We sincerely apologise for the fact that [the] Land Cruiser has been very well received not only in Japan but also around the world, and it is expected that it will take a long time to deliver it after receiving an order. The delivery time for ordering from now on may be about four years. We will do our utmost to shorten the delivery time of our customers, and we appreciate your understanding,” learn the carmaker’s assertion.
As a recap, the Land Cruiser is underpinned by a new ladder body model (GA-F) of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which isn’t solely 20% stiffer than the earlier 200 Series that has been round since 2007 however helps save as much as 200 kg.
The off-roader is offered with a V35A-FTS 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that makes 415 PS and 650 Nm of torque and/or an all-new F33A-FTV 3.3 litre turbodiesel making 309 PS and 700 Nm. Both engines are mated to a Direct Shift 10-speed automated gearbox and a four-wheel drive system. In some markets, the 1GR-FE 4.0 litre naturally-aspired V6 carried over from the earlier mannequin can be accessible, mated to a six-speed automated.