After rumours and hearsay by netizens, Toyota has officially confirmed the incredibly long waiting period to get hold of a brand-new Land Cruiser 300-series. The latest model is an all-new product, replacing the LC200 that served customers since 2007.
Toyota in Japan has officially notified prospective buyers of the new Land Cruiser that the wait list stretches four years via the product website. The information roughly translated to,” The delivery time for ordering from now on (19 January 2022) may be about 4 years. We will do our utmost to shorten the delivery time of our customers, and we appreciate your understanding.”
Toyota cites incredibly strong demand globally as the main reason for the long customer waiting period. Earlier, it was reported that Toyota dealerships in Japan formally request buyers to sign an agreement to keep and not sell the new Toyota Land Cruiser for at least a year.
In the ASEAN region, Indonesia is the first market to sell the new Toyota Land Cruiser, available in the VX-R grade and the GR Sport grade. Both variants are powered by a new 305 hp / 700 Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine that drives all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Built on the new GA-F platform that is designed to be stiffer yet lighter, with the overall weight of the new Land Cruiser some 200 kg lower than its predecessor. Apart from a lighter chassis, advancement in powertrain technologies also means the more compact engine and transmission units are used in the new Land Cruiser.
Both are priced over IDR2.3 billion (approx. RM680k), with the Land Cruiser GR Sport the pricier model. For reference, that is even more expensive than a BMW X6 xDrive40i M Sport and just slightly cheaper than a Range Rover Velar.
Being a product that is designed to be in the market for more than ten years, we guess a four-year wait is still manageable, given the facelift styling program is not due yet.