Report: In Australia, even the older Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series has a two-year waitlist

Demand continues to remain high
by Drei Laurel | May 6, 2022
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What’s in a car’s name? Well, if we’re talking ‘Land Cruiser,’ customers are likely in for a pretty long wait.

By now you’ve probably heard the crazy levels of demand Toyota currently has to deal with when it comes to the Land Cruiser LC300 and its more premium brother, the Lexus LX. A four-year-long waitlist? Good luck to whoever has pulled the trigger on one.

What you probably don’t know is that despite the presence of the iconic SUV’s all-new generation, demand for older versions still remains high. We’re not just talking about classics selling for premiums online, either. In Australia, the Toyota Land Cruiser 70—which was originally introduced to the market in the 1980s—continues to be a hot item.

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Just how hot? Drive over in Australia surveyed local dealerships regarding Land Cruiser 70 production forecasts and found that if you order a unit today, you’re in for a wait that can last up to 2.5 years. For a more than three-decade-old Toyota.

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Drive reached out to the brand for comment, and received a run-of-the-mill PR response: “Our focus remains on doing everything we can to get customers into their new Toyota vehicles as soon as possible.

As the availability of supply is an evolving situation around the world, we continue to work closely with our global production team to secure the maximum possible number of vehicles for our local customers.”

Tough luck if you were hoping to settle for an older unit, then. Do you know anyone who’s been lucky enough to snag a unit of any generation of Land Cruiser?

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