Toyota Exec says not likely to be replaced
Earlier this year, after three years of production, Land Rover produced their last Defender, the victim of tightening safety and emissions regulations around the World. It looks as though the same thing is about to claim another iconic vehicle, the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series.
In production since 1984, the Toyota Land Cruiser still resembles the original version that was first released over thirty years ago, despite having been updated several times over the years.
Australian Toyota executive Greg Gardner told Motoring magazine that the Land Cruiser 70 is available in only a small number of markets. He also said that the 70 series was likely to be phased out in about five years time.
“There are no plans to replace the 70 series,” Gardner is reported to have said. “Five years down the track it will probably peter out.”
The Hilux is a much more modern platform and just as capable in tough conditions is touted as an alternative to the Land Cruiser 70. The 200 Series Land Cruiser is another, much more ‘luxurious’ alternative as well that can handle just as tough a terrain.