Toyota Land Cruiser might go back to US as rebadged Prado

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The U.S. misses out at the actual year of the full-size Toyota Land Cruiser, which was once introduced in 2021 and is intently similar to the redesigned Lexus LX that arrived for the 2022 style future.

A document is now out that issues to Toyota perhaps filling the devoid of the Land Cruiser in U.S. showrooms with a redesigned model of the mid-size Land Cruiser Prado, which is ready to debut in a while.

The tide Land Cruiser Prado was once by no means offered within the U.S., although it’s intently similar to the Lexus GX. A redesigned GX debuts upcoming nowadays as a 2024 style, and a fresh Land Cruiser Prado dual could also be ready within the wings.

Bringing up an individual habitual with the subject, Car Information (subscription required) reported on Wednesday that Toyota is thinking about the fresh Land Cruiser Prado on the market within the U.S., perhaps badged as a Land Cruiser.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

The Land Cruiser Prado might also tempt the ones consumers nonetheless lamenting Toyota’s resolution to leave the FJ Cruiser latter decade. Robust gross sales of automobiles just like the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler displays there’s call for for rugged SUVs from mainstream manufacturers.

Regardless of being smaller than the Land Cruiser, the Land Cruiser Prado has historically been similarly succesful off street however more straightforward to pressure round the town, making it the most popular choice in lots of markets.

The platform destined for the fresh Land Cruiser Prado (and fresh GX) is Toyota’s TNGA-F body-on-frame platform shared with the Land Cruiser and LX twins, in addition to Toyota’s Tundra pickup and similar Sequoia SUV. The platform additionally options within the just lately unmistakable 2024 Toyota Tacoma pickup, and can most likely finally end up in a similar 4Runner SUV once in a while.

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