The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 has been discontinued for the first time since 1984. There are still huge queues for the SUV, so they promise to resume production in order to fulfill all orders.
Assembly of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 at a plant in Japan has been stopped. The famous SUV was discontinued for the first time in 38 years. This is reported by the Car Expert website.
The classic Toyota Land Cruiser 70 has been produced since 1984, although production volumes have declined significantly in recent years. The model recently went through another update, although the car has not changed much in almost four decades.
Oddly enough, the archaic SUV is in great demand, not only in Japan, but also abroad. outside of it. It was sold out several years in advance, despite the rather high price of $50,000. Toyota promised to fulfill all orders for cars, but the plant does not accept new applications.
Toyota Land Cruiser 70 is still exported to Australia, New Zealand and the countries of the Middle East. The model is especially popular among law enforcement agencies and special services. Such cars also appeared in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The reason for stopping production is the shortage of automotive microcircuits. It affected even such a simple model in design as the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 with a minimum amount of electronics and an unpretentious 4.5-liter turbodiesel with 200 hp. p.
Since the chips are needed by a more modern and mass-produced Toyota, it was decided to abandon the production of the Land Cruiser 70. They promise to resume production of the model as soon as the situation with microchips improves.