The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser's Return
The Toyota Land Cruiser has been a legendary name in the world of off-roading for decades. After a brief hiatus from the United States market, it is making its return for the 2024 model year. Toyota has decided to shake things up, however, bringing a shift in pricing and adding multiple models to the previously singular, ultra-expensive offering. In this blog post, we explore the changes made to the Land Cruiser lineup, what each model offers, and what enthusiasts can look forward to.
In 2024, Toyota is set to release three different models of the Land Cruiser, each with its own unique set of features. The most affordable of the three is the Land Cruiser 1958, which comes equipped with round LED headlights, LED fog lamps, and 18-inch wheels, all of which are wrapped in all-season tires. It's the stripped-down base trim, making it the most affordable Land Cruiser designed for those who are looking to use it for off-roading or outdoor activities.
The next model up, the standard Land Cruiser, features rectangular LED headlights and Rigid LED fog lamps that can switch between white and amber light. It comes with 18-inch wheels as well, but the tires are larger, with 265/70 all-season rubber. Additionally, 20-inch wheels with 265/60 tires are offered as an upgrade from the standard equipment.
Finally, the limited-production First Edition brings the model lineup to a close. This model features round headlights, a roof rack, rock rails, and front skid plate. Mud flaps can also be found behind the wheels, along with a rear door guard and tailgate light. The First Edition offers seven paint options, including a new shade called Meteor Shower. The Trail Dust and Heritage Blue hues come as a two-tone look with the roof painted in Grayscape.
Each of these models offers a unique set of features and aesthetic elements that help distinguish one from the other. Toyota has made sure to make each of these models visually distinct, ensuring that they offer something different for consumers.
The cabin of each model is also unique, with the 1958 model coming with manually adjustable cloth seats. The standard model, on the other hand, comes with leather seats and both heated and ventilated front seats. Finally, the First Edition is equipped with an exclusive black and brown leather interior, harkening back to the original Land Cruiser models.
In conclusion, Toyota's decision to bring back the Land Cruiser in the form of a more varied model lineup is both exciting and intriguing. While the previous offering was considered too pricey for most, the more affordable mid-$50,000 range puts the Land Cruiser within reach for more off-road enthusiasts. For those who have longed for the days when the Land Cruiser was more accessible and those who have yet to experience what it has to offer, the 2024 models offer an opportunity to join the ranks of this legendary off-roader.