Toyota has all but confirmed its legendary LandCruiser off-roader is on its way back to North America.
A short clip posted to the brand’s social media channels captioned with “The legend returns” points to the LandCruiser’s revival, just two years after it was taken off sale.
What shape the American version of the LandCruiser will take isn’t clear.
It’s been rumoured the next Prado, which was previewed by the Lexus GX revealed last week, will simply be badged LandCruiser in North America instead of the full-sized LandCruiser 300 offered in Australia.
We’re expecting the next Prado to be significantly more grown up than the current car.
The GX with which it has traditionally shared its platform has the same wheelbase as the more expensive Lexus LX, and features power from a 3.4-litre turbocharged petrol V6 at launch – a hybrid will follow.
Currently, the Prado is powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine used in the HiLux and Fortuner.
Slow sales of the LandCruiser 200 killed the car in the USA after 60 years on sale. Car and Driver reports between 2011 and 2021 just 3000 were sold on average each year.