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New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - privateinvestor

www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/land-cruiser/355219/n...l

What a stunning car!!

They should bring it into the UK in Hybrid form!! Unfortunately we bRits love our overpriced and unreliable JLR products!!

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Xileno

I think I would rather take a gamble on JLR reliability...

The front looks hideous to me.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - badbusdriver

Absolutely hideous!.

Though there is no way I'd have a JLR product over it, after all you can't see the outside when you are in it!.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - privateinvestor

Need to see in the flesh to form a proper opinion, agree not a work of beauty but then BMW products can be pretty ugly as well.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - nellyjak

Oh dear.....I'm a massive Toyota fan..won't buy anything else...but OMG that is one ugly beast

...no doubt a very good vehicle however.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Lee Power

If there the usual Auto express artists impressions then I would ignore them & wait to see the production vehicle in real life.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - catsdad

It looks like Dacia Duster has had dalliance with a Discovery’s ugly sister.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - chesterfieldhouse

Not the best looking vehicle in the world, but l quite like the square features.

To me it looks like a cross between a Discovery & a Jeep Patriot.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Steveieb

Not great looking but when your life depends on it when you are travelling in some of the worlds most remote and sometimes dangerous countries there is only one choice !

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - privateinvestor

Spot on!

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Will deBeast

Not great looking but when your life depends on it when you are travelling in some of the worlds most remote and sometimes dangerous countries there is only one choice !

Ironically, both times I was the subject of an attempted hijack, I was driving our Subaru station wagon.

The most in demand car for hijackers at the time (mid-late 1990s) was the landrover discovery. Apparently it could get from Nairobi to Somalia on a tank of diesel. About 400 miles or so.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - SLO76
Just when you think Toyota are beginning to get somewhere with their styling thanks to the handsome new Yaris and Corolla, they go and turn out this ugly looking thing. They’ve never sold well here because they’re hugely overpriced compared to other markets and always has been even when you go back to the 80’s and the Land cruiser was always much dearer than a similar spec Shogun or Trooper. I think they’d be better aiming for volume than profit per unit.
New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - UCB
Just when you think Toyota are beginning to get somewhere with their styling thanks to the handsome new Yaris and Corolla, they go and turn out this ugly looking thing. They’ve never sold well here because they’re hugely overpriced compared to other markets and always has been even when you go back to the 80’s and the Land cruiser was always much dearer than a similar spec Shogun or Trooper. I think they’d be better aiming for volume than profit per unit.

I always liked the Isuzu Trooper and remember plenty around my locality. Most were the LWB used on the school run back before SUV’s were popular. I still see the odd SWB running around as a farm hack. Strange that Isuzu never replaced it and now only sell pick ups.
New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Heidfirst
Just when you think Toyota are beginning to get somewhere with their styling thanks to the handsome new Yaris and Corolla, they go and turn out this ugly looking thing.

It wasn't designed for us nor apparently the USA as supposedly it isn't going to be sold here or there.

They’ve never sold well here because they’re hugely overpriced compared to other markets and always has been even when you go back to the 80’s and the Land cruiser was always much dearer than a similar spec Shogun or Trooper. I think they’d be better aiming for volume than profit per unit.

Toyota Group currently #7 in volume in Europe with 6.1% market share & climbing having overtaken Ford. Aiming for 7% market share this year which would have them overtake Daimler (6.4%) & close in on BMW & Hyundai/Kia (both on 7.3%).

In individual brand terms Toyota is #4 in Europe so far in 2021 which puts them above BMW as an individual brand & very close to Mercedes in #3. VW are miles ahead (almost 2x) of any other brand in Europe in volume terms though.

I haven't seen figures for European/UK profitability but on a global basis they have margins that most volume automotive brands (incl. VW) would kill for & they are #1 by volume as well.

Edited by Heidfirst on 10/06/2021 at 17:03

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - alan1302
I think they’d be better aiming for volume than profit per unit.

I can't see why they would with a car like this - it's never going to be one of the bigger sellers and is a more niche vehicle so profit per unit it what they want.

Cars like the Aygo/Corolla are the volume cars.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Theophilus

It looks pretty good to me compared to my previous Landcruiser - a 1960s FJ40.

That was truly ugly, but got me through the East African mud most rainy seasons!

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - JonestHon
Just when you think Toyota are beginning to get somewhere with their styling thanks to the handsome new Yaris and Corolla, they go and turn out this ugly looking thing. They’ve never sold well here because they’re hugely overpriced compared to other markets and always has been even when you go back to the 80’s and the Land cruiser was always much dearer than a similar spec Shogun or Trooper. I think they’d be better aiming for volume than profit per unit.

Loads of old Cruisers in this part of the woods (Cotswolds).

Can't see many similar aged Mitsubishi's or Isuzu.

I agree that they never sold well here, pricy, thirsty, and no badge appeal can be a problem here. They will last well, however if I had to choose a large Toyota I would have the yank only Sequoia.

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - SLO76
“ Loads of old Cruisers in this part of the woods (Cotswolds).

Can't see many similar aged Mitsubishi's or Isuzu.”

The opposite up here, there’s loads of older Shoguns and some Troopers left but a Land Cruiser is a rare beast. Great cars though but Toyota wanted just too much money new, they were much more expensive than similar sized rivals and dealers just didn’t seem interested in selling them.
New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Metropolis.

If you think the front looks bad on the Toyota version (i actually think it looks OK), have a look at the Lexus version

www.motortrend.com/news/2021-lexus-lx570-luxury-su.../

New Toyota Landcruiser launched after 13 years - Toyota - Engineer Andy

Aussie HJ equivalent (by much more outspoken) John Cadogan's initial (desktop - no test drive - yet) review on the new Landcruiser:

youtu.be/TaWmsWjco88

He doesn't mince his words either.

 

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