The Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 is packed full of the latest features and cutting-edge technology and the company relies on semiconductor chips to successfully manufacture the vehicle. .
Toyota introduced the new and improved Land Cruiser LC300 last year. The new generation model debuted as a big step up from its predecessor. While there are early rumors that chip shortages are affecting car production, some customers may even have to wait up to 4 years.
Now, the company has issued a similar official statement, accepting that the wait time for its flagship SUV has actually increased to four years.
The company announced on its Japanese website that “Thank you very much for reviewing and ordering our vehicle. The Land. Cruiser has been very well received in Japan and around the world. We sincerely apologize that it will take a long time to deliver the Land Cruiser to you after you place your order. We sincerely apologize for this. If you order now, the delivery time can be up to 4 years. We will make every effort to shorten the delivery time for our customers. “
For now, the direct consequences of the reduced production mean that the company will likely hold back on its plans to introduce the model in some international markets including India. While the SUV was previously slated to reach India’s doors in the third quarter of 2022, the launch may now be delayed. Needless to say, this delay is mainly due to the ongoing semiconductor crisis. The latest version of the Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 is packed with the latest features and cutting-edge technology and the company relies on semiconductor chips to successfully manufacture the vehicle.
Under the hood is a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 oil-burning engine, replacing the previous 5.7-liter V8. The new model produces 403 hp and 650 Nm of torque. As for the record, the new numbers are 30 hp and 108 Nm more than the previous model. The engine is mated to a 10-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Date of first publication: January 22, 2022, 02:42 PM IST