July 29, 2022
Toyota Australia has paused order-taking for the LandCruiser 70 Series as a customer-focused measure, due to supply and demand factors that have resulted in extended wait times for customers.
Available supply is being impacted by ongoing production disruptions being experienced by the global automotive industry.
At the same time, the model's popularity among Australian customers remains at historical highs due to its rugged capabilities.
Toyota Australia's Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, Sean Hanley, said Toyota has made this decision amid an evolving situation.
"The Toyota team has been working diligently to deliver a record number of vehicles with extraordinary support from our parent company. At the same time, strong demand and industry-wide supply challenges globally mean we simply cannot fulfil orders more quickly.
"Therefore, we have decided to pause new customer orders for the LandCruiser 70 Series. Dealers will be in direct contact with customers about wait times for individual existing orders over the coming months.
"We are monitoring the global supply situation closely and will continue to make decisions based on the best interests of our customers and dealers.
"I understand this news will be disappointing and want to sincerely apologise to our customers and assure them we will continue to provide updates as further information becomes available."