In an effort to alleviate long wait times that purchasers of the LandCruiser 70 Series have had to endure this year, Toyota Australia have stopped taking orders of this popular model.
Despite a decrease in the new car market for the first half of 2022, demand for the 70 Series remains high, which is butting up against ongoing disruptions in production that Toyota and the rest of the global automotive industry is experiencing. As such, Toyota Australia instigated what they call a pause in order taking, effective from 29 July and in place for an undisclosed period.
"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 mean we simply cannot fulfil orders more quickly. Therefore, we have decided to pause new customer orders for the LandCruiser 70 Series,” said Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, Sean Hanley.
"Dealers will be in direct contact with customers about wait times for 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.”
Updates on the timeframe for the recommencement of Australian deliveries and re-opening of the order books will be provided by Toyota Australia as more information becomes available.