When you think of long-standing nameplates in the automotive world there are a few that immediately come to mind. Porsche 911. Jeep Wrangler. Corvette. Mustang. Camaro. Beetle.
There’s another, of course, and it comes from the Toyota camp. Land Cruiser is the name.
Popularity of Toyota’s long-standing off-roader has certainly blossomed with the proliferation of the overlanding scene. But it didn’t start there. Since its introduction in the early 1950s, the Japanese alternative to Jeep’s offerings has stood as an un-killable, incredibly capable go-anywhere line of SUVs. Over the years it developed into the brand’s halo vehicle. The pinnacle of what Toyota can sell as its most luxurious, long-lasting, and off-road worthy trucks. It has become an icon in and of itself.
To celebrate the Land Cruiser’s 60th birthday, Toyota has released a special edition of the 200-Series. It’s called the Heritage Edition, and a limited run of just 1,200 units will be sold.
Heritage Edition Land Cruisers will come exclusively with two rows of seats. Your paint choice is limited to either Black Metallic or Blizzard Pearl. Running boards are removed for ground clearance and body side moldings are gone as well. A black grille, black headlight housings, dark-chrome fog light surrounds, and dark-chrome side mirrors are part of the package. Bronze BBS wheels are present and the bronze scheme works its way into the steering wheel, door trim, center console, and seats. The package is topped off with vintage-looking Toyota Land Cruiser badges affixed to the d-pillars.
Pricing has yet to be announced but expect an incremental increase over the 2019 model’s $84,765 MSRP. It’s a lot of money, but for that you get a genuinely attractive and reliable SUV that will take you anywhere in comfort and outlast basically everything on the road.