Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrates 70 Years of Land Cruiser by reproducing spare Parts for the Land Cruiser 40 Seriesby Dim Angelov, on
The Toyota Land Cruiser 40 is, arguably, the brand’s most iconic off-road vehicle. It was produced from 1960 to 1984 (1968-2001 in Brazil). Although production of spare parts was discontinued, that’s about to change. On August 1st, Toyota Gazoo Racing announced that production of spare parts for the classic 4X4 will once again commence, which would allow owners of the vehicle to extend its life cycle.
Why Is Toyota GR Producing Parts for the Land Cruiser 40?
The Land Cruiser moniker dates back to 1951 and by restarting parts production for one of their iconic models, Toyota is celebrating 70 years of the Land Cruiser. The new parts will be sold as OEM, through a special collaboration with suppliers. The goal is to keep as many of the J40 Land Cruisers as possible on the road by making their maintenance easier.
This isn’t the first time Toyota Gazoo Racing has been producing spare parts, through the “heritage parts” program.
The Toyota A70 and A80 Supra, as well as the iconic 2000GT also got the same treatment not too long ago.
The Land Cruiser 40 is the longest produced generation – 41 years if we count all the markets. As such, it’s one of the most sought-after versions of the legendary 4X4. In addition, Toyota Gazoo Racing is preparing a questionnaire that can be filled by anyone. The feedback will be used to determine which parts should be reproduced next.
The new parts will be launched in the beginning of 2022.
Reports also indicate that other generations of the Land Cruiser will also benefit from the production of new parts, although it’s too early to say when. Given that Toyota revived the Land Cruiser 70 for its 30th birthday in 2014, it might be sooner than expected.