The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series had one of its strongest months on record in March, with the sales soaring skyward even as the new 300 Series prepares for its debut.
Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries today see the Toyota LandCruiser Wagon at 2244 units sold in March, up a staggering 78 per cent month-on-month, and 60.7 per cent year-to-date.
Last month's numbers dwarf even those of February - itself a bumper month - when the LandCruiser managed some 1326 sales, which was itself a double-digit growth for the ageing icon.
A small caveat, the Wagon category includes the Troopcarrier, but the vast bulk of the sales would be attributed to the LC200.
Toyota today described the sales rush as "unprecedented", and while it is yet to point to an end date for LC200 sales, the bell will inevitably toll for the current model with the 300 Series expected to debut internationally this month, according to international reports.
According to Japanese media, production of the 200 Series was set to finish at the end of March, ahead of the 300 Series going into production in May.
The site quotes a Toyota dealer in Japan who told it "LandCruiser orders ended in January 2021. However, due to the long delivery time, the last vehicle ordered will be produced in late March 2021."
While Toyota in Australia won't be drawn on the timings, time is surely running out for the LandCruiser 200 Series.