There could well be life in the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series yet, with the brand in Australia not ruling out unveiling a Final Edition to send off the ageing icon ahead of the unveiling of the new 300 Series.
While a replacement for Toyota's trusty 200 Series well on its way, revised versions of the current car have been spotted at docks in Japan, thought to be headed for the Middle East, leading to speculation this could be the 200 Series' Final Edition - a send-off for the V8-powered off-roader before it's replaced.
The images, reportedly captured on one of Japan's car transportation docks, show what seems to be a face-lifted 200 Series. For one, the grille has changed significantly, with the three horizontal slats making way to a twin centre slat and a blacked-out background finished in what appears to be a black mesh, bookended by two new fog lights.
That black mesh now continues below the grilles, with the lower half of the front-end now looking significantly different to its predecessor, too, and there appears to be bigger alloys and a different finish on the headlights.
So will we get a Final Edition here in Australia? We put that very question to Toyota, with the brand saying it was "too early" to talk potential changes for the 200 Series, while also not ruling them out.
"It's too early to make any announcements," a Toyota spokesperson told CarsGuide. "It's just too early to confirm what changes might come on the 200 Series - it's still early days."
International reporting suggests a new 300 Series has been pushed back to June 2021, but for its part, Toyota Australia isn't forecasting any stock issues for the 200, which is powered by 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel good for 200kW of power and 650Nm of torque, with the company suggesting there will no supply shortages, right up to the point the new model arrives.