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Friday, January 21, 2022

The Wait List For The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Is Ridiculous


Toyota has finally admitted that the wait list for the all-new Land Cruiser 300 is crazy long. How long? If you order one now, delivery of your unit could take up to four years. Yup, just in time for its expected refresh.

The Japanese carmaker posted the announcement on its official website which reads:

弊社車両をご検討、ご注文いただき、誠にありがとうございます。
ランドクルーザーは、日本のみならず世界各国でも大変ご好評いただいておりご注文いただいてからお届けするのに多大な時間を要する見通しとなっておりますことを、心よりお詫び申し上げます。
今からご注文いただく際の納期は4年程度となる場合がございます。
弊社といたしましては、お客様の納期短縮に向け、最大限の取り組みを実施して参りますので、
何卒ご理解賜りますようお願い申し上げます。

Running it through Google translates reveals:
Thank you for considering and ordering our vehicle. We sincerely apologize for the fact that Land Cruiser has been very well received not only in Japan but also around the world, and it is expected that it will take a long time to deliver it after receiving an order.

The delivery time for ordering from now on may be about 4 years. We will do our utmost to shorten the delivery time of our customers, and we appreciate your understanding.
Now, Toyota is quick to point out that the announcement is accurate as of January 19, 2022. However, with continued production stoppages brought on by the global semiconductor shortage as well as the pandemic, we don’t expect this situation to improve.

While the announcement is clearly meant for the Japanese market, the situation is equal dire here in the Philippines.

Local dealers are resorting to all sorts of schemes to just “help” buyers skip the queue. At first, these were rather innocuous such as asking for a P 500,000 deposit or even requiring in-house financing that stretches for up to five years. 

Now, however, some sales agents have gotten even more creative and downright greedy. Some will ask for up to P 1 million above the Land Cruiser 300’s sticker price to help them “convince” a buyer who’s already in line for their unit to give up their allocation. Almost always, these buyers are willing to let their slot go because they’re merely squatting and not really a serious buyer anyway. Meanwhile, some would-be owners resort to having to use connections just to secure a unit.

Are you currently waiting for your Land Cruiser 300? Let us know your experience by commenting (you can do so anonymously) below.

5 comments:

  1. I had the exact same experience with toyota for another popular model they offer.

    The agent promised all sorts of things, to be high up the queue, as long as I committed to overpriced finance schemes and outrageously overpriced inhouse insurance covers.

    I told them to go and find other victims pay their commissions.

    For me it's crystal clear, there will not be a toyota car in my garage for as long as they employee these unethical sales practices.

    There are plenty of car brands out there that are equaling them if not bettering toyota and I cannot see the reason why someone would wait for over 4 years for the LC when the Patrol is available and ready to pick up, as an example.

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    1. Unfortunately, for every rational buyer like you, there are many more willing 'victims' hence the practice persists. This is how the markets work not only in PH but in most other countries where impatient buyers abound.

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    2. because landcruiser is much better than patrol worth the wait i hav ordered!!

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  2. Got our ZX unit recently. Paid the SRP in cash and no downpayment nor financing required. We were told there was a queue, but it helps to be a long time VIP client

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  3. Many filipino politicians to buy this. Dahil malapit na ang halalan maraming bibili ng ganitong kotse, tulad ng Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Nissan Patrol, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade.

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