Just Delivered and Already a Write-Off: Meet the First Totaled 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser First Edition already totaled 8 photos
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Toyota unveiled the 2024 Land Cruiser back in August 2023 and started production in the first quarter of this year. First customers got their hands on their brand-new SUVs in late spring. Now, one of them has already been totaled and looks like it has no chance of ever getting back on the road.
Toyota limited the production run of the all-new Land Cruiser to just 5,000 units for the first two months, rolling it out as a First Edition version. And this seems to be exactly what we are looking at, considering the roof racks and the alloy wheels in black chrome that it rides on. Or better said, "rode on" before the crash, because by the way things look right now, this Land Cruiser is not going anywhere without the help of a trailer truck.

The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser First Edition starts at $74,950 in the US before options. So, we probably have around $80,000 going down the drain right in front of our eyes. It is safe to assume that the owner had just had the SUV delivered.

The front end of the model is a pile of steel. Everything is contorted in the engine bay, where the I-Force Max Hybrid system used to operate in a full-time four-wheel drive setup. The system integrates the 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, working alongside an electric motor. Having worked, in this case, though. That power unit is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with intelligence and sequential shift mode.

The windshield was shattered to pieces in the impact, while the passenger door and the front fender seem to have been ripped off, and the A-pillar is seriously deformed.

There is no information about the condition of those who were on board the Land Cruiser at the time of the crash nor about the exact location of the accident. The airbags were deployed, as shown by one of the two photos uploaded to social media.

Someone on Reddit speculates that the driver left the hood open, it smashed into the windshield, the vehicle crashed into something and caught fire. But there is no confirmation that this was the scenario.

Someone else claims the Land Cruiser might have sideswiped a semi-truck. But again, there is nothing confirming the information and no photos of another vehicle involved.

This might be the first accident involving the new Toyota SUV. And it might as well be the first write-off of the lineup. However, the insurance should cover the loss. But it won't be easy for the owner to get their hands on a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser First Edition, considering the limitet run that the automaker has planned for this version and the very high demand. For instance, in Germany, the first 1,000 units sold in just 30 minutes!

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