Land Cruiser Made in Hamura Plant, Not Tahara???

Interesting. Mine has the R5 in those VIN spots. Iโ€™ll update once I take possession. Great research.
 
Just got word from my very large Toyota dealership in MN that Toyota has told them that all 5,000 of the First Editions have been made (or in production). So, for now, it appears that only the Land Cruiser and 1958 trims will be available to order/allocate. Take this with a grain of salt.
 
Just got word from my very large Toyota dealership in MN that Toyota has told them that all 5,000 of the First Editions have been made (or in production). So, for now, it appears that only the Land Cruiser and 1958 trims will be available to order/allocate. Take this with a grain of salt.
Are you going through Walser, by chance? I'm in ND but saw they had something like 8 allocated LCs showing up on the Toyota site, which was the most I've seen at an individual dealer in the area.
 
Iโ€™m not. My dealership in Wisconsin happened to get two FEโ€™s and I was second in line. Got lucky.
 
I went through my dealers current allocation list which is extensive at over 48 LC's. I witnessed window stickers with both Hamura and Tahara plants as final assy. Oddly this was spread across both FE and LC trims. There were both coming from both plants...
 
I had an FE respected which was from Hamura but switched to a LC from w/ premium package from same dealer and that one is from Tahara - fwiw
 
Just got word from my very large Toyota dealership in MN that Toyota has told them that all 5,000 of the First Editions have been made (or in production). So, for now, it appears that only the Land Cruiser and 1958 trims will be available to order/allocate. Take this with a grain of salt.
My First Edition is still pending Production / In Production as of today.
 
Wohooo, mine has finished build and now at the the docks waiting to be shipped it US
 
Join the club, mines been in Portland since Apr 20th
Iโ€™m just happy mine is beginning to move. It sat in being built status little longer than Iโ€™m use to and finally have a full VIN.
 
From what I can tell from a small sample size I saw at the local dealer (5 cars) plus what is on here. Looks like positions 10 and 11 in the VIN denote factory

RK - Hino
R5 - Tahara

All GX550 that I look up online also have R5 in positions 10 and 11.
If the above is accurate (need more data points, obviously) a quick search online shows that most Land Cruisers are actually coming from Hino.
This seems right. Mine is an RK and it was made at Hamura. Vin ends with 975, which I assume is where it was on the first production run based on what I have seen.
 
From what I can tell from a small sample size I saw at the local dealer (5 cars) plus what is on here. Looks like positions 10 and 11 in the VIN denote factory

RK - Hino
R5 - Tahara

All GX550 that I look up online also have R5 in positions 10 and 11.
If the above is accurate (need more data points, obviously) a quick search online shows that most Land Cruisers are actually coming from Hino.
This is basically correct, although the R actually denotes the 2024 model year. From the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum:

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And from Wikipedia:
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The fact that the Hino plant manufactures heavy duty trucks actually gives me some comfort (mine was made there). Hino is well-regarded for their heavy tucks. However, would I prefer Tahara? Sure.

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