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About Us

We take the best further

With more demand than we will ever satisfy, we import Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel Trucks - the most capable 4x4s ever created - to be sold in North America for the first time.

Our business involves taking the 1-ton Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel -- an already extreme 4x4 and a staple of the harshest climates / terrain around the world -- further, and making an already unique 4x4 all that more unique. With the kit for these vehicles drawn from the best of the best US aftermarket off-road parts suppliers in the business, these vehicles are the equivalent of a very limited-edition Swiss Army knife.

LC America, Inc. is a US based privately owned company. We are registered with an SAE Automotive World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI), we are licensed as both a Vehicle Manufacturer and a Vehicle Dealer, we are Dun and Bradstreet Verified and Rated, Comodo Certified and proud SEMA Members.

Our Story

My parent's families were hard working immigrants to this country from Eastern Europe and settled in and around Newark and Bayonne, New Jersey in the early 1900's. From the stories I have heard, from an early age my dad – who I always saw as the idea man – was quite the hard worker as well, starting out as a paperboy and moving on to selling eggs and then running a full-fledged vegetable/flower stand along Route 57. Some 40 years ago now, my mom and dad – then the parents of four still very young children and in Northern New Jersey by this time – took their entire life savings, very generous assistance from Ms. Mary Mulligan and their tireless ambition and started Lawn Spray Company in Califon, NJ. I can still see my father sitting with us at the kitchen table with the scissors and the Sears Catalog cutting out a picture of a farmer with a hose in his hand and using that as our company logo for a very, very long time. He bought a little blue two wheel trailer that he outfit with a tank and a sprayer, and he went out and sold lawn care every day of the week and often on weekends – and business was good. He bought a larger flat-bed Ford truck – outfit by Papp Iron Works, then still located under the Pulaski Skyway – to go along with that little blue trailer and my two brothers worked there with my mom and dad while I went off to college – and business was good. Some 10 years later and with my 20+ year old brother – and the new idea man – largely at the helm, the company had grown to 20+ trucks and 40 employees and had customers across all of New Jersey – and business was good. So when TruGreen ChemLawn came calling, the buyout was good and the family moved on to other adventures.

The impetus behind LC America effort came to us last fall when we ran across a Facebook page imploring Toyota to "Bring the 70 Series Land Cruiser and Diesels to the USA." Having owned several Land Cruisers over the years, I was intrigued. How is it that almost 14,000 people can be interested in importing newer Toyota Land Cruiser to the US? More importantly, how is it possible that no one has looked into making 70 Series imports a reality?

So, we studied. We looked at the Department of Transportation regulations as a roadmap to success rather than impossible amounts of red tape to be traversed. We read. We made a zillion calls. We studied some more. And in the end, the L79 America was born.

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It's almost like being a kid in a candy store isn't it? If not just a wee bit more expensive. So let's hope that three years from now we are able to offer a full line of Toyota 70 Series vehicles to our customers. With an inventory of more than 3,000 LC79 Series vehicles to work with, we are confident that we can create the Land Cruiser of your dreams. But for the moment, this is what we are working to be able to offer:

  • LC America Double Cab Base – White.
  • LC America Double Cab GXL Off Road Modified – White, Tan, Gray.
  • LC America Double Cab GXL Off Road Pro Ultimate – Any color offered by Toyota.

Please keep in mind that all new 70 Series Land Cruisers are now equipped with a full suite of electronic driver aids which, in addition to the existing ABS package, now includes electronic vehicle stability control (VSC), active traction control (A-TRC), hill-start assist control (HAC), brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. Off-roaders will be happy to know that VSC automatically disengages in low range, and A-TRC can be manually disengaged for sand driving. Front and rear diff locks are still standard on GXL models and optional on Double Cab Base variants. All new 70 Series Land Cruisers are now fitted with front seatbelt pre-tensioners and a passenger seatbelt reminder and a new hood/bonnet across the range features a more pronounced "power bulge" designed to provide sufficient clearance above engine-bay components to meet pedestrian impact requirements. The split-rim wheels on previous lower-grade Base models have now been replaced with single-piece 16x6-inch steel wheels with 225/95R16 tires standard. Driver amenities include an available 4.5l turbo-diesel engine that meets Euro 5 emissions standards and is US compliant, cruise control, auto-locking front hubs, a new fuse box and revised gearing that reduces fuel consumption.

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Careers

Toyota Automotive Parts Installer

Location Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Description:

The person in this role will be responsible for installing NEW after-market parts on NEW 2016/2017 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series 1 Ton Diesel Trucks. You will be working on a vehicle – the L79 America – that is unique to our company and unique here in the United States / North America. In this role, the MOST successful candidate will have their ASE certification and a background in Toyota vehicles and Diesel mechanics. We may be willing to accept an exceptional candidate that has a strong willingness to learn both as they grow along with our company. We are looking for someone that appreciates having the time to do the work right rather than just do the work to get it done quickly. No doubt, we are looking for a bit of a perfectionist. You will be responsible for receipt, check-in and visual inspection of new vehicles as they arrive. Specific responsibilities of the role are as follows:

Job Responsibilities:

• Properly install NEW after-market parts on NEW vehicles per Design Specifications / Customer Orders.
• Remove and properly package / store all redundant factory installed equipment, to include bumpers, mirrors, suspension, etc.
• Validate and communicate to shop foreman that correct parts were ordered/received and installed in a timely manner.
• Maintain neat and orderly work space.
• Wear and use appropriate safety equipment at all times while working in specific areas.
• Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
• Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Required Qualifications:

• Experience installing automotive parts.
• Ability to drive vehicles with standard transmission.
• Mechanical aptitude with knowledge of vehicle electronics, suspension and diesel engines.
• Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
• Valid driver's license.
• ASE Certification a bonus.

Desired Qualifications:

• Passionate about the Toyota Land Cruiser – especially the 70 Series.
• Passionate about working on Diesel Engines.
• Strong desire to work in a unique environment and acquire a unique skill set.

Disclaimer: The posting is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send along a copy of their most recent resume with relevant experience to Jobs@L79-America.com.

About Papp Brothers Automotive / LC America: With more demand than we could ever satisfy, we will import Toyota Land Cruiser L79 Diesel Trucks - the most capable 4x4s ever made - to be sold in the USA for the first time. We take a "stock" vehicle and make them anything but...Our business involves taking the 1-ton Toyota Land Cruiser L79 Diesel - an already extreme 4x4 and a staple of the harshest climates / terrain around the world - further, and making an already unique 4x4 all that more unique. With the kit for these vehicles drawn from the best of the best US aftermarket off-road parts suppliers in the business - ARB, Banks Power, Lucas Oil - these vehicles are the equivalent of a very limited-edition Swiss Army knife. So if you face a significant "challenge" when it comes to getting where you want to go -- or doing so in a unique and stylish way -- the Land Cruiser L79 America that we produce will solve that "problem" for you like no other vehicle.

If you watch US TV, you know that it is almost impossible to channel surf without hitting on 50 different programs related to any and all type of motor vehicle. Clearly, the US appetite for exotic vehicles, classics and especially uniquely capable 4x4 vehicles has never been stronger. Our target customers are Toyota Land Cruiser fanatics, avid outdoorsmen and people that know the 70 Series Land Cruiser from their overseas travels. We are breaking new ground by importing new L79 Diesel into the US. We are breaking more new ground by producing a vehicle - the L79 America Diesel - that no one else can produce without our proprietary retrofit BlackBox diesel emissions control technology. We could not have a more decisive competitive advantage!

Organization: Papp Brothers Automotive / LC America
Primary Location: US-CO-Colorado Springs-80917
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Schedule: Full-time
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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