Toyota Bans Resale of Land Cruisers

Here’s a fascinating development in supply-chain security. Toyota is trying to prevent their vehicles from ending up being used by extremists (a very old problem) by creating an explicit agreement with their buyers.

With over 22,000 pre-orders for the new 300 Series, Japanese publication Creative311 reports that Toyota Japan now requires that an agreement be signed, confirming that any new Land Cruiser purchased will not be resold.

The other argument made is not about militants; allegedly Toyota also is trying to prevent artificial scarcity from hedge buyers soaking up supplies to spike prices.

Although, to be fair, financial extremism is still a form of extremism. Both forms of extremism could be seen as criminal or even terror.

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