Toyota FJ Cruiser Final Edition
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 14, 2017
It was an announced death. Toyota stopped selling the FJ Cruiser in the United States between 2007 and 2015, but continued to trade in Japan. Until now. The retro-style todocamino will forever say goodbye with a special edition called 'Final Edition' that will be marketed only in the Japanese market.
The FJ Cruiser was introduced as a concept at the North American Auto Show in January 2003 and was well received despite competing with more exotic models such as the Cadillac Sixteen and Dodge Tomahawk. As you can see, the special edition will be very beige, inside and out, with black accents, and will feature a left side mirror as a special touch.
A very retro edition
The FJ was praised universally for its off-road performance, but was also criticized for the number of blind spots its design caused, a smaller than average load capacity and narrow rear seats that were difficult to access.
Toyota attempted to improve visibility issues by offering a rear camera as of 2009 and changed hinge mechanisms in the front seats in 2011, allowing passengers easier entry and exit from the rear.
However, off-roader sales began to decline significantly in 2010 in the United States, the market for which it was developed, reaching less than 15,000 units sold. This year, the jump to the Japanese market was announced, and in 2011 in Australia and New Zealand. But the Cruiser did not raise his head and December 2017 will be the last month we will see him leave the assembly line
It will be the Japanese who bid farewell to this 'Final Edition' for about 26,500 euros. It will feature a unique beige paint, beige interior, 20-inch alloy wheels, bumper mounted lights, black door handles, a 4.0-liter petrol V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the front and rear axles. rear.
The FJ Cruiser will be relieved by the Hilux, which will be reintroduced into the Japanese market after a 13-year absence. The Japanese will also see the face wash of the Land Cruiser Prado.