If you have actually ever before really felt Toyota’s FJ Cruiser was drawn from the marketplace ahead of time, you may have an equivalent between East stunned at for how long the FJ had actually born up.
While the FJ Cruiser’s Australian run lasted around 6 years – from 2011 to 2017 – its trip of the UAE started in 2007 as well as will certainly finish in December, 2022, offering it a 15-year tale because area.
The FJ will certainly be dispatched with a 1000-car Last Version, each of them completed solely in off-white as well as putting on a blacked-out aim to the grille, bumpers, mirrors, door deals with as well as tire cover. Seems a great deal such as this one below.
Over: the Japan-only Final Version is most likely the same to what the UAE will certainly obtain later on this year
As previously, the Prado-based FJ Cruiser attracts power from the 1GR 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated V6 creating 200kW as well as 380Nm.
As Matt notes in his initial tale listed below, “a number of contemporary giving ins consist of an updated stereo with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Automobile, plus there’s an inbuilt air compressor for re-inflating the tires after playing out in Center Eastern dune.”
Toyota’s local manager for the Center East, Kei Fujita, claimed:
“The FJ Cruiser trips right into the sundown leaving long lasting memories of among one of the most famous SUVs in Toyota’s abundant background.
“The lorry’s winning mix of off-road capacities, design, as well as efficiency make it just as in your home throughout desert journeys or day-to-day tasks as well as gives a comfy as well as reputable experience for vehicle drivers as well as travelers, anywhere their trips might lead.”
Will we see an additional FJ Cruiser?
Provided the ‘2nd wind’ of appeal it’s discovering on the utilized market – also our very own Ellen Dewar as well as Evan Spence both very own one each, Evan having just chose his up lately – it may appear like it would certainly be crazy for Toyota to not present a brand-new one.
Jeep’s extension of the Wrangler, Suzuki’s Jimny as well as Ford’s new-gen Bronco as well as also the modernised brand-new Protector all show that the marketplace’s love for retro-styled 4x4s is as active as it’s ever before been.
As Well As, with Toyota’s brand-new TNGA design confirming to be something of a driving as well as reputational transformation for the brand name, it’s very easy to believe a brand-new FJ Cruiser would certainly run circle its competitors.
Unfortunately, in the meantime, there are really couple of tips that Toyota has any type of such strategies, although followers were provided some hope previously this year when the business exposed its Compact Cruiser idea.
It’s no straight follower to the FJ, being even more Jimny-sized, yet it would likely verify equally as prominent if it were to go into the marketplace.
In December, Toyota accidentally used a tip that the idea will certainly enter into manufacturing when an indoor shot exposed the name ‘LiteCruiser’ in the tool collection – yet there’s a catch: it’s electrical. Yep. Sorry.
Perhaps among these aftermarket retro ‘downgrades’ would certainly be the means to go…
Are you eager to see a brand-new FJ, or this brand-new Compact Cruiser? Speak up in the remarks listed below.
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April, 2020: FJ Cruiser still offered in the UAE
PURCHASERS in the UAE can acquire a 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser from their Toyota dealership for the matching of $66,500 Australian bucks.
Toyota Australia (TMCA) quit offering the prominent FJ below back in 2017, when the Hino manufacturing plant in Japan quit making them in right-hand drive setup.
Nonetheless, I wager a lot of us didn’t understand they were still being made in LHD for the Center East.
The FJ Cruiser was developed for the United States market as well as, when it initially landed there back in 2006, numerous saw it as an alternate off-roader to the Jeep Wrangler. In truth, that couldn’t be even more from the reality, as the FJ was a a lot more polished as well as sturdy SUV.
With its reduced Prado framework as well as design consisting of independent front suspension, the FJ hung back the Wrangler in off-road capability yet left it for dead in on-road good manners as well as driveability.
Right-hand drive manufacturing started in 2011 for nations such as Australia, South Africa, Japan as well as New Zealand, where the FJ outsold assumptions. However when the United States revealed that 2014 would certainly be the in 2015 for the FJ there, we believed completion was near for the version.
Australia as well as various other right-hand drive markets hung on to the FJ up until 2017, yet when RHD manufacturing discontinued we believed that was the last we’d see of it.
That was up until we snooped the brand-new auto line-up of Toyota automobiles offered in the United Arab Emirates, as well as to our shock, there’s a 2020 FJ there.
Still the usual FJ from every angle, as well as still powered by the 1GR gasoline V6 engine with a five-speed vehicle transmission as well as part-time 4×4 system, the Arab FJ appears to be the exact same specification as the last of our designs geared up with ATRC, crawl control as well as the double gas storage tanks.
A number of contemporary giving ins consist of an updated stereo with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Automobile, plus there’s an inbuilt air compressor for reinflating the tires after playing out in Center Eastern dune.
The FJ Cruiser’s designing suggested it would certainly constantly be polarising, yet in truth, it was a terrific little off-roader as well as all ’rounded experience mobile.
While those that disliked the FJ mightn’t care much less that it’s still about, we’re thankful to see it – as well as Toyota certain want a car like the FJ Cruiser in its existing worldwide brand-new item array.