2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Could Come Back To Production

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The Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of those vehicles that people love or hate – there seems to be no in-between view. In our opinion, we think the FJ Cruiser looks great – certainly different, and a traditional old school SUV with off-road styling and performance to match – the pictures with chunky off-road tires makes it look like a special vehicle rather than something straight off the Toyota production line.

After the last model was released in 2014, Toyota were thinking of ending production, but public outcry ensured its safety, at least for another production run.

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Release date

Rumor has it that the 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser won’t actually get to the dealerships until 2017; expect it to be on the forecourts in the first quarter, no sooner than February, perhaps running in to March.

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser release date: Q1 2017

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Price

Despite being loved or loathed, Toyota has set the price reasonably up the ladder for the FJ Cruiser. Prices will start in the region of $40,000 for the base model.

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Redesign and changes

Toyota have kept the traditional and boxy styling for the updated FJ, but despite that, they have updated it considerably, including redesigned fenders, bumpers (front and rear), headlights and grille. The headlights are already using LED technology thanks to the 2014 update, but this new model will feature upgraded lighting.

The design seems slimmer, although we aren’t actually sure that it is, but it’s still very square, which is what gives the FJ Cruiser its unique look.

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Video

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Specs

Under the hood, there will be a minimum of two engines (although both are nearly identical) and rumor has it that there may be a third.

First up is a 4.0 liter V6, producing 260 BHP and 271 lb.ft of torque, then a slightly tweaked version of that motor, but still keeping it a 4.0 liter. This version will produce 280 BHP and 290 lb/ft of torque. The rumor consists of yet another 4.0 V6, but this time it features supercharging to boost the output right up to 320 BHP and a ore than useful 400 lb/ft of torque. All motors will run through a 6-speed manual transmission, driving all four wheels.

2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Interior

Inside the Cruiser, the interior is slightly more functional rather than super stylish, but it does feature a touchscreen infotainment system and will have the basics of safety features fitted as standard. No doubt that Toyota will be offering upgrades and enhancements, including leather upholstery and quality trim materials.

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  • Features4.6
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Summary

Cool-looking brutal FJ Cruiser win hearts of buyers, but Toyota decided to take it out of dealerships. However, some say they will come back with an updated SUV.

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