Toyota FJ Cruiser added to Aussie line-up

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Published 3 September 2020

Toyota Australia announced yesterday that it will be adding the FJ Cruiser SUV to its model range.

Punters will get their first glimpse of the retro-styled model at the Sydney International Motor Show on October 15.

The FJ Cruiser shares a platform with the Toyota Prado, utilising the same independent front and solid-axle rear suspension.

The body of the FJ Cruiser is designed to mimic the classic FJ40 Landcruiser. Features include a white roof, round headlamps and rear-hinged back doors unique to the new model.

“FJ Cruiser has loads of character that isn’t found in any other SUV, let alone one that is built for off-road terrain,” said Toyota Australia’s senior executive director sales and marketing, David Buttner. “It will be a lot of fun to own and drive, satisfying those who want a modern vehicle with the boulder-crawling spirit of Toyota’s legendary off-roaders.”

The FJ Cruiser is expected to be powered by the same 178kW 4.0 litre 1GR-FE petrol V6 that’s used in the US version of the off-roader, and also in the Prado. A diesel option is likely for Australia.

The addition of a right-hand drive variant will allow Toyota to tap into new markets, possibly New Zealand… we’ll keep you updated.