Back in 2006, there was born a 4WD legend called Toyota FJ Cruiser. This Japanese hero ruled all kinds of roads for a long time before its manufacturers discontinued it. Rumormongers had suggested that we would never get to see it again. But I am pleased to announce to all petrol heads that this "handsome" machine is back in business! The 2018 Toyota FJ Cruiser is like a flashback of the previous model but with more refined features. Although many people were happy with the earlier version, the manufacturer was forced to discontinue it because of an extremely high production cost.
The story of the 2018 Toyota FJ Cruiser is cast with a bitter-sweet ending since although it is making a comeback; there are no guarantees whether Toyota will continue manufacturing it. In other words, this is possibly the last we will see of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. We would, therefore, advise all its lovers to grab it while it's still on offer. Its likely to move faster than hot pancakes!
Which design did Toyota choose for the 2018 FJ Cruiser?
The 2018 FJ Cruiser will look something like a high end, 4WD Hummer or Jeep. It has been redesigned and improved to include some modern features while still maintaining the same old-school SUV design. It comes with a bigger, improved fender, fresh side wings as well as a new and bigger rear bumper. The manufacturers have intentionally built it with a styling that is versatile so that the vehicle can be used in different terrains and under all weather conditions. It is unique and appealing to many people who love the balance between contemporary accents and the old type of frame.
What about the interior?
Well, the first thing you will notice is that this SUV has a very spacious interior, with more legroom and headroom. The 2018 FJ Cruiser comes with fitted parking sensors, an advanced air conditioning unit, seating straps, satellite radio, safety bags, Wireless Bluetooth link, two huge mirrors, a modernized stereo system with USB, USB phone connectivity, large display screen with the touchscreen interface, ear car parking sensors as well as AUX connections, cruise controls and steering controls that are very easy to use.
The seats also offer comfort since they are mated with leather-like materials. Three rows of seats come standard. The seats can easily handle rough conditions since they are quite durable.? However, they have no lumbar support and therefore they may not offer enough comfort when traveling on long-distance journeys.
How much does it cost and when will it be released?
The release date of the 2018 Toyota FJ Cruiser is yet to be determined, but the manufacturer has assured the consumers that the "monster" will be making its comeback in a time not very far from now. We hope that we enjoy the magnificence of this tough guy before the end of the year. It is estimated that one will spend $28,000 to acquire the base model.
Which engine does the 2018 Toyota FJ Cruiser rock?
This highly awaited vehicle rocks a 4.0-liter V6 engine, it produces 260HP and 271 lb-ft torque. It offers a very smooth ride thanks to a five-speed transmission. It comes with a diff lock and a manual four-wheel drive. The engine is so good that it only needs 9 seconds to move from zero to 100kph. It also features an A-track system. What's even cooler is the fact that the FJ Cruiser produces a sound that will remind you of a Porsche.