Last information said that 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is being prepared, which means that previous rumors about its cut in productions were just rumors. However, now these have switched to new model, claiming 2017 year model is going to be the last one for now. Until then, 2017 FJ Cruiser is going to reminiscence us to its classic days. This really could be the end of the crossover, since production cost is high. Company needed to use a lot more lightweight materials to stay competitive, but that costs a lot and final price of this SUV could be slightly higher because of this.
2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser powertrain
The 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is looking for big engine to get huge amount of power. Its output for new model will be around 300 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. It could come from 4.0-l DOHV V6 unit with 2TRD. This engine sends power through 6-speed manual transmission to all wheels. Also, rear-wheel drive is an option, but then, powerplant is mated to a 5-speed automated gearbox that transforms power to rear wheels. These combinations, with lighter vehicle should bring more much better fuel economy, but there are no hints from company about close number. Current FJ Cruiser crossover has 18 mpg combined, which must be topped from new SUV.
2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser redesign
Overall look of the 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser should remind us on previous editions of this classic SUV. However, modern innovations are included into design of the crossover, making it very unique. Ground clearance is high, allowing FJ Cruiser to beat toughest terrains and weather conditions. Comparing to previous model, new side wings, fenders and bumpers will be installed. Frame is the same, but all new features makes this crossover refreshed. Less boxy look and slimmer styling are another highlights, and with 17-ich wheels it aims to lure younger users.
2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser release date and price
Starting from $40.000, vehicle is slightly more expensive than its main competitors. However, this could change until 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser appears. It is certain that crossover is going to presented at one of the biggest car shows, but we still don’t know any timetable for it.