Toyota Set to Revive the FJ Cruiser with New Short-Wheelbase LandCruiser

Jacob Brooke
November 8, 2023
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Toyota has teased at the introduction of a new model in its LandCruiser range, named the 'FJ' LandCruiser. This model, a short-wheelbase version, is positioned to compete in the same segment as the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco.

This news comes recently after a slew of announcements by Toyota at the Japan Mobility Show, regarding upcoming Land Cruiser variants - read more here!

This comes after Land Cruiser fans picked up on the fact that Toyota applied for a trademark with the name "Land Cruiser FJ" just over a week ago, according to this forum post.

Trademark publication from 7th November 2023, Japan

Engine Specifications and Options

The anticipated engine for the Australian market is a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, similar to the 2024 Prado, with mild-hybrid technology for fuel efficiency. For the North American market, petrol engines are being considered, including 2.4-litre turbo-petrol options in both standard and hybrid forms.

2024 Prado revealed in August this year

Design and Features

The design of the FJ LandCruiser is influenced by the classic FJ Cruiser, including a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. It is expected to use the TNGA-F ladder-frame chassis, with a shorter wheelbase for off-road performance.

Toyota's Compact Cruiser EV Concept

Interior Design

The interior design is likely to be similar to the full-size Prado, featuring a 12.3-inch central touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster.

Global Strategy and Expansion

The introduction of the FJ LandCruiser is part of Toyota's wider strategy to expand the LandCruiser range, which may include a more affordable model based on the Corolla Cross and an electric version in the future.

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