Toyota FJ Cruiser is set to release the last version of this car with the 2017 model. Toyota was planning to retire this model after they released the 2014 version, but due to public outcry the manufacturer decided to give one more try. The car got a lot of mixed reactions from the public; enthusiasts completely loved the car. But the car got rejected in a lot of quarters as well. The old school SUV will definitely appeal to many of the potential buyers who appreciate strong off road vehicles.
Interior and Exterior Design
The interior of this car is pretty much updated and will need to get major updates for it to have any chance of competing with cars of its model and design. There is still an old school feel about the car; however the car is manufactured to be as comfortable as it any old SUV can get. The FJ Cruiser is also fitted with an array of features that all Toyota cars are known to have. Among the devices that the car will have are, an updated infotainment system, touch screen display as well as, heating and cooling unit. The car also has better safety and security measures which will help the driver.
The car maintains its traditional appearance which appeals to many people. The car keeps its square designed look along with its hostile look that is favored by many in the global market. The car gets completely redesigned side wings with new headlights. The car also gets newly designed bumpers. The FJ however keeps the traditional squared SUV shape, unlike its predecessor the car is designed with a slimmer figure. Many people up until this very day still prefer the traditional square shaped SUV automobiles as the design is remarkably amazing.
The 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser has a number of engine options. One option is the 4.0 liter, V6 engine that has capabilities of producing around 260 horsepower of force and 271 pounds per feet of torque. Another option is a modified version of the first engine; it is a 4.0 liter V6 engine that is capable of producing 280 horsepower and 290 pounds of torque. There are rumors that there will be a third engine option, it is said to be a 4.0 liter supercharged V6 capable of producing 320 horsepower of force and up to 400 pounds of torque per feet. The engine however is thought to be too expensive to incorporate as it will drive the price of the car up drastically. All the engines are paired to 6-speed manual transmission taking power to a 4WD system.
The only downside to this hostile looking SUV is that the car doesn’t do great when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Release Date and Price
Expect the new FJ Cruiser in the first quarter of 2017, so as early as January- February one can expect to see the car in a number of dealerships. the car is expected to start selling at $39,990 while the price may be a little bit affected with the trim the buyer wants.
The 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be best for anyone looking for and old school SUV which offers great comfort as well as great features combined with both, off road capabilities and on road. The car will interest buyers who like camping and any other out door activities.