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taskbearer
01-11-2005, 01:47 AM
Quoye from automotivenews.com<p> Toyota FJ Cruiser headed to U.S.<p><br>Automotive News / January 10, 2005<p>After two years of study, Toyota will bring the FJ Cruiser to America this year. The production version of the rugged two-door SUV will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, a Toyota source said. The source said it will look "very close" to the concept FJ Cruiser that debuted at the 2003 Detroit auto show. It also will carry significant cues of the original circa-1960 FJ-40 Land Cruiser, down to the identical logo. It will be imported from Japan and go on sale this fall.<p> <IMG SRC="http://toyota20032004.free.fr/images/japon/toyota/2003_fj-cruiser_10.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://toyota20032004.free.fr/images/japon/toyota/2003_fj-cruiser_11.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <br> <B>hurray!, a toyota H2.</B>

scorpio14
01-11-2005, 02:05 AM
Ok yeah its good news....BUT will it go on sale in Australia.....or only Japan and America....if so not here...then <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Questions<br> <br>Will it be produced in 5door (like a LC 100series) or only 2door?<p>Will this really be a Toyota equivilant to a Hummer H2 or not?<p>Will they use the stupid 4.7L V8 that current large SUVs use? or a new one that will later be used in the LX and LC 100series replacements? or wont it use V8 and use Turbo Diesel engines?<p>They are all my questions<p>

bolita
01-11-2005, 08:21 AM
I strongly doubt that the production FJ will be a Die Hard 4x4 like a Defender or Wrangler...<p>If it is US only, it will probably look rugged but confy for US tastes!<p>I guess I'll have to wait a few months to find out!

anonms
01-11-2005, 05:54 PM
Well, Toyota's trucks are good off-roads that feel comfortable. I don't see how the FJ Criuser can't be a die-hard 4x4 while being comfortable at the same time.<p>What I know is that this will most likely be based off of the Tacoma's platform and will probably get the Tacoma's V6, as well.<p>It'll most likely have a door setup like the Element's, given what the concept looks like.<p>This'll be to Toyota what the xTerra is to Nissan, except with a different door setup, I'd guess.

Naga Royal Guard
01-11-2005, 06:20 PM
without nissan's shoddy build quality too

spwolf
01-12-2005, 10:05 AM
FJ cruiser concept was only 4.4 m long... I doubt it will use any kind of V8, including "stupid" kind :-).<p>It will probably be based on upcoming Rav4 if you ask me...

anonms
01-12-2005, 08:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It will probably be based on upcoming Rav4 if you ask me...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, the RAV4 is going to remain Corolla-based. The FJ Criuser is going to be Tacoma-based.

taskbearer
01-13-2005, 12:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>It will probably be based on upcoming Rav4 if you ask me...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's no way toyota would base a heritage 4X4 like this on wimpy FF based 4WD. It has to be fully truck based.

Gian86
01-13-2005, 07:24 PM
I hope it will happen as well. If this car comes here, i'm really sure this 4wd will sell much well like Land Cruiser 100 series and Prado. If this happens, we have the biggest lineup of 4wd's from Toyota here. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

summersun54
01-14-2005, 05:39 AM
a will Toyota not produce a Japanese version of a hummer h1 and let everyone say how great it is, because id say if they brought out a heritage tractor and said they were going to build it everyone would be jumping over themselves saying how wonderful it is.. arent Toyota so great for producing such a unique product... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
01-17-2005, 06:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>summersun54</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a will Toyota not produce a Japanese version of a hummer h1 and let everyone say how great it is, because id say if they brought out a heritage tractor and said they were going to build it everyone would be jumping over themselves saying how wonderful it is.. arent Toyota so great for producing such a unique product... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Japanese H1? This is not a crude and unparkable vehicle.

bolita
01-18-2005, 11:28 AM
<br>13 posts [100%]<br>Dublin <p> Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser to make production (Gian05) 6:39 AM 1/14/2005 <br> <p>a will Toyota not produce a Japanese version of a hummer h1 and let everyone say how great it is, because id say if they brought out a heritage tractor and said they were going to build it everyone would be jumping over themselves saying how wonderful it is.. arent Toyota so great for producing such a unique product... <p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Japanese H1? This is not a crude and unparkable vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ummm remember the Mega Cruiser?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.toyotaoffroad.com/Articles/Toyota/MegaCruiser/Images/ExtBlue.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>source <A HREF="http://www.toyotaoffroad.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.toyotaoffroad.com</A><p>How's that for a "H1" by Toyota?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

anonms
01-18-2005, 04:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Ummm remember the Mega Cruiser?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>How's that for a "H1" by Toyota?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But is the FJ Criuser a Mega Criuser?<p>Nooooooo......

CarMattZu777
01-19-2005, 05:08 PM
Supposedly this FJ will be "affordable". I hope that means under Rav4 priced. It would be cool to have a bare bones SUV like the old ones, sub 20k.

Naga Royal Guard
01-19-2005, 06:24 PM
the Land Cruiser / Amazon/100 is based on a military chassis

RENCO
01-19-2005, 06:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>How's that for a "H1" by Toyota?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You mean by Toyota, Mitsubishi, and AM General

anonms
01-19-2005, 08:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Supposedly this FJ will be "affordable". I hope that means under Rav4 priced. It would be cool to have a bare bones SUV like the old ones, sub 20k. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>More like priced similairly to the xTerra.

spwolf
01-19-2005, 10:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Supposedly this FJ will be "affordable". I hope that means under Rav4 priced. It would be cool to have a bare bones SUV like the old ones, sub 20k. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>it will be priced similar to xB, have V8 standard, first ML audio application in Toyota, go though 140 cm of water, 3 differential locks, DVD Nav with world map and 12" in dash screen...<p>

anonms
01-19-2005, 10:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>it will be priced similar to xB, have V8 standard, first ML audio application in Toyota, go though 140 cm of water, 3 differential locks, DVD Nav with world map and 12" in dash screen...<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Nothing like good ol' sarcasm. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

CarMattZu777
01-20-2005, 05:57 PM
Xterra priced isnt all that affordable anymore. They are talking 25K for the base model for the new one. To me, affordable is sub 20K. I think a barebones 2 door SUV would be cool, and shouldnt be priced more than RAV4.

anonms
01-20-2005, 08:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Xterra priced isnt all that affordable anymore. They are talking 25K for the base model for the new one. To me, affordable is sub 20K. I think a barebones 2 door SUV would be cool, and shouldnt be priced more than RAV4.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Barebones? This ain't an ECHO. The FJ'll probably match the xTerra feature-for-feature.

Naga Royal Guard
01-20-2005, 08:29 PM
just a truck based PT crusier

CarMattZu777
01-21-2005, 05:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Barebones? This ain't an ECHO. The FJ'll probably match the xTerra feature-for-feature.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Toyota has too many SUVs priced from 20K to 30K range. There is Rav4, Highlander, and 4Runner. Seqioua isnt too far off either. It would be redundant to have ANOTHER 20-30K Toyota SUV. They should target people who would otherwise buy a Sorento, Escape, Liberty, or any other SUV priced under 20K.<p>I see an SUV with manual trans, no power windows, 2 doors of course, not really a great interior, and possibly removable top. Just the basics, like the orignal Land Cruiser. Price it from 16K and you have a winner. Thats what Toyota should do.

scorpio14
01-21-2005, 09:09 PM
Bumped into this today<p><A HREF="http://www.auto123.com/en/info/news/news,view.spy?artid=34921&pg=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto123.com/en/info...&pg=1</A><p>source: Auto123<p>"FJ Cruiser debuts at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, February 9th. "<p>it says it'll most likely use a 2.7L Inline 4, turbo deisel engines and 4.0L V6....<p>

nismo
01-21-2005, 11:08 PM
This is a very interesting truck. I like that they're offering a 4-cyl since the Xterra only comes in V6 now. Good for gas. Well from what I can see and from what I'm reading i'm guessing its not that big(?). Car companies would make soo much money if they came out with a Hummer for the youth. Smaller, cheaper, better on gas, but still tough and trendy looking... I'd get one. It wouldn't even really have to be a "true" off-roader.

Flagship
01-22-2005, 03:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>summersun54</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a will Toyota not produce a Japanese version of a hummer h1 and let everyone say how great it is, because id say if they brought out a heritage tractor and said they were going to build it everyone would be jumping over themselves saying how wonderful it is.. arent Toyota so great for producing such a unique product... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Toyota FJ Cruiser is not a version or copy of the Hummer H1 but a copy of the first FJ Land Cruiser in the 1960s that shows the heritage of the orginal.<br>Look----&gt; <A HREF="http://www.brian894x4.com/LC40.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brian894x4.com/LC40.html</A>

scorpio14
01-22-2005, 09:56 PM
Wait could the FJ Cruiser replace the Cruiser 78series thats sold in Australia and Japan??<p>78series<br><IMG SRC="http://lc78.toyota.com.au/TWP/Upload/Image/127_b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://lc78.toyota.com.au/TWP/Upload/Image/2514_b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>in Japan they call it something else and they also have a 5door version wagon<p>its been around fa decades....i think<p>IT would be good it was...i'd like to c it as a ute/truck<br>

anonms
01-23-2005, 01:43 PM
That's very likely.

bolita
01-24-2005, 01:25 PM
You think? I don know. Unless of course the Series 78 as it is called does not comply with some safety standards in some of the markets where it is being sold (same problems for the LR Defender...)

spwolf
01-24-2005, 04:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You think? I don know. Unless of course the Series 78 as it is called does not comply with some safety standards in some of the markets where it is being sold (same problems for the LR Defender...)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>of course not.. Only reason Series 78 is being sold is as reliabile, like a rock 4x4 for cheap. It will never be replaced, it can only be shut down.<p>Based on engines, I would not doubt that this is going to be slighly bigger than Rav4 and smaller than 4Runner, on platform similar to 4Runner (IMV project?).<p>So anywhere from 20k to 30k most likely... This car is going to be true SUV, so its competition could only be 4Runner. However they will probably position it at lower scale and then make it cool enough that they wont compete.<p>For me, it actually make sense for it to be car-based SUV BUT all the releases mention off road ruggedness and that means true truck!

boston
01-26-2005, 02:50 AM
For this one, think of an FJ front end crossed with the original 2 door 4 runner style of truck, but with an access door and based on todays Tacoma.

Velocitas
01-27-2005, 12:32 PM
There is some potential in this, depending on the specs. A turbodiesel engine would be a big plus in it's favor, as would a very robust 4x4 driveline. It will be interesting to see if there is any kind of open air option -- perhaps in the form of a very large sunroof.<p>If this is indeed Tacoma based, will it share the Taco's wheelbase or will it be shorter? The concept FJ Cruiser looked to have some very good approach and departure angles, and a shorter wheelbase would make this thing a nice rock-climber, potentially.<p>For those questioning where this fits in the market, I would hope that it's in the realm of "true off-roaders" and not simply another "active lifestyle" type SUV, or "sporty SUV". Toyota has a tremendous history and reputation off-road, and some of their other models have become a bit too soft (4Runner and Land Cruiser). <p>Edit: Of course, I am writing from a North American perspective, as we don't have the Series 78 here, unfortunately.<br>

LEXUS FAN!
02-02-2005, 05:36 PM
<A HREF="http://www.toyota.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.toyota.com</A>/<p>it will be unveiled on feb. 9