21 February 2011 / Vehicles
Toyota's new FJ Cruiser combines elements of the classic Land Cruiser FJ40 with modern proportions and an assertive stance.
Toyota designed the FJ Cruiser with a wide grille, upright windscreen, rear access doors and 17 inch alloy wheels for a strong, modern appeal.
The combination of a large body, high waist and wide cabin suggest space and strength.
Front-end styling cues include a wide grille incorporating round headlamps. FJ Cruiser is the only Toyota vehicle to use the name 'Toyota' spelled out across the grille, instead of the corporate emblem.
The windscreen has an unusual three-arm wiper system to ensure maximum visibility through the wide windscreen.
In side view, the tapered roofline and short overhangs front and rear create an athletic, forward-leaning silhouette.
FJ Cruiser's side view highlights its eye-catching high waistline look and practical off-road features such as black over-fender flares.
FJ Cruiser has wrap-around rear corner windows, and the classic-style white roof is a standard feature with all exterior colours.
Rear access doors give the appearance of a two-door vehicle while providing easy entry and exit for rear seat passengers.
The rear design features include a large luggage door, hinged on the passenger's side, and a full spare wheel cover housing the reversing camera.
The back door has a glass hatch with can be opened independently of the main door, to provide easier access to the cargo area in tight spaces.
Silver-painted exterior mirrors with black edging enhance the vehicle's rugged image.
FJ Cruiser's bumpers are lightweight resin, front and rear - with silver highlights to match the grille and exterior mirrors.
The rear side, quarter and back windows feature privacy glass.
FJ Cruiser will initially be offered in nine exterior colours: Iceberg, Sun Fusion, Voodoo Blue, Brick, Silver Fresco, Ebony, Army Green, Sandstorm and Storm. All exterior colours feature an FJ40-inspired white roof.