Style and Substance: FJ Cruiser for Australia
Aug 8, 2010 By Toyota Australia.
Toyota's rugged retro-styled FJ Cruiser off-roader will feature at the Australian International Motor Show in October and will go on sale in 2011. (Overseas model shown).
Toyota is set to expand its range in Australia with the rugged retro looks and solid off-road performance of the FJ Cruiser.
FJ Cruiser comes to Australia with both style and substance – loads of character while being truly in its element in off-road terrain.
With looks like no other SUV, it promises to be lots of fun to own and drive while satisfying those who crave the boulder-crawling spirit of Toyota's earliest 4WD vehicles.
The retro-inspired styling is reminiscent of the legendary FJ40 LandCruiser sold here from the 1960s: the boxy shape, near-vertical windscreen with three wipers, white roof and wrap-around rear windows.
The modern vehicle also captures this heritage with its body-on-frame structure, short wheelbase, stocky appearance and the arrangement of its headlights and grille.
FJ Cruiser will be the only Toyota vehicle to use the name Toyota spelled out across the grille, instead of the corporate emblem.
A powerful engine, dual-range 4WD, excellent ground clearance and ample suspension articulation will deliver the off-road prowess implied by its "Cruiser" badge.
FJ Cruiser is the second brand-enhancing vehicle inside 12 months, following the recent launch of the eye-catching Rukus.
The Australian International Motor Show will be held in Sydney from October 15.