Toyota is releasing its 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser as one of the revived vehicles for the upcoming season. Toyota could not lay to rest their FJ Cruiser brand and will rehash it for another period. The model is going to have all the makings of the classic model and will subsequently been updated with the newest and most necessary contemporary features. The modal now portrays all the things which were missing in the past models as the update is here to address some past failures.
The original FJ Cruiser was introduced to the audience in 2003 and lasted for around a decade. The model was actually not a success at first but with some time and a lot of enthusiasts the model started selling. But the numbers have slowly dropped over the years which lead for the car to unofficially being discontinued with the 2014 model. Unofficially was correct as the 2017 will be another attempt to bring back the vehicle to the mainstream market.
What the previous models have done for the brand is not that a lot and the sales have significantly declined for the last model. The 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is going to attempt to bring back the brand to its rightful path. It is projected that fans of the model and car enthusiast will be happy to see it back for another run. But the car needs to attract much more audiences in order to address the sales problems. That is way the remodeling has been done in a modernistic way and it was seen from the early released photos in which direction they are going.
Here is a review about the return of the FJ Cruiser which will tell you that you need to know about the car.
2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser Exterior Update
For the exterior of their 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser design, the makers of the car went for something a little bit traditional. The model will certainly be much more appealing to the original fans of the car and also the people who have already gotten used to the appearance. We are seeing a squared look with the traditional squared SUV look. It does manage to look a little bit hostile and aggressive than before and this is what the modern updates bring to the table. The side wings of the car have been completely redesign and the same thing goes for the headlights of the car. It also manages to adopt a slimmer figure compared to before and this is something that a lot of new fans will like seeing in their FJ Cruiser design.
The model is also designed to add a lot of pieces which are going to help it become a better all-terrain vehicle. There are some elements added, like better protection for the tires, that is going to help the car gain a better potential when treading the roads less traveled. The stability of the car is great and the maneuvering is also well balanced and the car does not have any problems when being set on different kinds of terrains. But the structure of the car is a bit heavy which might affect a lot of parts for the car. Although it helps the safety and also manages to help the car achieve some feats that otherwise would be unattainable, the fuel economy and other driving characteristics would have been a lot better with some lighter materials used.
The inside of the 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is supposed to address issues that the previous model had. The look of the inside was considered as being a bit outdated. The car has not look well for long time already and it was supposed to bring forth an updated a long time already. But unfortunately, not much is done to update the car’s look on the inside and we get something similar that we had before. The design is almost the same with some updates addressing the comfort and the entertainment of the vehicle.
Now there are going to be some added elements which are supposed to make the car be a bit more modern. The additions are going to include new durable materials which are soft and comfortable for this kind of a model. Also some comfort features like heating and cooling is made as well as entertainment though a completely new touchscreen display. The changes made could do a lot of good but we feel it is not enough to spark the car for a better grade.
Under the hood we actually have more options for the 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The base version is the four liter V6 engine which can easily make 260 horsepower with a torque of 271 pounds per feet. The secondary engine is actually a revamped version of the base option and is made to bring more power and can produce 280 horsepower and a torque of 290 pounds per feet. These two engines, although they bring a lot of power they do not manage to help with the fuel mileage, which might affect the overall car. There is a third version which is the supercharged four liter V6 system that can make 320 horsepower and a torque of 400 pounds per feet and is the strongest option, but it too does not offer favorable specs in terms of fuel economy. All of the engines are matted to a six speed manual transmission which sends the power to a four-wheel drive system.
Release Date and Price
The news about the release date of the 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is going to be made soon. But we do know that the car is going to be available by mid-2017 when the sales are set to start. In order to own this car you have to be ready to spend $39,990 for its base MSRP price.