The well-known boxy model coming from Toyota brand has been known as TJ Cruiser and it was discontinued for the American market in 2014. Well, according to the information we have got, the new 2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser will hit the Japanese showrooms as a 2018 model. The concept was revealed at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show.
When it comes to exterior of the 2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser, you can definitely expect an urban and unique design. The abbreviation “TJ” stands for “toolbox” and “joy”, so you can hope for both – a useful and fun car. The new TJ will improve its efficiency and off-road capability. It will be strong, edgy and stiff in appearance. Its giant dimensions and high-strength materials that this model will be made from will simply allow it to put up with any kind of terrains or conditions. When it comes to platform, the new TJ Cruiser will be using the unibody Toyota New Global Architecture, known as TNGA platform that has already been seen on the current and next-generation models such as CH-R, Prius and Camry. This car will have a pair of sliding rear doors resembling the ones seen on the minivan models. Its fenders will be made of strong materials resistant to dirt and scratches.
Due to its giant dimensions, that we have already mentioned, the new 2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser will provide a spacious and comfortable cabin inside. We remind you that this car will be first of all practical which means that it will perfectly accommodate up to four adult passengers but also carry any type of cargo you need. All the seats except the driver’s can be folded flat so you can get even larger cargo room. The interior of the new TJ Cruiser will be modern and acquire straight lines. Being the next-generation car, we believe that Toyota will upgrade the technology features and get a touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system and many other modern options. It should also use the high-quality materials to furnish the cabin and the seats and include the necessary safety systems and driver assist features.
It has been said that the new 2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser will use a hybrid powertrain under its hood. Namely, this car will use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that will be combined with at least one electric motor. The total output and other numbers have not been confirmed yet as well as the transmission. However, we have been informed that the new TJ Cruiser will offer a choice of a front-wheel and all-wheel-drive system.
2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser Release Date and Price
The 2018 Toyota TJ Cruiser should make its debut and hit the Japanese showrooms by the end of this year, but it has not been announced yet whether this car is coming back to the American market. The price details have still been a mystery.
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