You may find the new name 2017 Toyota FJ unexpected, but we must surprise you and said that they have worked on it for almost 10 years. The name behind it is Jonathan Ward and his company Toyota Land Cruisers, a company mostly focused on old Toyota models, which they restore and sell as new ones. That is the reason why it is not surprising that Toyota gave this interesting task to them. The result is cooperation with ICON; a company specialized for trucks and big machines and surely this baby born in this fascinating marriage.
As both ICON and TLC has been focused on old traditional models made in Toyota in between 1960 and 1983, the design, shape, and details on 2017 Toyota FJ are expectedly similar to models made in that period of time. That includes sharp edges, squared literally sharp front grille, with metallic rods as protection. Small rounded front lights and spinner for rope are something which will be recognized by many drivers from that age. It can be two or four doors truck, on shorter or longer wheelbase, but design and decoration will be the same on both versions. The most interesting thing is a new kind of color, which is not applied traditionally on the metal sheet but glued as the cover made of small pieces of color. This prolongs the duration of color on the truck.
As the 2017 Toyota FJ is a custom made model, it will have parts in the cabin made on customers’ demands. That includes specially designed seats made of quality fabric, leather on as the combination of both, two or even three rows of seats instead of extra towing space behind and many other things. However, new Toyota will not be old fashioned in term of technology, having the modern devices and equipment in there.
Even though we expected the same engine as on Chevrolet models, meaning something like 6.2-liter V8 that has not happened with 2017 Toyota FJ whatsoever. They put 5.7-liter V8 with aluminum LS cylinder instead. We could see that type on Corvette made between 1994 and 2004. It has 440 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, paired with six-speed manual transmission. The engine has water protection and capability of sending the power to rear or all wheels. For protections, there are special Brembo brakes with fibers.
2017 Toyota FJ
Company site said that 2017 Toyota FJ should cost around $180,000, but with all additions, customer can offer and other equipment the price could go over $210,000.