Insider: Toyota to terminate production of the FJ Cruiser

Insider: Toyota to terminate production of the FJ Cruiser image

Marcus De Guzman / | May 12, 2016 18:00

Toyota FJ Cruiser may be axed soon

Toyota's homage to the original J40 Land Cruiser may soon be consigned to the history books.

According to a reliable source within Toyota, the company is set to cease production of the FJ Cruiser by August, finishing its decade-long life cycle. Sitting on a platform derived from the Land Cruiser Prado, it was known for its prowess off the beaten path, along with its powerful 4.0-liter V6 that is married to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and 4WD system.

As its last hurrah in the US market, Toyota revealed the limited-run FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition at the 2013 SEMA Show. It gets a more rugged off-road kit, along with TRD and Bilstein suspension components.

Last 2013, Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) was able to bring the FJ Cruiser to the country by taking advantage of the JPEPA agreement. This allowed TMP to price it lower than similarly-sized SUVs.

According to our source, TMP will run out the remaining stocks and orders of the FJ Cruiser until the end of the 2016.