Back in 2017, you may have heard that Toyota was officially removing the FJ Cruiser from their model lineup all over the globe. Considering it was first launched in 2006, it was about time that the aging FJ Cruiser was replaced. The Japanese automaker even made a special version in Japan called the Final Edition to properly send off the boxy off-roader.
However, it seems that wasn’t the case. Toyota is still producing brand new FJ Cruisers to this day. In fact, you can still order a brand new unit from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) dealerships all over the country this 2020. It is also still listed on the TMP website. However, its sticker price has gone up (along with most models sold by TMP this year) and now costs Php 2,083,000.
It’s not only the Philippines where the FJ Cruiser is still being sold today. Those residing in the Middle East can also buy a brand model right off the dealership. They can even choose to customize and spec the FJ they plan to buy to their liking at the Toyota UAE website.
Interestingly, it seems that only the right-hand drive models of the FJ Cruiser were axed in 2017. Meanwhile, left-hand drive models continue to be produced at the Hamura factory in Tokyo.
For those wondering, there doesn’t seem to be anything new with the FJ Cruiser in the year 2020. Apart from the price increase, it still features the same boxy design it had when it was introduced 14 years ago. Under the hood, it continues to be powered by the same 4.0-liter V6 as the one found in the Prado.
So if you’ve been wanting to get an FJ Cruiser before, well you can still order one today. We highly suggest you do so too before the aging model is finally killed off.