Located deep in the back left corner of Toyota’s featured image Its announced fleet of futuristic electric vehicles is the model that arguably has the potential to be the biggest highlight of them all: the Compact Cruiser EV.
Even from afar, it’s clear what it is: a rebirth Cruiser FJ, though smaller, electric and almost certainly intersection. The front design is unmistakable even when Brand Round headlights have been replaced for more modern LED units. Profiles show a more conventional squarish rear end and proper four doors. The FJ Cruiser has a semi-hinged rear door. It also hardly looks like a concept. If Toyota didn’t build something 90% like this, we’d be surprised.
Indeed, considering the level received Ford Bronco Sport already, it’s no surprise that Toyota will look to create something similar inspired by the company’s own off-roading icons, Land Cruiser and next is the retro homage of the FJ Cruiser. Also, keep in mind that the FJ Cruiser was still a huge hit years after Toyota discontinued them, with really insane valuations for those produced in later production years with miles. low and/or the hugely popular Trail Teams version. They go north from the original asking price, while even the high mileage ones go around the original MSRP. And that was the case before used car price has become attractive.
In other words, the FJ Cruiser is more popular today than it was when it first appeared, which means that Toyota needs to bring the Compact Cruiser EV to market as soon as possible. Of course, it would obviously be a a lot of cars vary, but with what seems like a lot of headroom and Toyota’s experience in building serious off-road machines, it could have real potential on rock and mud. That electricity will icing on the cake. This is one of the fun things.