Since the introduction of Toyota’s FJ Cruiser in 2006 (it was called a 2007), rumors run rampant that THIS was the last year of production. With forum poster trying to impress others with their insider scoop of the rigs demise, its death has been declared again and again. Yet each year Toyota has continued to release a new model year.
Toyota has announced the 2011 FJ Cruiser (FJC) will be coming off the assembly line. A couple of notable updates for the 2011 model year include:
- Two new colors
- Calvary Blue
- New Trail Teams Special Edition in Army Green
- New Audio Systems, Including Available JBL Premium System
- Standard Locking Rear Differential (standard on manual transmission/ optional for automatic)
- Improved Visibility and Rear Seat Access (Didn’t know it needed improvement)
- Standard iPod® Connectivity and XM Satellite Radio
Out of the box the FJC 4×4 has ground clearance of 9.6 inches, 260 hp @ 5,600 rpm, 271 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm, dual transfer case and a 41.84:1 crawl ratio making it a capable trail rig. In fact for 2010 Consumer Reports put the Toyota FJ Cruiser at the top of its “Best Off-Road” vehicle list.
If you want the full scoop on the upcoming 2011 FJ Cruiser take a look at the Toyota 2011 FJ Cruiser product information from Toyota’s press room.
We’re glad to see the rig is maintaining its funky style, white roof and solid off-road performance. And while it’s not voodoo… the new blue is pretty sick.
No idea how long Toyota will continue to produce this rig but we are sure it will be produced in 2011.
UPDATE: Toyota announced in 2013 that 2014 is the last year of production of the FJ Cruiser for the U.S. market. With thousands of Toyota FJ Cruisers on the road there will be plenty of them around for years to come so that everyone can continue to use them for what they were intended, off-road adventures.