Toyota is a brand with many faces: it reigns among hybrid cars, it restores the hope of the petrolhead with an affordable sports range signed by GR Sport and it has a presence in off-roaders that there are models like Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser. Now, it seems that its off-road range will be extended by a compact 4×4.
This is something that has been speculated for a long time, but now it seems to be confirmed because a Japanese company has registered a new name in Japan: Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Yes, it is the same name already used for its legendary 4×4, but since it stopped being produced, everything indicates that it is the name of a new entry-level member of the family.
It can be an isolated track, but two points make a line, and in this case there are more than one pair. The next aspect that points in this direction is the fact that, during the presentation of the new installment of Land Cruiseran image was seen with a silhouette showing a compact-sized SUV.
The end is from the front, with the presentation in 2021 of Toyota Compact Cruiser EVprototype illustrating these lines.
Given the point where it is Toyota At the moment, not everything is known about the model, starting with which platform it will use and which operating systems it will use. The Japanese brand has a lot to choose from and may decide to offer it with different machines depending on the market where it is sold.
What the rumors indicate is that it will be part of the compact segment, with dimensions consistent with the Toyota Corolla Cross. For now, most of them are speculations and we will wait for the company to comment on this matter.