• Nov 1, 2006
John Neff reports from SEMA that Toyota's FJ Cruiser Soft Top concept is fairly cool, with its supercharged 4.7-liter V8 and removable top. But the short, Hummer H2 SUT-like bed in back seems more useful as a beer cooler than for hauling sizeable quantities of stuff. GM recently saw the limited appeal of the H2's diminutive bed and appears to have given the forthcoming H3 SUT more room for junk in its trunk. The FJ Cruiser's tiny bed is further limited by the lack of a passenger compartment pass-through.

Other features of the concept include 33-inch Mickey Thompsons on 18-inch AR wheels, TRD brakes, TRD exhaust and a droppable rear window.

(Photo gallery after the jump)

Toyota FJ Cruiser Soft Top


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ghostdoggy, ALL those other countries had low sulfur diesel, which the U.S. did not have til a month ago. Very few manufacturers have emissions legal diesels for sale in 2007. VW is selling 2006s and no 2007s...except for Toureg. If it were possible to sell a diesel here...they would offer it. You can't just put an engine in something and sell it if it ain't legal and or there is no fuel for it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was also considering an FJ, but the little lady couldn't handle the blind spots/rear visibility. She'd go for this in an instant. We need something for hunting/fishing/camping and she's pushing for a new Wrangler.....

      Toyota, if you're listening: build it. You have a customer waiting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw this in person and did not care for it much. The TRD Limited Edition FJ Cruiser was really nice tho.

      http://www.fjcruiserforums.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      AS usual.. another ugly vehicle from tyotie.. all of their cars and trucks are ugly.. oh well old folks dont pay much attention to looks.. the blue hair special... tyotie
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am the only one that thinks this thing is ugly? My neighbor down the street traded in his maroon 350Z for a maroon one of these. Every time I see it I throw up a little in my mouth.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Swing out rear doors? A cargo bed not big enough for anything? 2 door model only? If this was a Hummer or Jeep it would not even be on this blog! Toyota could build a turd with throwup on top, put it on wheels and you all think its great! Fools
      • 8 Years Ago
      At last, you can see out of the back!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh, I get it. I have always associated "soft top" with convertibles, but is not a convertible. It just has a fabric sunroof. Duh. I guess it's not as cool as I thought.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I actually like the color and look of this. Looks quite nice... and yes. I'm in the market looking for something like this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ...still waiting for full - actual - soft top...
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a piece of crap! The rear bed is just wide enough for a gas can? Total junk! It makes an already ugly piece of junk even more usless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Assuming those blacked out areas by the C pillars are glass, it's a big improvement on rear view visibility. Give it a raised safari-style roof and you'll almost be able to see out of the thing.
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