• Oct 30, 2007
click above image to view more live shots of the Toyota FJ Runner

Toyota tapped MV Designz in Santa Ana, CA, to fuse two of its most off-road capable creations into one semi-coherent package. The result is the FJ Runner, essentially a 4Runner with an FJ front clip, which Toyota describes as "ruggedness personified." We think it's the proverbial question that no one asked, but equipping the "FJ-R" with all the required gear – 20-inch alloys, Nitto Mud Grapplers, Stoptech brakes and a host of ICE – has made it a true SEMA player.

All the details and specs are posted after the jump in Toyota's press release.




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PRESS RELEASE

FJ Runner
10/30/2007

For almost 24 years, 4Runner has been identified as a rugged off-road vehicle. The FJ Runner project blends the legendary heritage and DNA of the FJ Cruiser and 4Runner into an invincible mid-SUV. Imagine extreme rugged off-road styling outside while ruggedness is personified inside with a durable rubber-type floor and rear deck material in addition to water-repellant seating material capable of shedding liquids.

The FJ Runner has been lifted giving it serious off-road agility, and equipped with Nitto Mud Grappler™ tires. Inside, FJ Runner has been designed with comfortable seating, balanced with an Alpine state-of-the-art navigation, rear seat entertainment and audio systems that deliver an unparalleled sound experience.

MV Designz of Santa Ana, Calif. created the FJ Runner project vehicle.

FJ RUNNER SPECIFICATIONS

Alpine Audio System
-8 speakers, model #SPR-17S< SPR-17C
-(2) Subwoofer Model # SWR-1042D
-XM satellite radio
-HD included
-Amp 1 400 watts, model # PDX-4.100
-Amp 2 600 watts, model # PDX-1.600

Alpine Multimedia System
-Screen is 8 inches, model #TME-M860
-Control Unit Model # VPA-B222
-Navigation model # NVE-N872a
-HD Radio - Model # TUA-T500HD
-IPOD Nano

Alpine Rear Entertainment System
-7 inch monitors, model#PKG-M780
-2 headrest monitors, not remote controlled and 1 in dash; dash is remote controlled

Wheels and Tires
- 20-inch alloys
- Nitto Mud Grapplers 33x12.5x20

Brakes
Stoptech


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it better than the production FJ - less like a tonka-come-to-life, more like a real truck (and with smaller blind spots hopefully)
      • 7 Years Ago
      My god your medication isn't working, get help, anyone that could even picture this hideous thing in there mind needs locked away.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No, I think some journalists are incapable of closing them properly, though (check the Cobalt).

      • 7 Years Ago
      The hood being popped is a little annoying. I like the concept. If the fender surrounds were formed tube instead of plastic, that'd be great. I could do without weird aluminum looking stuff.
      I guess te rear door handle didn't make it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Trying thier damnedest to clear inventory...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love it. Please make one. The FJ looks and the extra room make this a great rig that looks fantastic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uhhh.... what's wrong with the hood? Can't it close??? TOO MUCH ENGINE????? ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      something about it looks as beautiful as a nerd with glasses
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota needs to seriously consider hiring some designers. These guys from the night-shift custodial team ain't making it.
      One word - FUGLY
      • 7 Years Ago
      "We think it's the proverbial question that no one asked"

      To be fair, doesn't this cheap jab apply to basically every car at SEMA?

      -SimianSpeedster
      • 7 Years Ago
      Far from a question no one asked, this couuld be the answer to: Why can't they make an FJCruiser you can see out of!