• Jan 16, 2008
Click image for a gallery of the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams in Detroit

While walking around the Toyota display during the last day of the NAIAS press preview, we encountered an FJ Cruiser we'd never seen before tucked iaway in the corner. Finished in white with a white roof along with black wheels and accents, it featured "Trail Teams" badging on the IP and bodywork and "PROTOTYPE" lettering on the rear window. We rang up Toyota to get the skinny, and found out that this vehicle is coming in February.

A limited edition truck in the vein of the all-black FJ Cruiser TRD Special Edition that was offered last year, 3,200 FJ Trail Teams will be built, each with the white-and-black motif you see here. In addition to the exclusive color combo, the FJ Trail Teams' standard equipment list includes 16" TRD wheels, a TRD exhaust, rock rails, skid plates, auxiliary lamps, all-weather floormats, and the contents the Off Road Package that's optional on regular FJs. Inside, white body-color inserts can be found in the door panels and on the stereo surround, and the knobs for the shifter and transfer case are metallic. Pricing for this spiffy-looking new FJ variant hasn't been announced yet, but we should know more before its launch next month.

[Source: Toyota]



PRESS RELEASE:

Following the success of the FJ Cruiser TRD limited edition, Toyota is pleased to introduce the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Edition. White roof and body with black trim pieces sets this FJ apart from the rest. Standard features include specially-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers, BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tires with custom 16-inch TRD alloy wheels, Cyclone air cleaner, differential lock and A-TRAC, TRD exhaust system, rock rails, all-weather floor mats, front bumper-mounted auxiliary lights, and front and rear skid plates. Only 3,200 units will be produced in 2008. Pricing will be announced closer to launch in early February.


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      • 7 Years Ago

      A Land Rover Defender is better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fugly!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      If only they brought the diesel to the US.....Really
      lln9
      • 2 Years Ago
      any chance you CAN tell me what color the 2013 fj cruiser will be,.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those shifter knobs are ridiculous -- they look like Star Wars light sabers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So far I've only seen one of these that had a sticker price under $25k. This will be over 30. With the locker, manual trans, and no roof-rack they're a nice start.
      Cracked frame (inner fender)- even some without replacement bumpers are cracking, but with this type of vehicle, I should be able to use a QUALITY bumper, like the ARB. Those are very well designed units.
      • 6 Years Ago
      its a toy, i want one, blue and white plz
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like a Tortoise.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In order to compete in this segment you had better bring some credibility and respect. Otherwise people that own vehicles with legitamate off-road ability with never give it to you. The old TJ had it, but they Camryfied this FJ, trying to appeal to everyone, not people in this niche market. They had an excellent opportunity here with the FJ, and in my opionion blew it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If the sliders and other equipment are real suggested improvements from Toyota's FJ Trail Team and not just dinky add-ons like the factory front skidplate, this should be cool.
      John
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do people really spend 30 to 40 thousand dollars and then take these things trailing? The percentage of people that do has to be very small.
      • 7 Years Ago
      they showed this at sema fyi
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