The Toyota FJ Cruiser is not long for this world. According to the manufacturer's own fleet website, the rugged FJ will be discontinued after the 2014 model year, with the companies final orders due in June of next year.

Toyota first launched the FJ Cruiser in 2006 as a 2007 model, and aside from minor year-over-year changes, it has not been substantially updated. The FJ is the modern successor to the original FJ40 Land Cruiser that Toyota produced from the 1960s all the way up through 1984, when the automaker decided to better focus on its larger, four-door Land Cruiser line. Currently, it uses a 4.0-liter V6 engine with either rear- or four-wheel drive, and is available with either a five-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Interestingly, word of the FJ's demise comes not long after Toyota's US boss, Bill Fay, reaffirmed his company's commitment to body-on-frame trucks in late July.

Also of interest, Toyota's fleet website states that the 2014 model year Prius range will have "minor updates," though it's unclear what those are as of this writing. When Autoblog reached out to confirm these developments with Toyota, spokesman Curt McCallister reminded us, "As is our corporate policy, we don't discuss future products beyond the present or upcoming model year."


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      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      You have to be a real off-roader nut to get one of these, kind of like a Wrangler but with even poorer visibility. I've driven one (in a Manual, no less) and while I would never want to own it, I definitely respect its serious abilities. Along with the 86, a shining star in Toyota's fleet of beige.
      Khalifa
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is a great offroader. Very good car and in the middle east it sells very well here. In the UAE young people love to tune it with TRD supercharger and exhaust, very fun car to drive.
      James B
      • 1 Year Ago
      KBB rated the FJ Cruiser as the #1 resale value vehicle in the country: http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-top-10-cars-2013/ Surprising, then, that Toyota only sells about 13000 of them each year. Any economist would tell you that if used car values are high, that the factory isn't selling enough new cars. When done right, these can be an awesomely capable and visually striking vehicle: http://imageshack.us/a/img69/7728/fvmt.jpg 2011 Trail Teams FJ, lifted/armored
      crstline99
      • 1 Year Ago
      We love love love our FJ... Guess we'll be hanging on to it now!
      dearest rat
      • 1 Year Ago
      They look a lot better without the contrasting roof, although I kinda dig the AOL Autos picture of it in beige. Never thought I'd like a car in beige...
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always liked some of the bravely colored models, yellow, bright blue, but at the end of the day it's (strangely) a very small vehicle inside, and visibility was downright terrible. Its decently priced, but offers almost nothing you can't find in a better vehicle.
        Suzq044
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        i noticed they were always port-a-potty colors though.. i could not help but laugh because they have the white roof.
      cricket
      • 1 Year Ago
      thank goodness, maybe they could work on bringing a real offroad vehicle over like the land cruiser 70
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jeep will be rejoicing.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Why? It's not like many sales were taken away. The target audiences while very similar seem to have very different needs/wants/desires from a vehicle.
      Scott Mastrocinque
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bought my 2014 Halloween evening. LOVE IT. I will drive it until it dies, which given that my first car, a 1976 Toyota Corolla SR5 lasted 465,000 miles, it should be many many years! As a liner note, I have to laugh at the reviews on the Internet comparing the FJ to Jeeps and Rovers. Jeeps and Rovers are garbage. They fall apart within the first 5 years of ownership. There is a reason why Toyota is the premier automobile manufacturer in the world. They make exceptional products! The FJ is AWESOME.
      rkbujinkan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly overpriced junk. On paper it looks like an off-road vehicle. Ill go drive my real off-road vehicle. JEEP Rubicon.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rkbujinkan
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          breitling65
          • 1 Year Ago
          Wrangler been used by people who could consider them-self as males, anybody else should enjoy soft Lexus or Rav4.
          rkbujinkan
          • 1 Year Ago
          It really sounds like your the retard. You obviously don't know your a** from a hole in the ground. I drive my rubicon everyday and have never had any problems. The wrangler before that was a daily driver, and the 84 CJ7 ( which I still own) is also a daily driver. I think the problem is you cant drive, so I guess that's why you have to like little girl vehicles. Maybe when you grow up and finally drop your balls and become a man you can drive a real mans vehicle. A jeep.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instant future classic
      billfrombuckhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      FJ Loser
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