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I will be going to the LA Auto Show December 4th to get a look at the TJ Cruiser. I received confirmation that it will be there. I will fly in from Phoenix just for the day.

Taking plenty of pictures. Sure hope they ask for comments because I would really like to see it produced for the US.:smile:
 

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Here is a short video from LA. Looks like I won't be able to get inside but can get close to it. There is a Plexiglas fence around it.


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I hope Toyota management realizes that we desperately need a small and reliable off road vehicle in this country. If they are not going to build TJ Crusier, perhaps they can sell Jimny in Toyota dealerships after some modifications to meet the regulation?
 

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Well, I went to the show yesterday and wow ! I am really in love with the TJ Cruiser now that I have seen it in real life.

Talked to a Toyota rep there and asked him about making coments to Toyota. While trying to decide what to say I mentioned that I flew from Phoenix just to see this car. He replied that's the best comment you could make!.... So that is what he typed in. :) He was also exited about this car and thought it would be a shoo- in for production. I hope he is right!

I will post photos later.
 

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A not too encouraging article about a TJ Cruiser anytime soon. :( But at least they are saying something will be coming eventually from these concepts.


https://carbuzz.com/news/toyota-tells-us-not-to-expect-a-retro-fj-cruiser-successor-anytime-soon
Something that really bugs me about the Hollis statement is that he speaks of the FT-AC as if it is another new model and not essentially the new RAV4 that has just been introduced ,with slightly different show car trim.


"Do I see it in our future? Yes. Do I see it in our near future? No." explained Hollis. "FT-4X, FT-AC, and TJ Cruiser, those are three different takes on an SUV. It would be silly of us to create these concepts, listen to consumers, and then not deliver something. So the answer is, not in the short term."
 

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I had myself in the picture to give it scale.:smile:

It actually appears smaller in real life. But it is like those smaller scale guys at the gym....still packed with muscle in design. Kind of a leanness in it's power. The straight square lines give it visual length and the wheel fenders minimally take away from that look of length. There is also a very sharp , squared crease that wraps around the entire vehicle except at the front.

A continuous video monitor was placed next to the car explaining it. (Many of the videos you see online).

While there wasn't a crowd around it, people continuously stopped to check it out. They really wanted to know what it was. From what I overheard, the reaction was good.
 

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TJ Cruiser makes "BEST CARS OF THE 2018 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW: MOTORTREND FAVORITES."


"Although it was unveiled at last year's Tokyo show, the TJ Cruiser is still one of the noteworthy cars of the L.A. show for one reason: It shows Toyota can do clean, crisp, cool design. The TJ Cruiser's taut surfaces, minimalist linework, and muscular stance are a complete contrast to the fussy, messy, overwrought excess that blights most current Toyota production cars. More like this, please, Toyota. -Angus MacKenzie"

https://www.motortrend.com/news/best-cars-of-the-2018-los-angeles-auto-show-motortrend-favorites/

Great to see it get this attention. Are you listening Toyota? :)
 
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