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Wagons are more popular in Europe, but with something like the Cruiser it would appeal to those in North America and Abroad. Seems like the better business model to me.
 

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Wagons are more popular in Europe, but with something like the Cruiser it would appeal to those in North America and Abroad. Seems like the better business model to me.
Well now we have crossovers which in a way test waters for wagons. Heck, even the next Lexus LX successor is becoming more of a crossover than the LX we always have known. That should tell you a lot.
 

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Well now we have crossovers which in a way test waters for wagons. Heck, even the next Lexus LX successor is becoming more of a crossover than the LX we always have known. That should tell you a lot.
Was the LX ever a wagon? Seems like it was always a high rider, which was always part of the definition of a crossover. The higher ride height was always the attraction and the subsequent decline of wagon models.
 

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Found what could be another valuable clue from Toyota. Jalopnik says the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner will all be offered with Voodoo Blue! Last time we saw that was on the FJ-Cruiser and I'm hoping this is Toyota's way of letting us know a replacement is on the way. The 4Runner even gets a roof rack similar to what was on the old FJ and someone on the site rendered what a blue 4Runner could look like.

 

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Those are great homages to the FJ and hopefully an indication of something else to come. It's a great colour and I think we'll see a lot of people going with the more unique look. Unfortunate that they didn't include any other of the FJ's unique aspects like the triple windshield wipers aha.
 

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At least this time around if the FT-4X concept is any indication of what future Toyota designs will be like then it means we will see some of the "TJ's" design in the next Tacoma. I always thought the Tacoma was too "soft" looking if you guys know what I mean.
 

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But the Tacoma is a pickup...Don't think it'll take much inspiration from the TJ is at all. On the other hand, I can see some features from the 4Runner make its way onto smaller utility vehicles, more so now that it has been rendered in blue. Would look even more like the FJ if it had a white roof to match.
Could actually be an alternative if the new TJ Cruiser doesn't pan out.
 

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I wonder if the fact that we are seeing styling cues from the FJ implemented on the Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner suggests that we wont be seeing a revival of the FJ or a production version of the TJ Cruiser. There was a lot going on in that concept and I wonder if it was simply used as a platform to introduce new ideas to the market and gather consumer impressions of them.
 

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Was the LX ever a wagon? Seems like it was always a high rider, which was always part of the definition of a crossover. The higher ride height was always the attraction and the subsequent decline of wagon models.
Never, it was always a full size SUV and just maybe there will always be a market for that sort of thing compared to all other SUV segments that will be more crossover-like than anything else.

However I won't mind a slight taper to the rear like what Range Rover has been doing.
 

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This article does not increase my hope for a production TJ Cruiser. I don't think the TJC can be offered for under $20.000.
When that article was written in 2017 that price did seem possible....not now when when see price increases all over. But it could be sold for around the same price as the C-HR which is similar in size to the TJ Cruiser. ( I saw it myself in LA and it is smaller than the RAV4.)

I do have less hope now that the TJ Cruiser will happen than when this article came out in 2017.....much to my dismay.
 
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