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I was expecting lots of posting after the amazing Tokyo Show. Very surprised.:confused:


I think we are all still in shock!! I for one was hoping with a name like TJ Cruiser we would be getting a new Toyota platform that would take us into the future in the 4X4 segment. Instead we will be getting a micro minivan if they decide to put it into production and offer it in the US.




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I think we are all still in shock!! I for one was hoping with a name like TJ Cruiser we would be getting a new Toyota platform that would take us into the future in the 4X4 segment. Instead we will be getting a micro minivan if they decide to put it into production and offer it in the US.




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Oh, sorry for your disappointment.

I am excited because this is what I was looking for.
 

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Oh, sorry for your disappointment.

I am excited because this is what I was looking for.
Maaan, TJ's even better than I expected... Great size of the car, amazing exterior design, however, I was expecting a bit different interior look. Overall, the car seems tasty, can't wait to see it and test drive in local dealerships.
 

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Maaan, TJ's even better than I expected... Great size of the car, amazing exterior design, however, I was expecting a bit different interior look. Overall, the car seems tasty, can't wait to see it and test drive in local dealerships.
Some articles seem to think it will become a reality. I hope so. I believe there will be fair number of changes, especially to the inside. Some of what you see is probably to see if the public will go for something radical, but I bet they put in a dash similar to existing models.
 

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What we're seeing is still a prototype, so the final model could look different for all we know. And they don't seem too keen on producing a FJ Cruiser replacement, or at least not from what I'm seeing. That may be deterring some people from joining the forum.

Heck, I'm still somewhat confused about what Toyota is going for.

“It’s a monocoque structure, so we are thinking of four-wheel drive for the off-road,” Ikuma-san said.

“This car would be suitable for driving the sand beach but not as rough as rocky sand dunes.
 

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What we're seeing is still a prototype, so the final model could look different for all we know. And they don't seem too keen on producing a FJ Cruiser replacement, or at least not from what I'm seeing. That may be deterring some people from joining the forum.

Heck, I'm still somewhat confused about what Toyota is going for.
Yes I think the existing members here were looking for another FJ. This isn't that obviously now.

Things will probably pick up in here as it becomes possible to be in production and people judge it on it's merits on how it stands now...... a new vehicle unconnected with the FJ. People like me that want to carry lots of cargo in a smaller package.
 

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Yes I think the existing members here were looking for another FJ. This isn't that obviously now.

Things will probably pick up in here as it becomes possible to be in production and people judge it on it's merits on how it stands now...... a new vehicle unconnected with the FJ. People like me that want to carry lots of cargo in a smaller package.
Yeah, that's truly nice car to carry a lot of cargo. However, some potential owners will want to get their interior upgraded. I hope that production model will come up with different trim levels, so everyone can pick what they are looking for in the car.
 

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Yeah, that's truly nice car to carry a lot of cargo. However, some potential owners will want to get their interior upgraded. I hope that production model will come up with different trim levels, so everyone can pick what they are looking for in the car.
I am guessing there will be different trim levels, just as all current Toyota models have. But, though it is hard to tell by pictures, the seats are pretty high tech and if it makes it to production, these would be the high level seats. However, I think the production seats would be more conventional, as happens with most show cars.
 

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You might be surprised to know that most people don't know about these shows or at least don't know when exactly it kicks off. Often its weeks after the information has made its way around the net that you start to see people become more familiar with products that got shown off. Part of it too might be disappointment from seeing the FT-4X and then the more van-like TJ Cruiser which was sort of unexpected.
 

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You might be surprised to know that most people don't know about these shows or at least don't know when exactly it kicks off. Often its weeks after the information has made its way around the net that you start to see people become more familiar with products that got shown off. Part of it too might be disappointment from seeing the FT-4X and then the more van-like TJ Cruiser which was sort of unexpected.
Yeah, it's very confusing which way they are going with two concepts in the same category. Will they meld the two somehow or what?
 

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Yeah, it's very confusing which way they are going with two concepts in the same category. Will they meld the two somehow or what?
In my opinion, it seems more reasonable that TJ is going to be a production model, while FT-4X will become a forgotten model after some time. TJ just looks more practical and affordable for me, so it makes sense to put it on production rather than FT-4x.
 

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In my opinion, it seems more reasonable that TJ is going to be a production model, while FT-4X will become a forgotten model after some time. TJ just looks more practical and affordable for me, so it makes sense to put it on production rather than FT-4x.
That does make sense since FT-4X never got a registered name.
 

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I do prefer the FT-4X's front fascia, just seems so much more aerodynamic than TJ Cruiser's bumper and it's a lot more similar to the FJ's face.
I would be happy with the melding of the two designs, but I am ok with the TJ as is too.
 
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