The Toyota FJ Cruiser is perhaps one of the world’s most enduring nameplates – and we’re talking about how many times it’s reached the end of its production run. In 2014, the retro-styled off-roader was phased out in the US, while Japan announced it would end production in 2017 with the final edition. However, Toyota continues to sell and manufacture the model in the Middle East, particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Now, the end of the Middle East FJ Cruiser is near as Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, an authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia since 1955, has announced the launch of the final year of the FJ Cruiser. December 2022.
Dubbed the 2023 Toyota FJ Cruiser Final Edition, the final production model will be limited to just 1,000 units. Official images of this limited-run model have not been revealed, but all units that will be produced will be identical to the FJ Cruiser Final Edition launched in Japan in 2017 (see gallery above).
Thus, the final edition of the 2023 FJ Cruiser for Saudi Arabia will come with single-tone beige exterior and interior trims, with several blacked-out elements on the exterior, including the grille, bumper, exterior mirrors, door handles and spare parts. are tire cover. It will also have a unique numbered badge to highlight its exclusivity.
Nothing is different for this special edition model. The off-roader will still be powered by a 4.0-liter V6 gasoline engine, delivering 270 horsepower (201 kW) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton meters) at the front and rear axles. Of course it will come with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Crawl Control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with off switch, and an electronically controlled locking rear differential.
The 2023 Toyota FJ Cruiser Final Edition is scheduled to be delivered during Q4 2022. Pricing for the limited edition model has not been announced.