Jeep Wrangler Challenges the Return of 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The FT-4X concept in combination with an old nameplate could make the 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser possible. Now, much improved, the SUV will be ready to take on every challenge that leads to its discontinuation in 2014. New engines will be environmental and fuel-friendly. The world is recovering from the economic crisis started in the late 2000s. And finally, Toyota wants a revenge on Jeep Wrangler, as one of the main rivals that made FJ Cruiser make this pause in production.

Well, this time, it won’t be easy for 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The competition is much larger than five and ten years ago. The crossover and SUV segment is the most popular nowadays. But, if someone can make a spectacular debut, that is Toyota. Experts believe that FT-4X concept will be the platform for the new FJ Cruiser. Also, the vehicle could get diesel and hybrid engines. All in all, we expect a lot from the FJ SUV.

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser comeback

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser Platform

Revolutionary design and rugged appearance are highlights of the FT-4X architecture. That is exactly a look we want from the 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Besides that, the FT-4X platform offers enough versatility for the SUV to be a perfect off-road vehicle, while keeping the smooth ride on the road. We don’t expect to see the new 2020 FJ Cruiser look the same as the concept, but a lot of similarities are between it and the previous edition. Boxy look is classic and futuristic at the same time. Unique body style with huge all-terrain tires unveils its off-road elements. On the other hand, we doubt the FJ Cruiser will have too many similarities with the FT-4X.

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser specs

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser Engine

Again, efficiency and emissions were one of the reasons why the FJ saw discontinuation. Now, the new SUV could turn to some of the existing drivetrains. Well, a 3.5-liter V6 is a favorite. It perfectly fits the mid-range SUV segment. Also, this powertrain could serve as the excellent base for the hybrid model. However, both these variants we have in Toyota Highlander, which is not so capable for off-roading. This is the major advantage of the 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser, which must challenge the new Jeep Wrangler.

Hybrid

The futuristic concept needs an engine with the same characteristics. Since the electrification is a process that is already taking a swing, the new 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser Hybrid is definitely an option. The same drivetrain Toyota Highlander Hybrid is offering is again the first possibility. But, do not be surprised if the Japanese carmaker presents the new unit with improved specs and gas mileage.

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser concept

2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser Release Date and Price

The competition can help us predict the price of the 2020 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Being a mid-range off-road SUV will make the vehicle cost between $30,000 and $40,000, depending on options and features. Well, the FT-4X concept brings a lot of innovative accessories, so it is hard to say what will FJ use from all of them. But, the base units won’t get too many options. So, we could see it near $30,000. On the other hand, hybrid engine and additional packages will definitely make the 2020 FJ Cruiser go over $45,000.

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