Even though global production of the Toyota FJ Cruiser officially ended in 2017, the retro-styled SUV has maintained a cult following. A visual artist has put to paper what he thinks a next-generation model would look like in his own FJ Cruiser rendering. “I have always liked the FJ Cruiser, and since the new Bronco is massively popular, I thought I’d try to make a new version of the FJ Cruiser,” said artist Rain Prisk on his Facebook page.
All the visual elements that set the model apart from other offerings in the Toyota stable are present in the rendering. There styling is boxy, there’s a ‘suicide’ rear passenger door, and the headlamps are round. It’s also got a rectangular air intake, and black plastic bumpers and cladding to contrast the paint.
Prisk also cites the resurrection of the Ford Bronco as inspiration for his FJ Cruiser rendering. The Blue Oval’s boxy compact utility vehicle was revived after a 25-year hiatus.
Even though the FJ Cruiser isn’t available in its home market of Japan and in the USA anymore, you can still purchase a right-hand drive model locally and in the Middle East. It’s still powered by a 200 kW/380 Nm 4,0-litre normally aspirated petrol V6. Click here for more specifications.