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October 7, 2017

The Toyota Tj Cruiser is the Toolbox on Wheels (w/ 11 Photos)

It looks like Toyota is seriously considering to release a production model that blends the best attributes of a crossover with that of a cargo van. After showing off a far-off concept called the FT-4X Concept in New York, Toyota is following that up with the Tj Cruiser for the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

With a name that stands for “Toolbox joy”, the Tj Cruiser is designed for drivers whose work and play come together. Measuring in at 4,300 mm in length, the Tj Cruiser maximizes its available footprint. The square-shaped design is meant to evoke a high-level of utility while the sturdy suspension and SUV-sized tires is meant to signify a go-anywhere capability. In addition, the hood, roof, and fenders all come with a special coating that resists scratches and dirt including those that accidentally come into contact with them.

Inside, the Tj Cruiser’s front and rear seats fold flat completely enabling it to swallow items up to 3 meters long. Plus, there are numerous tie-down points making it easy to anchor small packages. It also takes into consideration those who live active lifestyles since the large opening backdoor means easy ingress and egress of large items such as bikes. Finally, the rear doors actually slide open making it easy to enter and exit the Tj Cruiser.

Though purely a concept as this point, it’s not hard to fathom that Toyota will consider putting this into production. It’s even more evident since the concept vehicle does feature a lot of production car cues such as the interior and side view mirrors. Additionally, Toyota did reference a possible front- and all-wheel drivetrain for the Tj Cruiser. It’s also underpinned by the TNGA platform along with a 2.0-liter engine that’s coupled with a hybrid drivetrain.

Tj Cruiser Concept Major Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,300 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,775 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,620 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,750 mm
  • Seating: 4 occupants


  1. I know Toyota vehicles are ugly but man this tops the cake

  2. Toolbox? More like s***box if you ask me.


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