Tokyo, Japan: At the Tokyo Motor Show event, Toyota showcases their new cars. One of them is the Toyota’s crossover car, TJ Cruiser. The shape of Toyota TJ Cruiser is boxy and unique. This car combines the vastness of the van and fierce design ala SUV.
“We found out that there are two types of SUV owners in Japan, one of which is urban emphasizing style and performance. Meanwhile, others are customers who prefer practicality, such as spacious and comfortable cabins and large luggage space,” said Business & Operating Planning Division of Toyota Motor Corporation Mai Takeuchi.
The name of Tj stands for Toolbox and Joy. Toolbox refers to the toolbox while Joy is interpreted as a joy when adventuring to visit various places. Cruiser itself is often used in Toyota SUV line that describes toughness. So Tj is a car that can be used to transport anything, anywhere. Maybe the interpretation is like that.
With dimensions of length 4,300 mm, width of 1.775 mm, and 1,620 mm height, Tj Cruiser has a distance between the axis of 2,750 mm. While the Tj Cruiser cabin offers flexibility and claimed that objects with a length of up to 3 meters can fit into the cabin of Tj Cruiser. Bicycles, surfboards, tents can be stored easily to accompany adventures or outdoor activities.
Boxy design is very character van, at first glance reminiscent of the character of Toyota Voxy. Meanwhile, solid fenders and large wheels measuring 20 inches are supported tough suspension is the soul of the SUV. Toyota also the special paint coating on the hood, roof, and fenders. He said the coating was resistant to scratches and dirt dust, so it is suitable for outdoor activities.
The cabin space is very nuanced MPV van with second and third rows offering two separate stools. The passenger seat, including the front passenger seat, can be folded to provide a large storage cargo space. Sliding model side doors also facilitate access of people and goods. Tailgate is also wide open, making it easy to insert items from behind.
Ascertained, the Tj Cruiser is built with the latest Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) construction and uses a 2.0-liter engine plus a hybrid system with a distinctive blue logo. The power is delivered to the front-wheel drive and also available in the four-wheel drive system make this car’s ready for adventure.
Tj Cruiser is just one of several cars that Toyota has on the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 grand title in Japan. Other models on display include GR HV Sports, Crown Concept and Century.
For the price, this SUV hybrid car is estimated at $ 46,990 in the United States and £ 33,377 in the United Kingdom. With prices like that it seems this car is very tempting to buy. I think with the price like that this car will be successful in the market. But, although the price is more expensive than the price above, this car has excellent potential to become one of the best-selling cars.