There’s one model in South Africa and it has the 24-valve, four-litre, V6 with variable valve timing and outputs of 200kW and 380Nm familiar to the Toyota range. It is mated to a five-speed auto gearbox only, plainly because Toyota SA has recorded a definite shift away from manual boxes, it said. The petrol engine is thirsty but no diesel engine is under consideration, given what passes for diesel fuel in certain parts of our continent, for those adventurous FJ Cruiser owners up for doing more than a "pop down to the shops".
THEN AND NOW: Grandpa FJ40's influence on the current FJ Cruiser is clear.
There are four FJ Cruiser derivatives, starting with the Base model that shows off a black grille, fabric seat covers and silver chunks in the front bumper.
UP AND OVER: The FJ Cruiser is not just about looking good.