Toyota has just released images of a concept vehicle that blends rugged elements of the out-of-production FJ Cruiser with the practicality of a mini-van in a package that could be ideal for #VanLife wannabes.
The 14-foot-long Tj Cruiser concept is shown as a four-seater with passenger seats that fold completely flat to swallow cargo or give weary mountain bikers a place to sleep after a long day of riding.
The fold-flat seats provide plenty of room for bike storage, or a place to sleep Toyota
The seatbacks and floor are equipped with numerous tie-down points to keep bikes and other gear in place.
Large sliding doors and ample cargo space inside the Fj Cruiser Toyota
As a Honda Element owner, Toyota’s box-on-wheels seems like a much more refined take on the everyday adventure vehicle, with massive sliding doors and a bed-liner-like coating applied to the hood, roof and fenders to resist scratches and small dents.
The rugged interior is reminiscent of the now-retired Honda Element Toyota
If this concept makes it to production, power would likely come from a 2.0-liter gasoline/hybrid engine, with front-wheel drive and the option for on-demand four-wheel drive.
We’re hopeful this concept will make it to production Toyota
What do you think? Does the Tj Cruiser look like something you’d trade your current bike-hauler for?