Besides its already generous lineup of vehicles, Toyota could soon launch an entirely new product, based on the TJ Cruiser Concept that’s displayed in Tokyo until November 5.
Said to combine the best of both worlds by mixing the style of an SUV with the practicality of a van, the study has a good chance of hitting the assembly lines if it gets positive feedback from consumers, Autocar reports.
Putting the Toyota TJ Cruiser Concept into production should be quite easy, if it gets the go-ahead, because it’s based on the next-generation Toyota New Global Architecture, or TNGA in short, which will eventually be adopted by most of the brand’s upcoming vehicles.
It will be interesting to see what features will be carried over from the show car, but our money would be on sliding rear doors that provide easier access into the cabin, deck boards and tie-down points to increase its practicality, and probably the sturdy suspension and AWD system.
The 2.0-liter hybridized powertrain is also a good candidate in the engine family, which could be joined by an assortment of other units.