Toyota has introduced its latest top of the line FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition for 2014 at SEMA. Described as an “honoring final special edition,” the model will replace the outgoing FJ Cruiser which is being phased out at the end of the 2014 model year.
The model has a Heritage Blue exterior with a white grille and 16-inch bead lock wheels with BF Goodrich A/T KO tires. The special edition has also been equipped with a TRD front skid plate, a roof rack and a TRD off-road suspension.
Anticipated as a conceptual successor to the legendary Toyota FJ40 that rolled onto the scene in the 1960s, the FJ Cruiser matches neo-retro style with modern mechanicals and has sold over 200,000 units since it was introduced.
Interior changes are limited but the model comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a “floating-ball multi-information display” and a stainless steel FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition dash plaque.
The FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition will be available exclusively with four-wheel drive and will come equipped with Active Traction Control, Vehicle Skid Control and Crawl Control.
Production will be limited to 2,500 units and the first models are slated to arrive at U.S. dealerships in February.
The variant served well and its 9 long years are testimony to it, but the time has come for this iconic on/off-road rover to take its final journey into the sunset.
That departure is slated for the end of the 2014 model year. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition will arrive in showrooms next February and pricing will be announced closer to the actual on-sale date.