Toyota’s FJ Cruiser has been a very successful SUV on the market, however, the brand stopped producing it since 2014. Now, the SUV will say goodbye to the entire world with a Final Edition that will have only 1,000 exclusive units for sale in Saudi Arabia
The Toyota FJ Cruiser, which came out of America years before the retro SUV craze, is now a hot commodity. However, the SUV was not really discontinued and remained available in Japan until 2018. In fact, it is still being sold in the Middle East now. But it all comes to an end with the 2023 Toyota FJ Cruiser, which will receive a limited-availability “Final Edition” as the neoclassic off-roader bids farewell after 15 years.
Only 1,000 2023 Final Edition FJ Cruisers will be available
Toyota’s official dealer in the Middle East, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, announced the models and has sold Toyotas in the region since 1955. The company said last week that the FJ Cruiser will finally go out of production in December, and will commemorate it with a print run of 1,000 units of the Final Edition.
It will be distinguished by a special serial badging, a unique combination of beige paint and interior trim, and “special black coating” throughout the vehicle. It sounds almost exactly like the Final Edition that was sold in Japan in late 2017, which also indicates that stock 20-inch aluminum wheels and running boards could be on the table, too.
4.0-liter V6 engine with 268 horsepower
Otherwise, the 2023 FJ Cruiser is still the SUV we remember; a mostly intact time capsule from the late 2000s. Its 4.0-liter V6 produces 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which it sends through a five-speed automatic transmission to a four-wheel drive part-time wheels with an electronic locking rear differential. The farewell model will be sold this quarter through Abdul Latif Jameel Motors in Saudi Arabia, and then this picturesque SUV will be gone forever.
Or, at least, until 2032, when they’re old enough to import from abroad, and we can start buying what’s left in the Middle East.
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