The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition will mark the end of this distinctly styled off-roader. Toyota has finally confirmed reports that came out early this year about the impending demise of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. This 2014 will be the last model year of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota unveiled the FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
In 2006, the Toyota FJ Cruiser was introduced as a homage to the classic Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser from the 1960s. The automaker said that over 200,000 FJ Cruisers were sold in the last seven years. However, its sales have significantly dropped. In 2012, just 13,656 were sold.
The FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition will only have 2,500 copies. This special version of the 2014 FJ Cruiser is built for off-roading with a variety of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) parts that include an off-road suspension, Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, a beefier front skid plate, and 16-inch simulated beadlock wheels with off-road BF Goodrich tires.
Among the changes to the exterior are some rock rails and a roof rack. There’s also a special FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition stainless steel plaque on the dash. The standard 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is already on sale and is priced from $27,990. So far, there’s no official announcement yet on the price of the FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition. However, it’s scheduled to arrive at dealerships in February 2014.