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Toyota hybrid SUV minivan: soon premiere

Toyota TJ Cruiser, which was shown at the Tokyo motor show in 2017, may be soon put into production.Elena Alekseeva


New Toyota RAV4 for Russia — the first details

Toyota TJ Cruiser is a cross between SUV and minivan, the car has folding rear seats and increased cargo space.

Japanese edition of Best Car, citing an insider claims that the production version of the TJ can be presented on the Tokyo motor show this year in October, and taking orders in Japan starts in December.

Best Car argue that serial TJ Cruiser will be all-wheel drive hybrid (although it can be proposed and the conventional gasoline version), in the heart of the car lies the architecture TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), which has built many models of Toyota. It is reported that to equip a car will be a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder unit from the Prius, and the unit will supposedly be available only with all-wheel drive. The other option would be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the RAV4, and then buyers can choose between front-or all-wheel drive. We can not exclude a 2.5-liter hybrid engine from the RAV4.

Toyota TJ Cruiser will be offered with two – and three-row layout of the cabin. Both are equipped with folding seats and sliding doors, thus the car will allow you to fit bulky items up to three metres.

SUV-van may be popular among people who often transport heavy items, but do not intend to purchase a commercial vehicle. Unfortunately, the source says nothing about whether TJ Cruiser available outside of Japan.

It is believed that TJ could eventually be the main rival to the legendary, but more cumbersome Mitsubishi Delica. However, it is alleged that TJ Cruiser will be produced in low mintage — up to 1,500 units per month, too this car on “lover”.

  • In October Russia is planning to deliver a new model — the Toyota minibus Majesty.

Toyota hybrid SUV minivan: soon premiere

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Toyota hybrid SUV minivan: soon premiere

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