See the Anstoning image of Toyota Tj cruiser 


Toyota will reveal this boxy Tj Cruiser – that looks like a cross between a panel van and a SUV – at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

The fact that this vehicle does look somewhat like a giant toolbox on wheels is no coincidence, as according to Toyota, the “Tj” stands for ‘toolbox of joy.’

A toolbox was most likely the design inspiration for this practical machine although there is also a vague resemblance to the Japanese automaker’s FT-4X concept, unveiled at the New York Motor Show.

From a practical point of view, all the seats except for the driver’s seat can fold down, creating a hard and flat surface that can take cargo up to 3m long. The rear doors slide open and the back of the seats have been coated with a scratch resistant paint, as have the bonnet, fenders and roof of the vehicle.

Inside the squared off look continues with the rectangular steering wheel, with a horizontal rectangle functioning as the spokes.

Toyota says that if it goes into production, it will ride on the  TNGA platform that currently underpins the C-HR and there will be an option of front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Propelling the ‘toolbox of joy’ will be a “2.0-class engine + hybrid system.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: