2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser Last Edition — CAFE Spells the End

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2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser Edition – The End is Near?

The Toyota FJ has been a fan favorite for years though it has been rumored to be for years. While it is anyone’s when/if it will officially be the probable end is around 2017 CAFE requirements take effect .

The FJ Cruiser has survived rumors of its demise, is the end near?

the first FJ Cruiser concept was in 2003 at the Detroit Auto it received a lot of positive response the media and potential buyers. was so much positive feedback Toyota ultimately decided to the model. This passion for the is still really strong many active fan clubs and like FJCruiserForums.com which has 68,000 members and 2.4 million (at the time of this post).

The excitement for the FJ Cruiser has waned in the few years from a high vehicles sold in 2006 to around 13k for the past 2 years. declining sales and very few new the rumors of its demise are rampant. It is to see why.

Likely Demise

Like things with Toyota, we really know when it is to be discontinued until the very moment. Our guess is that it be killed in the USA in 2016 or 2018. The to wait are:

The big costs – RD for the testing, regulatory compliance, etc. – are all completed. There are no costs associated with the vehicle.

It’s generally profitable to a vehicle if you can make at least 20k of and at 40k of them you’re doing fine.

It’s a niche that younger consumers Toyota is always cognizant of younger consumers.

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However, it  be killed at some point, as the new economy rules will it impossible for Toyota to keep the FJ without massive investment in reduction, powertrain, etc.

The requirements coming in 2016 for year 2017 vehicles that a vehicle must a certain MPG for its footprint. With economy estimates of 16/20/18 for the it is tough to see it climbing into the to meet CAFE requirements.

Still, that point be years away. Toyota earn a lot of “credits” from the of hybrid vehicles that can apply to any of their trucks don’t meet the standard. If gets the Tacoma and Tundra up to the quickly, they may have spare credits lying to keep on building FJs.

Of those credits can also be to offset the Sequoia (likely to be soon as well) or Land (never going to be killed).

The reality is that Toyota probably keep building the FJ it has such a strong fan base and the investment is paid off. it will probably be the CAFE that really force hand.

What do you think? the FJ Cruiser continue or is it time?

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