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2018 PIMS: Toyota TJ Cruiser Makes A Boxy Impression In Manila

The TJ Cruiser fuses the benefits of a minivan with the rugged styling and capability of an SUV.

SUVs and crossovers truly are the rage these days, and we’ve said that multiple times already. Minivans or MPVs are not seen as a hot commodity, and so Toyota has thought that fusing the elements of these two might seem like a good idea. The Toyota TJ Cruiser showcases their vision for a vehicle the combines the versatility of a minivan with the rugged styling and capability of an SUV.

Utilizing the brand’s new TNGA platform, the TJ Cruiser features a very rugged exterior design, while the flared fenders, bold grille, and body proportions give it an impression of looking like a toolbox. It’s no coincidence, though. The “T” in TJ Cruiser does stand for “toolbox.” J, meanwhile, stands for “joy,” representing the feeling of freedom when travelling to all the places they want to, while Cruiser is a naming scheme normally found on Toyota’s SUVs, representing that this is indeed a rugged and capable SUV.

The hood, roof, and fenders use specially coated materials that resist scratches and dirt, even when objects accidentally come into contact with them

The boxy proportions give it the utility and space that one would normally expect in a minivan. Four can only occupy the interior, but the seats (including the front passenger’s) can be folded flat to provide space for luggage that can be as long as three meters.

Under the hood of the TJ Cruiser is a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain, though being a concept, Toyota did not provide any specific figures.

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