New Toyota ‘FT-4X’ Trademark Hints at Possible FJ Cruiser Successor

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New Toyota ‘FT-4X’ Trademark Hints at Possible FJ Cruiser Successor

Is Toyota working on a successor to the FJ Cruiser?

The Japanese automaker recently filed an application to trademark “Toyota FT-4X” for automobiles and structural parts thereof, suggesting that the company is working on a new off-road, four-wheel-drive model. The “FT” in the trademark means Future Toyota and has been used previously with the FT-86 Concept that eventually became the Scion FR-S and Toyota 86, as well as the FT-1 Concept that is believed to preview the Supra’s successor.

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Unfortunately, very little is known about a possible FT-4X and this trademark application is the first time rumors have even surfaced that Toyota could be working on a replacement for the FJ Cruiser. The Toyota FJ Cruiser has been missing from the U.S. market since 2014, but production didn’t cease until August 2016. Although it was discontinued in the U.S., the Japanese automaker continued selling it in other markets in the world, like Australia, where it has a loyal following.

The application filing date was October 10, 2016, so it’s still in its early stages. But for those anxiously waiting for a possible FJ Cruiser, this might be the first bit of good news, especially since the Ford Bronco is getting set for a comeback and there is a new Jeep Wrangler on the way.

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  • wcjeep

    How about a 4runner update?

  • Mike

    That’s coming next year.

  • Dave

    I always thought Toyota did a horrible job marketing the FJ when it was here.

  • Doc-Bryan Holliday

    There was marketing?

  • Doc-Bryan Holliday

    I enjoyed my Fj and now I enjoy the new 4Runner T-Force. If they are working on a new off road SUV I hope it’s retro like the FJ was.

  • Dave

    Exactly. The first time i saw one I was thinking that it cool. What is it? Come to find out it was 3 yrs old and I had never seen or heard of one.

  • dearden_d

    “and there is a new Jeep Wrangler on the way.” And the milk comes out the nose.

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  • Scott Pam

    It was also a mess trying to see out of the back end of the thing. Hopefully they put windows in so you can see where you are backing up when going from a digaonal parking spot.

  • LHB58

    Great news. Then I too will have a “vintage” FJ Cruiser.

  • Michael H

    Though I know it won’t, a diesel option would be nice. They really missed the boat with the 3.5 in the Tacoma.

  • Scott Pam

    And I hated the damn seats at 5″8″ – No matter what I did, I could not see over the damn hood and stuff on the dashboard. but otherwise I did love the thing till someone made it into a pretzel.

  • Mick

    No, leave it as it is.
    You can’t go out of production and come back…

  • Mick

    You sound very bitter about your loss, whatever that was…

  • Bug S Bunny

    Perhaps they can remove the ugly from the next one.

  • Scott Pam

    Yah I had saved for the FJ and some moron was texting on her phone, went through a red light at 60. Ouch and that was the end of the FJ.