Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 26 September 2022: Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, an authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia since 1955, has announced the launch of the final year 2023 model of the FJ Cruiser. As one of the Kingdom’s popular SUVs and hailed as an instant classic by customers and critics alike, the FJ Cruiser is set to discontinue production by December 2022. To commemorate the culmination of more than 15 extraordinary years of production, Toyota will launch a ‘Final Edition’ grade of the vehicle with a limited supply of only 1,000 units.
Mazin Ghazi Jameel, Managing Director of Toyota Marketing Operation, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, said, “The FJ Cruiser has cemented its status as a Toyota Classic among the 4X4 community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, dubbed as the high-performance off-roading icon. In addition to announcing the release of the 2023 model, the launch of the ‘Final Edition’ is the perfect sendoff to honor this icon’s legacy. A modern successor to the classic FJ40, the FJ Cruiser boasts a special combination of versatility and wide-ranging customization. Enthusiasts are drawn to these features considering FJ Cruiser’s heritage and history that champions adventure, functionality, and durability.”
Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, commented: “The FJ Cruiser rides into the sunset leaving lasting memories of one of the most iconic SUVs in Toyota’s rich history. The vehicle’s winning combination of off-road capabilities, style, and performance make it equally at home during desert adventures or everyday activities and provides a comfortable and dependable experience for drivers and passengers, wherever their journeys may lead.”
Fujita added: “Although the model will be discontinued, the excitement of off-road capabilities lives on with other adventure-ready Toyota vehicles such as the iconic Land Cruiser, GR Sport Variant, and Prado. I would like to thank our customers for continuing to inspire us to develop ever-better cars tailored to the needs of motorists in the region and beyond.”
The ‘Final Edition’ will come in a single-tone select beige color for the exterior, upholstery, and center cluster trim, creating a distinctive sense of modernity. With several unique features, the ‘Final Edition; gives off-road adventurers a unique opportunity to own a piece of motoring history. Separately, the FJ Cruiser will be available in various attractive finishes and specifications, with the Final Edition scheduled to roll into the region during Q4 2022.
The ‘Final Edition’ is powered by a DOHC, 4.0-liter V6 engine that incorporates dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), capable of producing 270 horsepower and 380 Newton-meter (Nm) maximum torque. The vehicle is also equipped with a wide range of driver assistant features such as Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Crawl Control, and electronically controlled locking rear differential.
In addition to the stellar all-terrain performance, drivers will enjoy greater peace of mind thanks to Toyota’s world-class safety features, such as the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with an off switch, among others. Further adding to the vehicle’s rugged appeal, a special black coating has been applied extensively throughout the exterior, including the blacked-out grill, bumpers, exterior mirrors, door handles, and spare tire cover. The ‘Final Edition’ also includes a badge indicating the vehicle’s unique number underlining the limited edition’s exclusivity.
The FJ Cruiser is a well-built off-road vehicle inspired by the styling and heritage of the classic Toyota FJ40 4×4 utility vehicle that will continue to live on in the hearts of its owners and the Toyota family. Although production will cease, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors ensures that its guests will continue to benefit from the premium experience of the aftersales services in the Kingdom.
Since 1955, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors has worked together with Toyota Motor Corporation to deliver a premium experience of automotive ownership and aftersales services in Saudi Arabia. Leveraging decades of considerable expertise across the mobility value chain, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors continues to improve products and services – meeting the evolving needs of its guests.