Toyota FJ Cruiser Concept by TRD arriving at 2012 SEMA

 Toyota FJ Cruiser Concept by TRD arriving at 2012 SEMA
Toyota FJ Cruiser Concept by TRD

30 percent power increase.

Another part of Toyota’s arsenal for next week’s SEMA show is this FJ Cruiser Concept developed by the company’s performance division TRD.

To create a vehicle with greater off-road abilities TRD modified the suspension by using 60mm Bilstein racing shocks up front and 50mm at the rear with remote reservoirs. The car now rides on a new set of 17-inch TRD Midnight Black beadlock-style wheels covered by BFGoodrich All-Terrain rubbers.

Power comes from the V6 4.0-liter engine that has gained a TRD supercharger with a Twin Vortices System (TVS) and a big air-to-water intercooler. Thanks to these changes, the engine is now 30 percent more powerful and has 25 percent more torque, producing 345 hp (257 kW) at 3,500 rpm and a peak torque of 340 lb-ft (460 Nm) at 3,500 rpm. The power is sent to the wheels with the help of a 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission.

In the press release below you will find all the modifications.

Source: Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 — Toyota's FJ Cruiser enjoys a substantial audience of off-road aficionados with a constant craving for new variations on the popular 4x4. Toyota's performance arm, TRD, is obliging them once again with a fresh take on a Baja-themed off-roader scheduled to debut on Oct. 30 at the 2012 SEMA Show. 

"TRD's work on high-performance off-road variants of Toyota vehicles goes back a number of years," said Keith Dahl, Toyota's national manager of engagement marketing and motorsports. "The FJ-S is a great example of their off-road expertise." 

TRD took the unusual step of upgrading the chassis/body structure for more serious off-road duty through the addition of an underbody "exoskeleton." The extra stiffness and strength creates a more suitable platform for the suspension modifications and wheel/tire upgrades.

The front suspension uses 60-mm Bilstein® racing shocks that provide a 1.3-inch lift, and 50-mm Bilstein® racing shocks with remote reservoirs in the rear. Sturdy 17-inch TRD Midnight Black beadlock-style wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires give the FJ a go-anywhere persona. 

The FJ's 4.0-liter V6 engine gets the full TRD supercharger treatment with the Twin Vortex System (TVS) and a large air-to-water intercooler. The net effect is a 30 percent increase in horsepower to 345, and a torque peak of 340 lb.-ft at 3,500 rpm, a 25 percent improvement. A custom cat-back exhaust gives aural clues to the FJ's increased urge.

The exterior of the FJ-S is enhanced with a front nudge bar and rock rails, and the interior gets a two-tone leather seat treatment with FJ-S logos on the seatbacks and custom floor mats. 

The FJ-S can be seen along with eight other new and unique custom-built Toyota vehicles in the Toyota display booth #24801 in Central Hall at the 2012 SEMA Show starting October 30. 



  • 4.0-liter V6 engine
  • TRD supercharger with Twin Vortices System (TVS)
  • Four-lobe, high-efficiency rotor pack
  • Large air-to-water intercooler
  • 345 HP (30% increase) @ 3,500 rpm
  • 340 lb.-ft. of torque (25% increase) @ 3,500 rpm
  • Five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
  • Front 60-mm Bilstein® race shocks with 1.3” lift / ¾” articulation
  • Rear 50-mm Bilstein® race shocks with 0" lift / 1” articulation / remote reservoirs
  • Custom floor mats
  • Two-tone leather interior with FJ-S logos on seatbacks
  • 17-inch TRD Midnight Black beadlock-style wheels
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires
  • Cat-back exhaust
  • Front nudge bar
  • Rock rails

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This thing looks great! Just needs to be lift a few inches for serious off-roading.
Oct 26, 2012 3:00 pm
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