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27th March, 2011

Toyota FJ Cruiser has arrived on the Australian market as a one grade model. It is offered as a petrol V6 automatic with part-time 4WD and an electric rear differential lock.

Competitively priced at $44,990* (MLP*), the Toyota FJ Cruiser will readily find buyers suggests Next Car's Editor, Stephen Walker, who believes it is so different to everything else on the market that it will generate enough curiosity which will lead to a conversion into sales. Metallic paint is $400 extra.

FJ Cruiser's specifications include rear "access doors", heavy duty Australian-tuned suspension, transmission cooler and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Active safety features include switchable active traction control (A-TRAC), vehicle stability control (VSC), and anti-skid brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

Toyota FJ Cruiser also comes with rear fog lamps, privacy glass, a reversing camera with display in the electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, and rear park assist.

Passive safety is a priority with six SRS airbags and active front-seat head restraints.

Inside, the FJ Cruiser has water-repellent seat fabric and rubber-style floor covering.

It also has a premium steering wheel with audio controls, multi-information display, 6-disc CD player and 8-speaker audio system, manual air conditioning, 60/40 split rear seats with removable seat cushions for increased cargo space, front seat-back net pockets, fold-down front-seat inner arm rests and central locking.

Toyota will offer nine exterior colours from launch, all with a white roof.

FJ Cruiser's interior trim is dark grey fabric/PVC, with unique interior accents matching the exterior body colour.


Toyota's FJ Cruiser has been developed as a rugged sports utility vehicle that will capture the hearts of younger buyers, according to the chief engineer, Akio Nishimura.

Mr Nishimura said it was designed to be a modern SUV with substantial off-road capability as well as practical driving performance for use as everyday transport.

He said the vehicle was named "FJ" because it inherits the 'DNA' of the legendary FJ40 and "Cruiser" to emphasise its Toyota four-wheel-drive heritage.

"The FJ Cruiser is not just a car," Mr Nishimura said. "It represents the spirit of the company, blending history with modern design and engineering."

Mr Nishimura had four goals for FJ Cruiser:
• Modern and rugged styling,
• Sufficient space for outdoor recreational activities,
• Audio that can be "felt" with the entire body, and
• Top-level off-road performance.

The biggest challenge was to achieve practical utility that met customer expectations while maintaining the emotional aspects of the car's styling. Some of those involved in the project had suggested tilting the A pillar, slightly increasing the height of the window glass and making the C pillar narrower.

"I was opposed to such ideas because they deviated from the aim of achieving a stylish SUV with a personal feel," he said.

To confirm good visibility, engineers test-drove a Prado with pieces of cardboard cut to the size and shape of the FJ windows. In addition, Mr Nishimura fitted a reversing camera and rear sonar as standard equipment. Another example was the apparent conflict between the two-door or coupe design of the FJ40 and the requirement for FJ Cruiser occupants to be able to enter and leave the vehicle easily.

"We considered the options - and there was even a discussion about having a four-door FJ Cruiser; however, that would not have been in keeping with the spirit of the vehicle."

"The solution was a small modification to incorporate the rear-opening access doors. When the doors are closed, FJ Cruiser retains the coupe style sought by the designers. When the doors are open, they provide easy access."

Mr Nishimura said the cabin was focused on a driver who enjoyed recreational activities.

Flexible seating can be folded or even removed to expand cargo space and store items up to three metres long.

For FJ Cruiser's music-loving customers, Toyota developed a world first where the ceiling is an integral part of the speaker system. "I wanted to shower the passenger with sound, such as when they visit a dance club or listen to their iPod," he said.

Mr Nishimura said he believed Toyota had successfully differentiated FJ Cruiser from its other SUVs. "With the catch-phrase 'Go anywhere! Do anything!', FJ Cruiser has the equipment and quality necessary for enjoyment as both an on-road and off-road vehicle. It is the vehicle for having outdoor fun."


The FJ40 Land Cruiser became an icon among Toyota's vehicles, generating widespread recognition and respect for its authentic off-road capabilities.

More than 1.1 million were produced between 1960 and 1984.

Ever since, enthusiasm has remained within Toyota for the spirit of this rugged, go-anywhere vehicle.

In the late 1990s, Toyota in the United States encouraged design projects that might lead to the development of a new FJ. These concepts focused on a modern vehicle that would appeal to younger drivers - even those who knew nothing about the original FJ.

Here are the key developments.

Model: FJ40
First seen: 1960
In brief: The third generation of Land Cruiser
Description: Tough and functional, the original FJ was a two-door, short wheelbase, four-wheel-drive vehicle. Its exterior design has become iconic - angular lines, two round headlights set on either side of a mesh grille, an upright windscreen, wrap-around rear corner windows, fold-out rear doors and the now-familiar flat, white top. Experience in tough conditions amply illustrated the FJ40's suitability for the toughest conditions and it became a part of life in outback Australia. FJ40 established Land Cruiser as the vehicle of choice for large construction projects, in mines, on cattle stations - in fact, anywhere requiring a rugged, dependable vehicle that could travel to, and return from, any extreme environment.

Model: Retro Cruiser
First seen: 1999 Chicago Motor Show
In brief: A converted 1967 FJ40, made by Rod Millen
Description: More than a concept vehicle, it was a running prototype that combined the bodywork of an FJ40 Land Cruiser from the 1960s with a contemporary Land Cruiser chassis and V8 engine. It featured huge off-road tyres and a special suspension modified by Rod Millen, Toyota's Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record holder. The Retro Cruiser combined the best of the past with a decidedly racy 4x4 future. It successfully drew attention to the potential for a vehicle with FJ heritage styling cues and modern mechanical components.

Model: RSC concept (Rugged Sports Coupe)
First seen: 2001 Chicago Motor Show
In brief: Exploring possibilities for a next-generation sporty car
Description: Originated at CALTY, Toyota's design studio in California. The RSC combined a sporty two-plus-two car body with four-wheel-drive hardware and styling cues that result in a fresh variation on "rugged vehicle" thinking. Its interior was designed to convey the sparse, functional simplicity of a race car. The large metal faceplate with round inset instrumentation communicated precision and ruggedness. It was developed to push the 'buttons' of young buyers by combining high performance, high image and high utility with affordable pricing.

Model: Rugged Youth Utility
First seen: 2003 Detroit Motor Show
In brief: FJ Cruiser concept
Description: Initiated and developed by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and CALTY. It was developed as a basic, capable and affordable off-roader, exploring new possibilities for a next-generation SUV aimed specifically at young buyers with active outdoor lifestyles. A thoroughly modern vehicle, it adopted several styling cues from the original FJ - the wide and narrow grille, round headlights, upright windscreen, white roof and wrap-around rear corner windows. Utility features included spotlights on the outside mirrors, an asymmetrical front spotlight, and a front winch. The cabin was designed specifically for basic functionality and flexible utility. Like the RSC, it features a faceplate with round inset instrumentation. Front and rear seats folded completely flat.

Model: FJ Cruiser
First seen: 2005 Chicago Motor Show
In brief: Public demand leads to Toyota's latest SUV
Description: The overwhelmingly positive response to the FJ Cruiser concept prompted Toyota to launch a production version - a capable, affordable and durable vehicle that is youthful, fun-to-drive, aggressive and tough. Its low price made it highly accessible for young buyers. The production version retained many of the design details of the original concept - exterior styling cues from the original FJ40 and internal features such as the faceplate with round inset instrumentation. It is the modern interpretation of a Toyota classic, combining Toyota heritage with the safety and refinement requirements of today's market. More recently, a right-hand-drive model has been developed, enabling FJ Cruiser to be introduced to Australia.

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Toyota designed FJ Cruiser for a strong, modern appeal - with wide grille, upright windscreen, rear access doors and 17-inch alloy wheels. The combination of a large body, high waist and wide cabin suggest space and strength. Front-end styling cues kick off with a wide grille incorporating round headlamps, a floating valance and bumper-bar end caps.

FJ Cruiser is the only current Toyota with the manufacturer's name spelled out across the grille rather than the bulls-horns type logo. The windscreen has an unusual three-arm wiper system.

In side view, the tapered roofline - and short overhangs front and rear - provide an athletic, forward-leaning silhouette. FJ Cruiser's side view also highlights its eye-catching high-waistline style, as well the vehicle's practical off-road features such as the black over-guard flares.

FJ Cruiser also has wrap-around rear corner windows and a white roof. Its rear access doors give it the appearance and feel of a two-door vehicle. Rear design features include a large luggage door, hinged on the passenger's side, and incorporating a spare wheel carrier with centre cover. The back door has a glass hatch which can be opened independently of the main door, to provide rapid access to the cargo area.

Silver-painted exterior mirrors with black edging enhance the vehicle's rugged image. The front turn signals are integrated into the guards, while the tail-lamp assembly echoes the original FJ Land Cruiser's reflector housing. The rear bumper includes rear turn signals. The bumpers are lightweight resin, front and rear - with silver highlights to match the grille and exterior mirrors. The rear side, quarter and back windows have privacy glass.

FJ Cruiser will be offered in nine exterior colours, all with white roof, including the 'special' colours Voodoo Blue and Hornet Yellow. The other colours are: Military Blue, Titanium, French Vanilla, Jungle, Brick Red, Sandstorm and Ebony.


The new Toyota FJ Cruiser's versatile cabin combines style and function in a manner designed to live up to the vehicle's rugged exterior image.

Its interior colour is dark grey up to the window line and light grey above.

The exterior body colour continues inside, on the dashboard and door trims.

Strong straight lines in the interior design emphasise FJ Cruiser's width and strength, while cubic form with strong horizontal and vertical lines provides a rugged feel. The distinctive vertically-faced dashboard has billet-styled outer air vent housings, radiating a strong, precise mechanical appearance. The outer arm-rests run from the front doors to the rear access doors and incorporate large door grips, generating a blend of rugged form and function.

The instrument panel features round, back-and-white meters for the speedometer and tachometer, and a combined gauge for fuel, engine coolant temperature and alternator charge.

The main controls include 4WD transfer lever, cruise control, the Active Traction Control switch, rear differential lock switch, VSC/TRC off switch, reverse parking sensor switch, headlamp level control and rear fog lamp control switch.

The steering wheel has integrated audio controls.

The B-pillars are built into the rear access doors, along with the front seatbelt's upper and lower anchorages. The front seats have active head restraints.

Toyota's FJ Cruiser water-repellent seat front-seat facing means it's easy to wipe-down dirt and/or water - and beneath the fabric the seat covering has a urethane film which is both waterproof and breathable. The urethane film allows the seat to "breathe" while stopping water soaking through. Toyota has also treated the seat fabric stitching with a water-repellent sealant to prevent water penetration through the seams.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser also has washable floor, moulded from Thermo Plastic Olefin (TPO) rubber for ease of cleaning. Toyota has paid special attention to securing accessory front and rear floor-mats (should the owner choose to fit them) to negate the need for attachment holes in the floor. The accessory floor-mat retention hooks, by avoiding the need to make holes in the TPO floor, reduce the likelihood of water penetration below the floor.


Toyota designed FJ Cruiser's interior for optimum flexibility of passenger accommodation and cargo capacity.

The vehicle seats five adults and has 0.99 cubic metres of cargo space when the rear seats are in the normal position. FJ Cruiser has front bucket seats with a folding inboard armrest. The driver's seat has eight-way manual adjustment and the front passenger seat four-way manual adjustment. The driver's seat has 45 mm of lift adjustment and 26 mm of cushion-tilt adjustment. Both front seats have 240 mm of fore/aft slide adjustment and active head restraints. The front passenger seat back tilts forward 40 degrees to enhance access to the rear seat. In addition, both front seat backs have an assist handle and a net seat-back pocket. The rear seat has a 60/40 split seat back and a double folding cushion function. The rear seat cushions can be easily removed from the vehicle - to further increase cargo space.

The cargo area is home to three child restraint anchorage points (conveniently fitted to the rear seat backs) and four cargo tie-down points. The cargo deck is 754 mm above the ground to make loading easy - and occupants can also load small items of cargo through the glass hatch in the back door.


Toyota FJ Cruiser's petrol engine has been proven under local operating conditions in Australia's best-selling SUV, the Land Cruiser Prado, and the country's top-selling ute, HiLux.

The 4.0-litre quad-cam V6 engine has more than 310 Nm of torque available from approximately 1,200 rpm, to increase the FJ Cruiser's off and on-road flexibility. Peak torque of 380 Nm is reached at 4,400 rpm and maximum power of 200 kW is delivered at 5,600 rpm.

This performance is transmitted to the wheels through a five-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with gate type shifting.

Fuel economy on the official combined cycle is 11.4 litres/100 km, delivering a theoretical driving range of 631 km with carbon dioxide emissions of 267 grammes/km.

On the highway, fuel economy improves to 9.3 litres/100 km (774 km range). Even on the urban cycle, FJ Cruiser returns 14.9 litres/100 km (483 km range).

The engine, designated 1GR-FE, has dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for optimum performance and fuel economy while reducing emissions. Dual VVT-i provides continual variations of the intake and exhaust timing, as well as the valve overlap, across the full range of driving conditions. Camshaft timing is varied according to engine revolutions, throttle position, crankshaft angle, coolant temperature and intake air flow. The dual VVT-i powerplant is shared with the current-generation Land Cruiser Prado - with the FJ Cruiser's performance benefiting from the vehicle's lower kerb weight. A single VVT-i version (inlet) is available in the HiLux range; it also powered the previous-generation 120 Series Prado.

The FJ Cruiser engine has direct ignition, an intelligent electronic throttle and sequential multi-point fuel injection.

Toyota recommends 95 RON fuel; however, FJ Cruiser will operate on 91 octane unleaded fuel.

The V6 petrol engine has 12-hole fuel injectors for ultra-fine fuel atomisation. It has an almost square bore and stroke relationship of 94 mm by 95 mm and a 10.4:1 compression ratio, for optimum performance across the revolution range.

Camshaft drive is by chain, for optimum durability. Separate primary-cam chains drive the inlet camshaft in each cylinder head, while secondary chains drive the accompanying exhaust camshaft from each inlet cam. The valve gear features maintenance-free hydraulic lash adjusters, and rocker arms with built-in needle-roller bearings which minimise friction between the cams and improve fuel economy. The engine includes Toyota's standard 4WD package of a cyclonic pre-cleaner to trap dust plus a high-mounted air inlet and diff breathers to enable fording with confidence.

The A750F Super ECT automatic transmission with gated shift adopts Toyota's latest electronically-controlled hydraulic shift system to produce optimum shift feel. The vehicle can be driven in conventional automatic mode, with the shift lever in 'D', or in manual-style using the gated shift function. The A750F automatic transmission has ratios of: first, 3.520; second, 2.042; third, 1.400; fourth, 1.000; fifth, 0.716; and reverse, 3.224. It is matched to a part-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer and electric-powered locking rear differential, operated from the dash, for greater off-road traction. Differential gear ratio is 1.000 (high) and 2.566 (low).


Toyota's Australian engineers have played a leading role in developing the FJ Cruiser's ride and handling for local conditions.

Substantial changes were made after the Toyota Technical Centre, Australia (TTC-Au) tested a left-hand-drive (LHD) sample vehicle early last year. The local input was championed in Japan by FJ Cruiser Chief Engineer Akio Nishimura to ensure FJ Cruiser met the requirements of Australian drivers. The calibration of the vehicle's shock absorbers and power steering were retuned to suit Australian roads and off-road trails.

FJ Cruiser's tyre specification was upgraded and the wheel diameter increased from 16-inch to 17-inch.

Improvements to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, now adopted globally, were prompted by Australia's coarse-chip road surfaces.

Grab handles on the back of the front seats were added for the comfort of rear-seat passengers on winding Australian country roads.

A vehicle fitted with the amended specification has undergone more than 100,000 km of testing in Australia with the majority occurring off-road, including corrugated gravel roads, bush tracks and sand.

TTC-Au senior vehicle evaluation engineer Ray Munday said steering and suspension changes were made for Australian roads and drivers.

"We have stiffened the shock absorbers by about 10 per cent and retuned the power steering to meet the target market's requirement for a sporty ride and sharp handling," Mr Munday said. "At the same time, we have retained a very pliant ride in off-road conditions," he said. "Our benchmark was the Land Cruiser Prado, which has a sporty, agile drive for a four-wheel drive and also remains comfortable on bush tracks." Mr Munday said Chief Engineer Nishimura was extremely passionate about his car, which meant he was open to making improvements.

"When we showed him our findings of the original vehicle, his view was that we had to change it," he said.

FJ Cruiser has long-travel all-coil suspension - with high-mounted double-wishbones at the front and a five-link system at the rear - to optimise suspension performance on and off-road. The five-link solid rear axle system offers a balance of maximum wheel travel with optimal road-holding. FJ Cruiser's ladder-frame chassis provides the stable platform for the new suspension and confirms the vehicle's off-road credentials.

The hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering has a variable gear-ratio steering rack to provide the optimal steering "weighting", for greater ease when parking and direct response at highway speeds. FJ Cruiser's steering has 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.

The vehicle has 265/70R 17 tyres (one inch larger rolling diameter than Prado), to optimise ground clearance and off-road capability.

FJ Cruiser has ground clearance of 224 mm. Approach, departure and break over angles are 36, 31 and 29 degrees respectively.


Key off-road attributes of Toyota's FJ Cruiser attest to its ability to traverse rugged terrain and deliver full-scale off-road driving performance.

Simple and rugged, FJ Cruiser puts the onus on the driver's ability, with little in the way of driver assist technologies. In contrast to high-grade Land Cruiser 200 or Prado, there is no multi-terrain select, no multi-terrain monitors, and no crawl control. Yet FJ Cruiser has the best departure and break-over angles in the Toyota 4WD range - 31 and 29 degrees respectively. Its approach angle of 36 degrees is bettered only by the 70 Series. Larger angles can allow a vehicle to negotiate steeper climbs or descents without having parts of the vehicle body, such as the bumpers, make contact with the ground.

FJ Cruiser also provides excellent ground clearance under the rear differential and vital chassis components - a minimum of 224 mm, second only to the Land Cruiser 200 Series.

The adoption of 17-inch wheels and short overhangs - 865 mm at the front and 1,115 mm at the rear - contribute to the FJ Cruiser's off-road prowess.

A vehicle's break-over angle is particularly important for off-road transitions from a level area into a descent and from a climb to flat ground. A good departure angle can enable a driver who has overshot a turn-off on a steep, narrow track to return in reverse, rather than doing a three-point turn.

Where FJ Cruiser is fitted with electronic functions, such as Active Traction Control and rear differential lock, these can be switched on and off on demand. This enables drivers to challenge their personal driving skills and enjoy sporty off-road driving.


FJ Cruiser may draw some of its stylistic inspiration from Land Cruiser's iconic past, but its comprehensive package of active and passive safety features is definitely modern.

Active safety features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), ABS brakes with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). In addition, FJ Cruiser has Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), which is both an active safety and off-road capability feature. A-TRAC mimics limited slip differential functionality which controls wheel slip via the brakes. It will operate in L4 mode, by a press of the A-TRAC switch. The A-TRAC system helps maintain traction in mud and acceleration on challenging surfaces which may have a low coefficient of friction on one side of the vehicle or for both front and rear drive wheels.

Passive safety features include six SRS airbags - driver and front passenger, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain-shield airbags.

The front seats have active head restraints, designed to improve occupant protection in a rear-end collision. The Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) active front-seat head restraint system has a pressure plate at the base of the seat backrest, linked by cable to an upper unit, which in turn activates the head restraint. In a rear-end collision, the occupant's body weight applies force to the pressure plate. The force is transferred via the cable to the upper unit, which moves the whole head restraint closer to the occupant's head to help reduce injury to the neck.

FJ Cruiser has three child restraint anchorage points for the rear seat, with the anchorage points conveniently located on the seat back.

Toyota's FJ Cruiser also adds visibility features to enhance safety, including a reversing camera to help make parking easier. The image from FJ Cruiser's reversing camera appears on a screen set into the auto-dimming rear view mirror. In addition, FJ Cruiser has (two) rear sonar parking sensors and rear fog lamps. The parking sensor system will buzz at intervals of 150 milliseconds when an object is 100-150 cm behind the vehicle; buzz at 75 ms intervals when it is 50-100 cm behind, and buzz continuously when the object is less than 50 cm away.

FJ Cruiser's upright windscreen has triple wipers for optimum coverage, while the glass hatch in the rear door has a retractable wiper.

FJ Cruiser has power front windows, with an auto down function.


Toyota FJ Cruiser has raised the audio excitement factor with a pair of advanced "Exciter" speakers as part of its eight-speaker audio system.

The Multi Information Display of inclinometer, compass and outside temperature indicator mounted on the dashboard helps drivers and passengers make the most of their off-road driving experience.

FJ Cruiser has a 6-CD audio head unit with a 4.3-inch LCD display - amber backlit to match FJ Cruiser's instrument illumination. The locally developed audio features USB for iPod™ connectivity, 3.5 mm input jack for other MP3 players, 6-CD player and Bluetooth™ connectivity for mobile phone hands free and audio streaming.

Bluetooth capability and audio controls are handily located on the steering wheel, allowing the driver to adjust Volume, Track/pre-set station, Mode, and telephone pick-up and hang-up. Toyota has installed the Exciter speakers in the roof lining, behind the front seats. They use the roof lining as a diaphragm, to spread the sound evenly across the entire cabin and complement the conventional door speakers. The result is a broad sound pattern and richer acoustic environment. The Exciter speakers are thinner than conventional speakers, so they can be positioned deeper into the roof lining, eliminating speaker protrusion into the cabin and achieving a flatter roof-lining profile.

Manual air conditioning is fitted as standard equipment.

NOTE: The Bluetooth™ word mark is owned by The Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality will vary depending on the device.


Owners looking to minimise damage to their FJ Cruiser while tackling harsh off-road terrain have several options available to them.

Toyota Genuine rock rails help to protect the underside of the FJ Cruiser from damage that may occur when travelling off-road. They are constructed from heavy-duty steel, with an electro-deposit coating ("e-coat") for superior corrosion protection, and can be installed to the existing vehicle mounts without drilling.

FJ Cruiser owners can protect their paintwork and bonnet from damage and stone chips with a bonnet protector, which is purpose-built for the FJ using impact-resistant polycarbonate. The durable bonnet protector does not require drilling to fit.

Optional rubber floor mats feature a raised lip, which helps catch mud and moisture. The mats are tailored to fit FJ Cruiser, secured to the floor with two retainers and are easily removed for cleaning.

FJ Cruiser accessories that help facilitate the outdoors lifestyle include Toyota Genuine roof-racks. The roof racks offer a range of attachments to help carry sporting equipment, such as skis and snowboards, kayaks and bikes.

Toyota Service Advantage pricing is $210 per service for the first 3 years or 60,000 km, whichever occurs first. Service interval is every 10,000 kms.


Designation: 1GR-FE petrol
Type: All-alloy V6 petrol, 24-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i
Bore x stroke: 94.0 x 95.0
Displacement: 3,956cm3
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection
Max. output: 200 kW/5,600 rpm
Max. torque: 380 Nm/4,400 rpm
Fuel rating (minimum): 95 octane PULP
Australian emission rating: EURO IV
ADR 81/02 combined cycle fuel economy: 11.4 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions: 267 g/km
Engine service weight: 197 kg
Designation: A750F
Type: Five-speed electronically-controlled automatic lock-up torque converter and gated shift
Ratios:1st 3.520
2nd 2.042
3rd 1.400
4th 1.000
5th 0.716
Rev 3.224
Final-drive ratio: 3.727:1
Rear differential type: electrically actuated diff lock
4WD Type: Part-time, two-speed transfer
Transfer ratios: 1.000/2.566
Front: Double wishbone with coil springs, gas-filled dampers and stabiliser bar
Front: Five-link with coil springs, gas-filled dampers and stabiliser bar
Type: Variable-ratio hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Turns lock-to-lock: 2.7
Front rotor: Ventilated
Front calliper: 4-piston opposed
Rear rotor: Ventilated
Rear calliper: Single-piston sliding
Brake electronics: ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
Overall Dimensions**
Length: 4,670 mm
Width: 1,905 mm
Height: 1,830 mm
Wheelbase: 2,690 mm
Front tread: 1,605 mm
Rear tread: 1,605 mm
Front overhang: 865 mm
Rear overhang: 1,115 mm
Ground clearance: 224 mm (unladen)
Approach angle: 36 degrees
Departure angle: 31 degrees
Break-over angle: 29 degrees
Turning Diameter
Kerb to kerb: 2.4 m
Wall to wall: 12.7 m
Gross vehicle weights
Front: 1,175 kg
Rear: 1,335 kg
Total: 2,510 kg
Interior dimensions
Seating: 5
Front shoulder room: 1,484 mm
Rear shoulder room: 1,370 mm
Cargo capacity: 0.99 m3
Cargo floor to ground: 754 mm
Fuel tank: 72 litres
Battery capacity: 12 Volt/55 Amp hr
Alternator output: 1200W
Starter output: 1.4 kW

NOTE: Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.
NOTE: ** Some vehicle dimension figures are approximate and may vary due to options and accessory fitment.

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


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