FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition Displayed at SEMA

SEMA has always been considered the land of concept cars because the majority of top players in the automotive industry choose the Las Vegas-based auto show to introduce their latest models, systems and technology. Toyota did the same thing and, beside other several concepts, also unveiled the 2008 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition, a special car based on the TRD Limited Edition. In fact, Toyota said that Trail Teams SE is mostly a result of TRD’s remarkable success.

“Following the success of the FJ Cruiser TRD limited edition, in January 2008 Toyota introduced the FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Edition,” officials of the Japanese company said in a press statement.

Basically, the most important part that “sets this FJ apart from the rest” is the white roof and body with black trim pieces. However, the new model also comes with several other parts, such as Bilstein shock absorbers, BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tires with custom 16-inch TRD alloy wheels and Cyclone air cleaner.

More importantly, it features front and rear skid plates, front bumper-mounted auxiliary lights, all-weather floor mats, TRD’s exhaust system and differential lock for improved off-road abilities.

Unfortunately for car enthusiasts who hoped to buy one of these models or at least to see one of them on streets, chances for their dream to come true are quite low because only 3,200 units were produced from January 2008 through April 2008, according to figures provided by Toyota.

“The FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition makes its second consecutive appearance at SEMA and is featured at the Off Road Proving Grounds,” the Japanese manufacturer concluded.
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