However, the company is probably trying to unify the crown jewels as the all-new first-ever Crown Signia crossover SUV will move to replace the popular Venza at a much higher starting price point. That's not going to bode well for some fans – especially since Toyotas are not precisely known as the most affordable cars, SUVs, and trucks out there.
On the other hand, Honda doesn't have many novelties this fall – it just updated the Ridgeline with increased off-road performance and upgraded technology. It also made a surprise appearance with the reborn Prelude concept for its North American debut. They also launched the new Honda Sensing 360+ omnidirectional safety and driver-assistive system, "which removes blind spots around the vehicle and contributes to collision avoidance and the reduction of driver burden while driving."
Well, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators doesn't want to have any of that bland stuff. Instead, the parallel universes of vehicular CGI would rather see the two Japanese behemoths battle each other's hearts out on the compact/mid-size off-road SUV battlefield. Or at least, that's what we think based on these recent unofficial projects.
Dimas Ramadhan, the virtual automotive artist behind the Digimods DESIGN channel on YouTube, has taken up the task of revealing two reborn SUVs – the rumored Toyota Land Cruiser FJ and the reinvented Honda Element. Interestingly, the pixel master wasn't shy of ripping off other famous designs – the 2024 Land Cruiser for the Toyota design and the old FJ Cruiser for the Honda project.
However, that made them 'perfect' for each other – the two automakers would duke it out across the North American market if they ever created these designs. Of course, do take all this with a pinch of salt, as nothing is official yet from either carmaker. Besides, if any of these revivals would happen, the one most likely is the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ – as the rumor mill unearthed a recent trademark filling.
So, which is your favorite, and which one would you like to see duking it out with other members of the off-road SUV community, like the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler series? Suppose our two cents are allowed on the matter. In that case, neither is feasible in their current mid-size format – the Land Cruiser FJ and an eventual Element revival would need to be cool and compact, not necessarily rugged and mid-size, to succeed.