FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

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FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by Roadwarrior » February 17th, 2017, 10:51 pm

Was at the Toyota dealer last week looking at a 76 wagon and also checking out an FJ Cruiser. The salesman told me the FJ is no longer available and he just sold the last one.
The 3 door short wheel based Prado has been canned, which the FJ is based on as well as the V6 petrol engine no longer meets Euro 5 emissions.

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Re: FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by cmar » February 18th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Interesting since Euro 5 has been in force since 2010 and is basically the same as Euro 4 for petrol engines. Sounds like a BS explanation from the dealer. They don't want to admit that Toyota just dropped the model.
As they have discontinued production for the US, they probably have for RHD markets as well. The SWB Prado is no longer in production because no one bought it, when was the last time you saw one one on the road?
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Re: FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by Roadwarrior » February 19th, 2017, 9:59 pm

Mmm. There is a lot of them in the Western suburbs of Brisbane.

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Re: FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by cmar » February 22nd, 2017, 10:43 pm

SWB Prados or FJ's? Roadwarrior is right, Heaps of FJ's tracking around Brisbane city. If you can't buy a new one, should be plenty of nice hardly used secondhand ones to pick from.
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Re: FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by Roadwarrior » February 23rd, 2017, 10:12 pm

I think it was in reference to the swb 2 door Prado. My young bloke nearly bought one and when you look, and your checking them out you see them everywhere..

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Re: FJ Cruiser and SWB Prado discontinued in Australia.

Unread post by cmar » February 24th, 2017, 8:12 pm

Really? hardly any up my (Sunny coast) way but heaps of FJ's. Go figure.
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