Toyota announced this month that they will halt production of the FJ Cruiser after the 2014 model year. As a farewell to the FJ, 2,500 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition vehicles will be released.

Highlights of this edition included a specially tuned TRD suspension with Bilstein racing shocks and springs, mated to bead lock wheels wearing BF Goodrich A/T KO tires. The truck will also be equipped with a 1/4″ aluminum front skid plate, rock rails, and a roof rack. To finish it off they included an electronically locking rear differential.

Have a look at the rest of the post for full details from Toyota’s press release.

Designed and built for rugged off-roading, the Ultimate Edition raises the bar one more time for off-road capability with all new performance upgrades.  A race-inspired Toyota Racing Development (TRD) off-road suspension was developed and meticulously tuned for the Ultimate Edition.  The new suspension includes TRD Bilstein race shocks with increased damping, articulation and high speed stability.  The front shock assemblies are 66mm with new TRD race coil springs, which raise the front of the FJ just enough to level out the stance and improve the approach angle.  The rear shocks are 50mm and are equipped with remote reservoirs to decrease damping fade. 

The list of new TRD goodies doesn’t stop there.  A newly developed TRD front skid plate, made from one-quarter-inch thick aluminum plate comes standard on the Ultimate Edition.  The TRD stamped front skid plate not only looks great, but improves approach angle and provides an increased level of underbody protection.  TRD 16-inch bead lock wheels with BF Goodrich A/T KO tires, rock rails and roof rack complete the exterior.
The Ultimate Edition FJ Cruiser is only available in 4×4 and comes standard with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Crawl Control (CRAWL available with automatic transmission only), Vehicle Skid Control (VSC) with off switch and electronically controlled locking rear differential.  In addition, the Toyota Star Safety System is standard.

The Trail Teams Ultimate Edition is scheduled to roll into dealerships in February 2014. 

Performance and Exterior Features

  • Unique white front grille surround and exclusive Monotone “Heritage Blue” paint
  • Blacked out bumpers, exterior mirrors and door handles
  • All-new TRD heavy duty one-quarter-inch thick aluminum front skid plate
  • Sew Specially-developed off-road tuned TRD Bilstein front suspension and rear Bilstein shocks with remote reservoir
  • Exterior FJ Trail Teams Badge
  • Roof rack
  • Rock rails
  • TRD 16-inch Gunmetal bead lock wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires
  • Rear wiper

Interior Convenience Features

  • Stainless steel FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition dash plaque
  • Power outside mirrors with illuminated markers
  • Privacy glass on rear side, quarter and rear door windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Floating-ball Multi-information Display with inclinometer, Compass and outside temperature
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera display
  • One 115V/400W AC power outlet