If the Toyota FJ Cruiser had a son, it would be a...er, Suzuki

Here\'s proof we\'re not kidding
Nov 22, 2013

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You should be quite familiar with the macho-looking Toyota FJ Cruiser now that the Japanese carmaker has officially brought it to our shores. And the exterior color of the vehicle that you\'ve likely seen most often is the popular Cavalry Blue paint job.

Imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon what looked like a baby FJ Cruiser--complete with the aforementioned exterior color, white roof, roof rack and black plastic cladding--at the Tokyo Motor Show. We approached it and learned that it was a Suzuki Hustler, which is indeed a baby SUV at 3,395mm long, 1,475mm wide and 1,665mm tall. It is powered by a 658cc three-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a continuously variable transmission, and weighs just 790kg.

Who wants this to replace the aging Jimny?

Photos by Vernon B. Sarne

 

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