Friday, July 31, 2009

The Hummer is dead…

… long live the hummer Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Despite General Motors closing down production of the behemoth-like Humvee range, Toyota appears to still believe that the market is still calling for a huge SUV/truck. This is their answer:

ToyotaFJCruiser Saw one in Peru – they are big, and certainly look very sturdy. In a country where it’s still common to be mugged, it makes sense. But in the rest of the developed, ‘civilised’ world? I’m sure this will sell well – it does look like a nice truck, but I wonder if people are going to be convinced in the current economic climate. I guess we’ll see. I have no doubt, though, that it’ll get better MPG than the Hummer ever did.

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