Toyota brass have been studying the automaker’s U.
S. lineup over the past year and some changes are coming, Bill Fay, group vice president-Toyota Div., tells WardsAuto in a wide-ranging interview here.
Toyota earlier this year announced it would discontinue the rugged body-on-frame FJ Cruiser. Production is to cease at Toyota’s Hamura, Japan, assembly plant in mid-2014.
Fay says the FJ Cruiser, while popular among off-road enthusiasts was the victim of flagging sales and the need for a hefty investment for a thorough refreshening.