Over the past two years since the concept was shown in Detroit, we have been the first auto news outlet to predict the FJ Cruiser will become another big hit for Toyota.

And so far based on industry reaction and dealer surveys, our predictions were well ahead of the curve.

Toyota will try to sell 40,000 FJ's in the USA in its first year.

While everyone was busy checking out the models at the SEMA auto show, 001 was busy in secret meetings with a high level Toyota informant.

Agent X as we'll call them, told us that because of the positive reaction to the SUV, a convertible version is a virtual shoe-in a year or two down the road.

We'd even be happy with a Cruiser with a panoramic roof!

More info as we receive it...

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