Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024 : small SUV shown in new photos.

Toyota will significantly expand its electric lineup in the coming years.

Last December, the Japanese brand announced more than a dozen battery-powered new products, including the angular Compact Cruiser EV SUV, which recently won the Car Design Award 2022.

To mark the occasion, Toyota has published a new batch of photos of the concept.

The Toyota Compact Cruiser EV still exists only as a concept and its physical embodiment is a mockup with tightly tinted windows made at Toyota’s European design studio ED2 (located in Nice, France).

Nevertheless, the small electric SUV, like all Toyota and Lexus concepts presented at the end of last year, will sooner or later become serial, and therefore arouses the liveliest consumer interest — such a car from Toyota has been awaited for a long time.

The future small SUV appeals to the aesthetic values of the production medium-sized SUV FJ Cruiser, which debuted in 2006 and has already left most markets.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

The FJ Cruiser anticipated the fashion for SUVs with a retro design, largely at the behest of the new Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, and Volkswagen wants to bring the legendary International Harvester Scout back to market.

And startup Alpha Motor Corporation recently announced the nostalgic Rex SUV.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

Toyota, for its part, has long considered what to replace the FJ Cruiser with: the Urban Utility heel (2014), the FT-4X crossover (2017), and the Tj Cruiser crossover (2017) were all considered as concepts.

But none of these projects ever went into production, but the Compact Cruiser EV will (until 2030, the exact date has not yet been announced).

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

In the design of Toyota Compact Cruiser EV are guessed features not only FJ Cruiser, but also earlier classic frame «Cruzaks» (for example, generation J40), while the concept has a modern LED «optics» and complex plastic sides with X-motif.

High ground clearance and short overhangs promise good geometric cross-country ability.

Powerful towing loops in the bumpers are exposed, a small ladder on the right side leads to the roof with expeditionary luggage rack — everything is like in big serious off-road vehicles.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV 2024.

About the technical filling of Compact Cruiser EV is unknown yet, but we don’t doubt that top version of this model will have all-wheel drive (that is at least two electric motors), though only one drive axle is possible in base — so to say, light-version for Europeans.

By the way, one of variants of the name of a serial SUV is LiteCruiser.

We saw this compound word on the instrument panel of Compact Cruiser EV in December promo. There are no more recent pictures of the interior yet.

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