Toyota Compact Cruiser EV concept
Toyota Motor Corp. is once again hinting that its major push into electric vehicles will include a new utility vehicle inspired by the Compact Cruiser EV shown in December 2021. The company has released a slew of new details and images of the latest Compact Cruiser EV. It could be a potential successor to the FJ Cruiser that was discontinued in 2014. The Compact Cruiser was designed by a team at Toyota's European design center near Nice, France. It features a ladder, LED lighting elements, flared wheels, beefy roof rack and two-tone paint. In addition to the blue shown in December, Toyota has added dark green, yellow and silver models - each with two-tone paint, and staged in city and trail settings. Other new design elements include retro-style white five-spoke wheels, rally lights and branch deflector wires.