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TRD's FJ Cruiser is one hard-core 4x4

We usually associate TRD with warmed up compact sedans, hatches and coupes, but this latest product of the Toyota performance division takes a far more rugged path.

Set to tower above all the low-riding muscle cars at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas next week, the FJ-S is more than just a fancy show piece - they've actually upgraded the chassis and body structure to handle even tougher terrain.

TRD Toyota FJ-S is faster and more capable in the rough.TRD Toyota FJ-S is faster and more capable in the rough.TRD Toyota FJ-S is faster and more capable in the rough.TRD Toyota FJ-S is faster and more capable in the rough.

This was done through what TRD calls an underbody 'exoskeleton', which adds all the necessary strength needed for some serious suspension modifications and the fitment of 17-inch TRD Midnight Black alloys clad in menacing BFGoodrich All-Terrain rubber.

Suspending these tekkies is a set of Bilstein racing shocks, measuring 60mm in the front and 50mm at the back. The exterior package is rounded off by a nudge bar up front and a set of rock rails.

Regardless of what terrain you subject it to, it's going to have quite a bite waiting under the right pedal thanks to TRD's supercharging package that increases the power to 257kW and torque to 460Nm. It should sound the part too, thanks to a custom cat-back exhaust.

And just so you can feel its specialness once aboard, the FJ-S has been decked out with a two-tone leather seat treatment (complete with FJ-S logos) and bespoke floor mats.

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