I don't think these are "official" Toyota photos. It sounds like they were taken by a passerby. These are not the most flattering photos, which is why Toyota probably wouldn't leak them.rcd said:Looks like a 'placed' picture to me? Where is the driver? Typical of promo pics to never show anyone in the truck- that is unless the driver is outside of the truck figuring out how he is going to get out of that high center without a winch!? Still, a very odd pic to use- a new unreleased vehicle apparently stuck on a rock?
Still, good to see some ?real? pics even if they are set up. To me, that second pic is not doing the vehicle much justice. The first one looks great but I still dont see a driver either.
I don't think these are "official" Toyota photos. It sounds like they were taken by a passerby. These are not the most flattering photos, which is why Toyota probably wouldn't leak them.
I know from my own experience on the Rubicon Trail, the majority of my time was spent out of the vehicle talking with my spotter about the best way to proceed or get unstuck (it usually takes 3-4 days to go 12 miles).
From the Toyota Press release 2/9/05: "Additional optional equipment includes... power outside mirror with image lights"csherrill said:Interesting that this FJ doesn't have the light on the side mirror?
Nope, never. A photographer would not do that because it would ruin their reputation and Toyota would probably bring suit against the photographer. A person visiting a studio GM hired to shoot their new SUVs took some pictures on a camera phone and leaked them. If I'm not mistaken GM has filed a lawsuit against the studio because they did not honor their end of the contract to keep the vehicles from public eyes untill they released them.rcd said:Maybe a hired photograper has done us a favour & leaked 'em?