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Toyota FT-AC Concept, a rugged crossover





1 December 2017


Toyota has revealed the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) at the LA Auto Show, as a design study based on their latest global T-NGA platform to measure the crowd’s response.

Toyota says that the FT-AC SUV is imagined as having an advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system and powered by a petrol engine, although this could switch to a next-generation hybrid system.

“FT-AC is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts who want to dial up the adventure on their weekend getaways,” said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota division. “No matter the roads, the activities, or the people, FT-AC sparks authentic fun and conversation.”

The rugged-looking  crossover comes with chunky tyres, fender extensions  and decent ground clearance. It also has a big roof rack with LED lights on it, skidplates both front and rear and twin recovery hooks up front. It also gets an integrated bike rack at the rear which can be hidden securely in “only a few seconds” according to Toyota.

Variable terrain-response settings control the FT-AC’s all-wheel drive system.

Last April Toyota revealed the FT-4X concept at the New York Auto Show and last October in Tokyo it showed the TJ Cruiser. The FT-AC is the third SUV based on the automaker’s T-NGA platform as Toyota attempts to to measure the crowd’s response.