The Toyota FT-4X concept is on display at the New York Auto show and here are more images of the concept released after the single teaser image of one of the wheels last week.
The FT-4X concept is boxy with retro styling , not dissimilar to the FJ Cruiser. The four-wheel-drive vehicle is underpinned by the automaker’s TNGA platform, which is used in the 2018 CH-R crossover. The FT-4X is also very similar in size to the CH-R, just a bit bigger. The car is functional but because Toyota simply don’t plan to produce the FT-4X it fitted this concept with a compact four-cylinder engine and CVT. It did however give it all-wheel drive and a low-range transfer case.
The cabin features a sleeping bag that stows between the front seats and acts as an arm rest, a lot of color-coded storage bins and a removable radio that can be used as a boom box. Toyota describes the car as having “a charming ubiquitous tactility of grips, handles, and controls,” and according to Carscoops, “perhaps of most interest, incorporates a so-called ‘Multi Hatch’. In Outdoor mode, the hatch opens vertically and in Urban mode, the hatch splits in two vertical half-doors.”
The FT-4X even has a GoPro integrated into the driver’s side mirror and there is also a removable “picture window” incorporated into the C-pillar that can be replaced by a tinted glass panel.
The concept was designed and built at Toyota’s Calty design facility in California and is not intended for production.