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Toyota FT-4X Concept Previews FJ Cruiser Successor
For Toyota FJ Cruiser enthusiasts, this is their FT-1 Concept.
Sports car lovers worldwide are anxiously waiting for the debut of the Supra’s successor – previewed by the FT-1 Concept – but not everyone cares about high-performance coupes. Over its years of existence, the FJ Cruiser built up a cult following of sorts before it got discontinued in the U.S. with the 2014 model. Now, there’s something to look forward to with the debut of the Toyota
FT-4X Concept at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
Penned by Toyota’s Calty Design Research Inc. in Newport Beach, California, the Toyota FT-4X Concept is a four-wheel-drive crossover that aims to bring 'casualcore' to Generation Y city dwellers. The concept rides on the Toyota
New Global Architecture (TNGA) C-Platform and the designers actually started with the rear of the vehicle rather than the nose or profile. That’s because after months of research, the designers noticed that basecamp for Gen Y explorers was oftentimes the destination itself, which means cherished experiences occurred at their vehicle’s tailgate or hatch.
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