There are fun, new bits of information at each and every auto show, which makes this time of the year even more exciting. The New York International Auto Show is happening this week, and if you’re a Toyota fan like us, you might be wondering if they brought anything interesting to the show. As a matter of fact, the new Toyota FT-4X concept at the NYIAS is basically the definition of interesting!
New Toyota FT-4X Concept at the 2017 NY Auto Show
After a brief teaser early in the month, we finally get our first real look at the new Toyota FT-4X concept — which stands for Future Toyota Four-Wheel Drive crossover. Those who fondly remember the old Toyota FJ Cruiser will likely find something to love here. Even though it is just currently a concept, both its name and look makes us think that it won’t be too long before we see a production model at a future auto show.
Off-Roading features in the FT-4X Concept
One of our favorite off-road focused features in the FT-4X isn’t actually one that affects performance. Toyota has built a GoPro Hero5 Session camera into the driver’s side rearview mirror to capture all of your best moments and adventures. The FT-4X also has sculpted rocker panels for additional protection when off-roading. All of this and much more can be found in the FT-4X.
Who is the Toyota FT-4X for?
So who exactly would the Toyota FT-4X be for if it hit production? The FT-4X is highly reminiscent of the old Toyota FJ Cruiser, which likely served as a point of inspiration. The FT-4X, like the FJ Cruiser, is an able and accomplished off-roading SUV. However, Toyota has said that the new concept would be geared toward those who are more casual fans of off-roading. To sum it up, the FT-4X would be great for someone who lives in the city but occasionally likes to go on some casual adventures.