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Toyota Looks Ahead With FT-AC Concept

Toyota Looks Ahead With FT-AC Concept

During this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota previewed its future with the FT-AC Concept. An acronym for Future Toyota Adventure Concept, the FT-AC is obviously an SUV with some cool new features and a rather normal looking design.

Toyota isn’t just saying what the FT-AC is previewing (in fact, they’re saying it previews nothing in particular), but logic would suggest this is perhaps a foreshadowing of the next RAV4. From a size perspective, this concept isn’t far from the RAV4 and the design is remarkably realistic for a concept vehicle.

Actually, the FT-AC is a handsome SUV. The front clip design is clearly an evolution of the design theme found on other Toyota production models, such as the 4Runner and Tundra. Disregard the outlandish color palette and huge wheels, and you’re left with something that looks like it is ready to be on a Toyota dealership lot now.

However, this vehicle also has some innovative features in it too. There’s infrared cameras mounted all over the vehicle that can record your off-road adventures and stream them live to social media outlets using built-in WiFi. The front fog lamps can also be removed from the vehicle and used as torches for those times your off-road adventure takes you to a cave or something.

Toyota is not detailing the powertrain found inside the FT-AC, saying only that it has a gas engine and electric motors on the all-wheel-drive system. Assuming this vehicle is built on the company’s TNGA architecture, the powertrain could be a sampling of what is to come from Toyota hybrids in the future.





 

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  1. nsaporito
    I like the look of this. The design language, anyway.
    Dequindre
    Not bad. This would make a nice addition to Toyota's lineup.
    Andrew_L
    Looks to be FWD based but looks way more rugged kind of like the first gen Escape in some respects.
    arutherford
    I hope this is not the next Rav4. There is way too much going on here.
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