Recently, Toyota has officially announced the FT-4X concept at the 2017 New York show. It is reported that the Japanese automaker is also considering a production version for the FT-4X.
Initially, Toyota just wanted to introduce a new concept, but Chief Designer of Toyota has revealed that the production version of Toyota FT-4X is 75% production ready. In addition, Ian Cartabiano also says that Toyota can do it, but in the immediate future will wait for the response of customers with the FT-4X concept.
If the car was actually commercially produced, it would probably retain the FT-4X rear door design with two vertical or split openings. Of course, the introduction of the FT-4X as a concept would lead the engineering team to modify and rationalize the concept.
When it comes to market, the Toyota FT-4X will share the TNGA platform with the Toyota C-HR, which does not mean that the two cars will become the same. In contrast, Toyota said the FT-4X will be different from C-HR because of the large interior space.
Another important difference between FT-4X and C-HR is the FT-4X full-time four-wheel drive system, which makes it a much better off-road vehicle. This also allowed Toyota to make the production version of FT-4X a direct competitor to the Jeep Compass. Cartabiano has admitted that his concept does not need to be a top-of-the-line off-road vehicle like the 4Runner and the Tacoma TRD Pro.
Some images of Toyota FT-4X: