Toyota’s latest off-road concept is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts.
A couple of weeks ago, Toyota teased an extreme off-roader concept slated to debut at the LA Auto Show. With the show now in full swing, Toyota has delivered its promise and revealed the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) following the FT-4X concept shown earlier this year. Designed for adventurers, the Toyota FT-AC is a small yet rugged and capable crossover with bold styling and an advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that allows power to be routed for better control and maximum traction.
For now, the design study is gasoline powered but Toyota hints that the FT-AC could offer a next-generation hybrid powertrain. “FT-AC is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts who want to dial up the adventure on their weekend getaways,” said Toyota’s group vice president and general manager Jack Hollis. “No matter the roads, the activities, or the people, FT-AC sparks authentic fun and conversation.” Among the Toyota FT-AC’s striking design features include a long wheelbase, wide fender flares and 20-inch wheels wrapped in chunky all-terrain tires. The resulting design looks like something that could feasibly enter production in a few years.
Bright LED headlights flank the front grille, and the fog lights can be removed from their pods to be used as portable flashlights or attached to a mountain bike. The FT-AC also has twin hooks for vehicle recovery, while skid plates help protect the short front and rear overhangs from rocks and ruts. Thanks to cameras embedded in the side mirrors, the Toyota FT-AC lets you record every moment of your off-road adventures. Like the fog lights, they can also be removed from the crossover to use on-foot. Social media-savvy customers can even use an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot to upload footage of off-road trails to the cloud and livestream to online followers.