The 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept was revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show and it stands for ‘Future Toyota-four-wheel-drive Crossover’. Now, while the off-road fans will tend to lean towards 4Runner and Tacoma, the FT-4X is targeting the city-dwellers who look for futuristic crossovers.
It suits the millennials who seldom plan before time – the car can go anywhere whenever you make up your mind. Designed by Toyota’s Calty Design Research, the 2018 Toyota FT-4X resembles a swiss knife thanks to its sharp features and overall look.
2018 Toyota FT-4X – Exterior and Interior Features
The FJ Cruiser is the inspiration behind the design of the 2018 Toyota FT-4X. The perpendicular windshield, distinct fenders, a white roof and the traditional T logo being replaced by the block TOYOTA on the rear hatch and the front and steering wheel are just some of the indicators of it.
The rugged looking crossover has a rear hatch that the makers have named “Multi -hatch”. It is the rotatable handle that allows the user to choose how he or she would like to open it.
This car is the right option when it comes to camping amidst nature. For example, the glove compartment has air vents that can cool down and dry off wet clothing items.
The rear seats can be folded to create more cargo space and the storage. Other distinctive features include removable windows and a Go-Pro camera within the driver’s side mirror.
Instead of the usual navigation system that you see in most cars, the Toyota has placed a phone socket that is just above the instrument cluster which is another way to reach out to the youth of today who mainly use their phones when it comes to following maps.
2018 Toyota FT-4X – Engine Details
As it is a concept, engine details aren’t exactly clear. The Toyota is planning on placing a small displacement four-cylinder that will power the mechanical four- wheel drive system. The 2018 Toyota FT-4X concept employs rear suspension with the double wishbone. The MacPherson front struts will maintain a good stability on the road and it has a wheelbase of 103.9 inches.
With a suitable powertrain and the four wheel drive system, this has a high chance of going into production. With no C-HR coming up anytime soon, this concept has already found several enthusiastic buyers awaiting further announcements from Toyota.
This upcoming SUV will be powered by 1.6 or 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Also, besides 6-speed automatic transmission, we expect that it will have the manuel transmission in the offer as well.
2018 Toyota FT-4X Release Date and Price
According to latest news FT-4X will definitely get production version. The release date of this Toyota boxy SUV we can expect at the end of 2018. We expect that this SUV will have rear-wheel drive version also.
The price for the basic version will be about $ 28,000. The all-wheel drive 2018 Toyota FT-4X version will come into the sale with the price slightly less than $ 30,000.
Designed to satisfy your growing need to escape from monotony, the 2018 Toyota FT-4X is going to be your answer to your everyday travel. With its rugged look and beefy tires, this crossover is going to be ready to take you wherever. After all, why take the boring route when you have Toyota working on making life interesting? We cannot wait for the Toyota to take this model ahead!