The Toyota car maker has presented its newest SUV at the 2017 New York Auto Show which will find its main rival in the Jeep Renegade model. It is the upcoming 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept which is soon expected to go into production.
The Toyota FT-4X is a four-door crossover SUV should be able to go on any type of terrain, so it will be good for either off-road or on-road driving. Visually the new FT-4X will be very similar to the FJ40 Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser model which are no longer in the production. It looks very simple and unique. As well, it will be very capable so for those who love adventures, this could be a good choice. Inside the cabin, the new Toyota will be simple but very modern and functional and equipped with many tech features. Under the hood, nothing is yet revealed, but according to the latest rumors, the upcoming Toyota FT-4X will use a 4-cylinder unit. As well, it will share similar dimensions with the CH-R crossover SUV with which it will also share the underpinnings.
2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept drivetrain
The Japanese carmaker has already presented the new 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept model. However, they haven’t revealed what will be found under its hood. So, there are many rumors about the engine which will power the future FT-4X model. If the latest news is true, after the Toyota FT-4X goes into production, it will most likely feature a 4-cylinder engine under its hood. Unfortunately, the exact type of this unit is still not known and neither the performance and output. Some sources claim that it is going to be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which is able to develop 144 horsepower. This engine is the same one which is used in the CH-R model. Furthermore, the all-wheel drive system will be standard.
Platform, exterior and interior design
First of all, the newest 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept will ride on the Toyota’s New Global Architecture C-Platform. This is the same architecture which underpins the C-HR crossover SUV. So, they will be about the same size and will share the same 103.9-inch wheelbase. Speaking of the exterior design, the new Toyota will inherit similar design of the FJ10 Land Cruiser. The FT-4X will get rugged and boxy exterior styling. The front end will be dominated by the large grille and instead of the recognizable “T” badge, there will be the “Toyota” letters. As well, there will be a large bumper below the grille. The new Toyota will ride on the 18-inch 12-spoke wheels.
Speaking of the interior, the 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept will be very modern and functional. There will be two rows of seats while the rear ones can be completely folded down for more cargo space. As well, we will notice plenty of interesting things such as removable radio, navigation which can be used via mobile phone etc. Furthermore, there will be water bottles integrated into the doors and a removable ceiling light which can be used as a flashlight.
Release date and price
It is still not confirmed, but we are hoping to see the newest 2018 Toyota FT-4X Concept in late 2018. The price is still not revealed.