The Toyota FT-AC (Future Toyota-Adventure Concept) seeks to woo the active lifestyle crowd
“Long live new adventures!” This is the tagline Toyota has emblazoned upon their new active lifestyle vehicle. The Toyota FT-AC concept is a vehicle that beckons its prospective owners to break with tradition. Embrace the unexpected – have fun outdoors! Toyota claims this vehicle represents the next level in their adventure-loving lineup. But does it? TFL’s Nathan Adlen and Toyota North America’s Jeff Halsey take us around this new vehicle.
The Toyota FT-AC’s design: A little bit of everything
The Toyota FT-AC concept features lots of chunky bits to evoke a fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy lifestyle. The big wheels, bulbous front bumper and flared wheel arches offer the FT-AC a distinctive presence, at least. The rest of the design cribs cues from other Toyotas. At the front is a bit of 4Runner/Tacoma. Around the back, you get a bit of RAV4. This car has a fair amount of cladding in the bumpers and around the sides to protect the car from the brush.
No official powertrain just yet
You might imagine that, with the potential market Toyota’s aiming for here, they could really go in any direction with the powertrain. If they want to appeal to off-roaders, they could go with a combustion engine. If they want to appeal to active lifestyle individuals in cities, they could go electric. Or, Toyota can strike a compromise, as it often does, with a hybrid powertrain. Were they to put this into production, Toyota hasn’t come down with official powertrains just yet.
Whatever powertrain the FT-AC may get, it will likely have a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system fitted, at least as an option.
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