The car has been designed by Toyota’s California Calty studio for millennials with an active lifestyle, and features tough, boxy styling and a raised driving position.
It gets an integrated GoPro camera and removable and interchangeable panels to enable customisation. The car also features a toughened up section in its cabin to enable all-weather protection and water resistance from sodden passengers.
The car is based on Toyota’s new global architecture C-Platform. It's slightly shorter than a Mazda CX-3 and stands almost as tall Range Rover Evoque. It sits on 18in wheels wrapped in off-road tyres.
The FT-4X concept doesn’t feature an engine, but Toyota said if it did, it’d likely be a small displacement four-cylinder, driving all four wheels. The car would use a selectable low-range gearbox to boost its off-road ability.
“You can really tell that we had a blast designing the FT-4X because it looks fun to use and fun to drive,” said Calty Studio chief designer Ian Cartabiano.