The FJ is dead, long live the FT. Toyota's retro-inspired off-roader may be a few years gone, but the Japanese automaker wants to show that it's still interested in the segment. At the 2017 New York Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the FT-4X concept, short for "Future Toyota-Four-wheel-drive Crossover." While vehicles like the 4Runner and Tacoma are aimed at more hardcore off-road enthusiasts, the FT-4X is aimed squarely at city dwellers who want something more capable than a RAV4 or C-HR.
The FT-4X was designed by Toyota's Calty Design Research, in Newport Beach, Calif. It's the same group that penned the Concept-i that debuted at this year's CES. The basic framework was a vehicle that could go anywhere at a moment's notice, as Calty says Millennials love the outdoors but rarely plan ahead. There are a number of design features that make the FT-4X a bit of a Swiss Army knife.