Toyota’s FT-AC concept SUV takes adventure to new levels at 2017 LA auto show


with the ‘future toyota adventure concept’ comes versatility for living an active lifestyle, allowing deeper exploration to take journeys even further. acknowledging that adventures vary in scope and scale, ‘FT-AC’s’ versatility caters to various lifestyles and preferences. at first glance, it is evident that the concept’s design reflects the spirit of toyota’s existing SUVs and trucks.

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the toyota ‘FT-AC’s’ pronounced, wide, black, front grille is flanked with bright LED headlamps, while fog lights brighten the road ahead during poor conditions, and can even be taken out from their pods and used as portable lights. the fog lights can be attached to a mountain bike for occasional night rides. below, the concept has twin hooks for vehicle recovery. extra wide fender flares provide body shielding and look as if they float above the 20-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, both of which help accentuate its commanding look. its impressive footwear and generous ground clearance provide drivers with more options as to where the SUV can go and explore.

the safari-style cargo roof rack system can haul all types of adventure gear. LED marker lights at its front corners can provide ambient lighting around the vehicle, brighten the trail ahead or, if desired, act as a flash for the side mirrors’ embedded cameras. the infrared cameras on the side mirrors can record trail runs and, like the fog lights, can be removed and mounted off-vehicle so that no fun goes undocumented. an integrated wi-fi hotspot automatically uploads footage to cloud-based storage where real-time editing and posting can be accessed via mobile devices. the wi-fi connectivity gives adventure-goers the ability to livestream the fun to fans and followers. the roof rack’s rear-facing LED lights also aid night time visibility and can be controlled via mobile devices. at the rear is an innovative integrated bike rack that retracts, that can be securely hidden in a few seconds. lastly, drivers and passengers can utilize the SUV’s geolocation capabilities for directions back to basecamp.