Whether you’re looking to explore the tarmacs of beyond, the new Toyota FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept) revealed at the LA Autoshow recently will bring you there.

Seemingly built for extreme terrains, it’s got LED headlights up front with detachable fog lights which can be attached to mountain bikes. Aside from twin hooks cleverly concealed in the front and rear bumper for vehicle recovery, it’s also got skid plates to protect the short front and rear overhangs.

It’s wide fender flares not only project a powerful stance but also provides protection for the body of the FT-AC which sits on 20-inch wheels. The concept’s exterior consists of a striking combination of Prospect Green with Fortress Gray accents.

Instead of having a conventional roof rack, the roof itself has been sculptured to serve as a tray, with LED marker lights at its front corners providing ambient lighting. They also act as a flash for the cameras embedded into the side mirrors. The cameras are also detachable, for GoPro-like applications.

The same roof rack’s rear-facing LED lights also aids night time visibility and can be controlled via smartphones. Also at the rear is an integrated bike rack that can be retracted – allowing it to be hidden within seconds.

Mechanically, the petrol-powered FT-AC has been designed with an advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. It’s also equipped with variable terrain-response settings and 4-wheel lock functions. The FT-AC could also be offered in hybrid powertrains for maximum efficiency without compromising power.


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