Toyota Teases New FT-AC “Adventure” Concept Ahead Of LA Auto Show

Toyota has a new concept called FT-AC for the LA Auto Show, with the company releasing a first teaser image.

Judging by the photo, the new Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) appears to be some kind of hardcore offroader, complete with LED roof lights and some weird fender extensions that don’t sit flush with the rest of the bodywork.

We still don’t know if Toyota’s new Adventure concept is either a pickup truck or an SUV. We did compare the photo against the Land Cruiser, the Tacoma and even the HiLux but still couldn’t tell for sure what’s hiding behind the shadows.

What we do know is that Toyota has been working on the updated versions of the 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra which are probably going to receive a new hybrid powertrain option, and the new concept might preview some of these upcoming design changes.

Toyota will reveal the new FT-AC on November 30 during the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show at an event that will be also livestreamed, so stay tuned.

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  • Rahn

    I hope it’s the FT-4X. It’s exactly the replacement for my Honda Element and Jeep Renegade that I’ve been looking for, keeping my fingers crossed…

    • bicepeak

      I am hoping it is like that too. But I am afraid it will probably being something larger. 🙁

    • RDS Alphard

      Interest to see FT-4X has quite a few fans.

  • RDS Alphard

    I bet this is 4-Runner successor, but a preview of it.

    • no25

      I hope so, but I am wondering if it’s more of an FJ replacement concept.

  • no25

    Toyota has been all concept vehicle and not much production vehicle heavy lately I feel. We wanna see the new Supra, the next 4Runner, the next [GT]86, the next Corolla, a (much needed) new Sequoia, an FJ replacement, etc.

    • Farhan Vladimir Lorenzo-Krause

      My guess is because of the fact that Toyota was too busy focusing on the recently all-new 2018 Camry…. (possibly understandable since its the brand’s best-seller to begin with, but still).

    • RDS Alphard

      next Corolla is coming soon, GT86 & Supra might be around 2019/2020
      Sequoia & FJ’s future is rather uncertain

      • Honda NSX-R

        FJ I believe has a bleak future, but I guess we’ll see something similar to one. I’m guessing this concept is the closest we can get to an FJ Cruiser replacement.

      • Farhan Vladimir Lorenzo-Krause

        Speaking of the next Corolla, I have randomly found a possible render showing the 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE right here: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c669b2c678a24846eb36de9c505b7f27a55ff15ed2dc1d1db0a78d1d6a0c227f.png

        All of you guys here, please let me know whether this design would be good or not for the all-new upcoming TNGA-based 2019 Corolla… (call me weird, but just curious).

        I even heard rumours that Toyota would kill off the 132 horsepower 1.8L 4-Cylinder and CVT (found in the current Corolla), in favour for the same 200+ horsepower 2.5L 4-Cylinder (with DYNAMIC FORCE) and 8-speed direct-shift automatic transmission w/ rev-matching found in the recently all-new 2018 Camry, for the 2019 Corolla as well. This is no word of a lie….

        ….I mean, judging the fact that the all-new 2018 Camry with that engine makes best-in-class power while retaining the bulletproof Toyota reliability, and best-in-class fuel economy that even bests so many smaller economy cars to this day without the use of a CVT (29 city/ 41 highway /34 combined). So knowing that the Corolla will weigh less knowing it’s a smaller car overall than the Camry, it will not only be faster (by only a tiny margin, and although the Camry hits 60 mph in 7.5 seconds with that I4 engine) but will also be a lot more fuel efficient with the same powertrain. I also hope that Toyota installs the same factory-installed quad-exhaust tips along with that powertrain in the 2019 Corolla XSE borrowed from the 2018 Camry XSE….. as it will PERFECTLY match its character in my personal opinion (not trying to sound like a ricer, btw).

        • RDS Alphard

          2.5L Corolla might be possible in USA, impossible for elsewhere because big displacement meant huge disadvantage on annual tax, which is something that most Corolla owner care & actually paid (not in USA, of course). Just like the last generation Corolla has a 2.4L on XRS (replaced the 190hp 1.8L VVTi-L engine), the 2.5L A25A could be a thing for “Corolla XSE”, or follow the tradition & called “Corolla XRS”.

          Asian/European market probably get smaller Dynamic Force engine, and I’m hoping for something like 1.5L Turbo or 1.6L Turbo to right against Honda & even European car… although fact will tell these downsize turbocharged engine are far more expensive to maintain & higher chance to go wrong (Honda’s 1.5L Turbo had overheat issue in Asia), but the smaller size could meant way cheaper annual tax that is currently already disadvantage for Corolla.

          As for the render, I cannot comment how real or fake that is, consider most spyshot doesn’t really show the shape yet.

          • Farhan Vladimir Lorenzo-Krause

            But if that was the real shape? How would you feel about that if it was? Wouldn’t this attractive render design suit the ’19 Corolla XSE really well?

            To me, hell yes. I dare you to even do a side-by-side comparison between this (possible render) for the 2019 Corolla XSE with a 2018 Corolla XSE and see which looks better. 🙂

            And the thing is, we haven’t got the chance to see the ACTUAL spyshots for the 2019 Corolla sedan yet, so this is just my expectation, and I HOPE this will be the actual design.

          • RDS Alphard

            Headlights & front bumper is good, but the fake front quarter window is bad (more blindspot), and the rear is simply too high & ends up looking like shit (just like new Civic).

  • Autoexperte

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c8dc9bc74b116375df71291e3461017ab6cba3a0673bc1fb6352ead01b4a542.jpg

    it’s an evolution of the FT-4X concept, the FT-AC Concept can be a rustical offroader based on the Toyota CH-R

  • MarketAndChurch

    LA is looking very promising this year.

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