More new concept teasers from Toyota!
This time another one from this “FT” series, called the FT-3e, which looks like a very sharply styled crossover.
At least in the FT-Se, the “S” was for “Sport” and the “e” for “Electric. I’m not sure what “3” is for here. Maybe we”‘ll see an FT-2e and FT-4e soon? Is “FT” replacing the stupid “bZ” name? It’s not that much better…
It does have a definite design connection with the Land Cruiser Se concept. But the profile also reminds me a bit of the upcoming new Lexus concept we will be seeing very soon. It would make sense since the Lexus will probably end up with a cheaper Toyota version based on the same platform.
I guess these new FT models will be using Toyota’s new EV platform and all-new battery technology that we could see in 2 or 3 years.
This is what Toyota is saying about the FT concepts and the FT-3e:
“The two concept models―the SUV-type FT-3e and the sporty FT-Se―will present a future transformed by electrification and intelligence, along with the new experience value offered by cars. Toyota believes that future mobility will go beyond providing physical transportation tools to becoming a lifestyle partner closely aligned with each customer’s individual values. Alongside the highly responsive controls and captivating designs unique to BEVs, these models evolve into one-of-a-kind cherished vehicles by offering the joy of personal ride customization, as well as convenient functions for stress-free browsing of local area and information while onboard.”
- A next-generation BEV concept model that will enrich customers’ daily lives with new driving experiences and personalized services powered by innovative technologies.
- It also contributes to achieving carbon neutrality and creating a better world by connecting to society as a transfer medium for energy and data from the vehicle and its surroundings.
- An exterior design that combines both advanced styling and aesthetics while keeping the lines and surfaces that make up the body as simple as possible.
- Digital displays running from the lower side body to the upper door provide information, including battery charge, onboard temperature, and interior air quality when the driver approaches the car.