The Toyota FT-4X is a big, orange gearbox on wheels
It’s the New York Auto Show this week, which usually signals the onslaught of concept vehicles — cars that showcase a lot of nifty design elements, but for the most part will never be built and sold on a mass scale. First out of the gate is Toyota with its FT-4X, which may have the distinction of being the concept-iest concept car I’ve ever seen.
This is less of a vehicle and more of a giant, rolling Leatherman multi-tool with four-wheel drive. Or a big, orange gearbox on wheels. Everything in this car is actually something else. The arm-rest is also a North Face sleeping bag. The handlebars are water bottles. The dashboard is a boombox. The trunk doors contain a hidden warmer and refrigerator.
Toyota says the FT-4X…