— Toyota FT-SX

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Toyota FT-SX

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. unveiled the concept at a press conference at the 2005 North American Auto Show (NAIAS).

The concept was developed to explore a new genre to help create a more decisive image for said Don Esmond, senior president and general manager, Division. It is a concept aimed at families looking beyond the passenger car or SUV and boomers seeking a and refined reward vehicle.

The concept was developed by Calty, North American-based, research and center located in Newport CA and the TMS Advanced Product Strategy The team was assigned the task of a vehicle combining the ride handling, and fuel efficiency of a with the utility, spaciousness and of a car-based SUV.

With the FT-SX, we studied the attributes of Toyota’s successful cars and SUV’s and took it to the level, said Kevin vice president, design and activities at Calty Design Inc. We began with a new silhouette and package, lower and than an SUV, but taller, comfortable, and more versatile a sedan. Add a powerful V6, all-wheel 21-inch wheels, four a large, multi-function glass and an innovative rear hatch and you a vehicle with exceptional

The exterior design concept of the was the creation of 30-year-old Calty Ian Cartabiano, who also designed the 2005 Toyota Avalon. undertaking the FT-SX project, envisioned a powerful design would create excitement for young families and empty-nest with a fresh styling for the Toyota brand.

The exterior theme of the FT-SX is simple and powerful. At more 15 feet in length, over six in width and over 5 feet in the FT-SX delivers a stance is both sleek and imposing.

The of the FT-SX is an all-new expression for Defined by the alignment of the headlamps, badging, and grille, the new T-Face a memorable design theme for future. The headlamps connect with a bold new grille. hood sculpting is achieved unbroken lines elegantly down from the upper of the A-pillar, through the grille, and the bumper, wrapping back the front wheels, giving the a wide, dynamic image

The profile of the FT-SX is long and A dramatic, arching roofline versatility, while a fast coupe inspired greenhouse and suggest sporty performance. and unadorned, the strength of the modern flows from center to tying in wide, sculpted well flares. Strong character lines wrap the entire car, providing a of stability. The beltline’s unbroken, sharp edge carries to the exhaust.

In the rear, the tail sweep around the beltline to a wide, stable stance. The features a clean and taut accented by a full width in the lower bumper. A smoothly rear wing extends the belt line continuing the side motion past the glass.

Toyota FT-SX

The innovative rear hatch three opening options. The glass hatch pivots up; the hatch pivots down; and the roof has two panels which towards the center, not only a useful loading opening, but doubling as a rear sunroof. The handles are subtly integrated the beltline and open the clamshell at the touch of a button. Deep, lamps house new LED technology to a surface-through image. Two-piece 21-inch wheels provide a to the clean body theme.

The interior was created by Calty Alberto Palma and exudes comfort, utility, and practicality. The look is achieved with woods, soft leathers, and metals. The interior features a new of space defined by a 60/60 for the driver and front passenger. is achieved by overlapping seat that create individual giving each the impression his is dominant. A flying speedboard cluster surrounds the driver a sleek, sporty design (like the exterior) seamlessly into the door and around the The armrests are integrated into the eliminating clutter and creating a effect.

The rear cargo area is to fit every need, displaying a level of quality and refinement. A tray automatically extends the lower hatch is opened to in loading large and heavy

The FT-SX is the emotional and powerful of our exercise in defining a new genre and product direction for Toyota, Hunter. Its surprising utility, design, innovative features, and comfort create the passion to fulfill the requirements of its buyers in a new way. In short, the FT-SX is a that delivers the best of worlds.

Text and photos courtesy of Motor Europe S.A./N.V.

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