— 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 lamps around the beltline to emphasize a stable stance. The FT-SX a clean and taut surface by a full width exhaust in the bumper. A smoothly integrated wing extends from the line continuing the body motion past the rear

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 inviting interior was created by designer Alberto Palma and luxury, comfort, utility, and The fresh look is achieved natural woods, soft and durable metals. The interior a new sense of space defined by a feeling for the driver and front This is achieved by overlapping elements that create space giving each the his space is dominant. A flying gauge cluster surrounds the with a sleek, sporty that (like the exterior) flows into the door and the interior. The armrests are integrated the seats, eliminating clutter and a living-room 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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