"Four Wheeling. Scene Stealing". That’s how Toyota introduced its FT-4X Concept, which will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 12, at the New York International Auto Show.
The concept vehicle is believed to be the heir to the much loved and celebrated Toyota Land Cruiser, one of the most successful and legendary off-roaders in History. Even though the image released by the Japanese automotive manufacturer doesn’t reveal much, the tire and its wheels, coupled with the “4X” included in the project’s code name, leave little to the imagination, hinting at a new 4x4.
Delivering a new overland vehicle would make sense for Toyota, as the main competition seems to be enjoying a period of success. In early January, Ford announced a new Bronco for 2020, whereas Jeep’s 2017 Wrangler Rubicon was considered the “4X4 of the Decade” by Four Wheeler magazine. Besides, both modern and vintage SUVs are having a momentum, so now is the right time for the Japanese giant to upshift and try to keep up the pace.
Meanwhile, we’ll stick to our faithful and robust vintage Land Cruiser from the 40 Series. We can’t get enough of its simple and utility-friendly design, reminiscent of more adventurous and fun times! This car was made to make History, and it’s been collecting memories since its inception, in 1960. Its success didn’t stop 24 years later, when production ended, because its legacy became part of our legacy and that of millions of people around the world. That’s why we love it so much. What started as a bodywork in a garage ends up becoming a reliable partner in unforgettable journeys across generations.
Isn’t that inspirational? We think it is. And that’s why we dedicate ourselves to carefully and patiently restoring Land Cruisers. Their seats hold promises of adventures, their tires always remind us of how good it feels to get muddy. Are you in the same state of mind? Get in touch! We might have what you’re looking for. If we don’t have it, we can create it. We just love a challenge!
Top image courtesy of Toyota