Toyota unveiled a new urban concept vehicle called the FT-4X Concept. Aimed towards millennials, the FT-4X brings “casualcore” to city dwellers who want to get away. There are some pretty cool ideas incorporated in this concept’s design.

A shift from multiday, extreme, high-effort excursions to brief, unplanned, casual adventures is an overwhelming reality for Generation Y. Millennials are fond of the outdoors, but operate almost always indoors. They enjoy venturing into to new neighborhoods and national parks, but hardly plan ahead. Their countless interactions on social media bring inspiration. It is the busyness of their nonstop daily lives that pushes them past the precipice of “liking” a digital snapshot into the realm of creating their own, in reality. Their adventures begin curbside, in a parking structure, or in the depths of an underground garage.

Dinner on the beach during a beautiful evening; tailgating with friends while listening to music; visiting a favorite trailhead for a run or dog walk; settling next to a campfire for an overnight desert stay – these are the types of quick escapes that an increasing number of young, career-minded urbanites hold dear.

The FT-4X Concept is sized below the RAV4 crossover and at about the same dimensions as the new Toyota C-HR compact crossover. That makes it a great urban vehicle, but makes the interior dimensions of the FT-4X and its intended purpose a bit off. A vehicle this size does not necessarily hold four people AND their “getaway weekend” or even “day at the beach” stuff.

Have no fear, the rooftop of the FT-4X is flat and has tie-downs. Ahhh.. Read more about this new Toyota Concept at this link.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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