The ongoing Japan Mobility Show is creating a buzz with various manufacturers showcasing their new concepts and vehicles. After releasing teasers of the FT-3e and FT-Se last week, renowned Japanese automaker Toyota has now fully shown the concepts to the world at the auto show in Japan. The Toyota FT-3e is a crossover SUV, and the FT-Se is a sports vehicle. The two electric concepts are reported to have a few common components, but the precise configuration of these parts is unknown. The Toyota FT-3e SUV demonstrates a rugged and modern style with its sloped windscreen, angular lines, and flared wheel arches, while the two-seater electric sports car, the FT-Se, features an aggressive front face and a sloping roofline. Now that these two concepts have finally been revealed, let's look into their key design features both inside and outside.
Toyota FT-3e, FT-Se Concepts: Exterior and Interior Highlights
The automaker envisions the new Toyota FT-3e as the next-generation electric model that will provide tailored services driven by cutting-edge technologies. While we don't have information on the technical specifics of the FT-3e, the concept boasts impressive futuristic features. For example, the external side screens in the doors display the battery charge level, interior temperature, and air quality to both the driver and passengers. The concept's general proportions, including its low profile and corner-mounted wheels, are remarkably similar to the bZ4X. It features thin light bars that run across the front and back, giving a sharp and distinctive appearance. Additionally, the front end has sharp creases that add to its striking look. Like the bZ4X, it has a two-piece rear spoiler and a sharply sloping roofline in the rear.
With seven screens, the FT-3e concept's interior gives off a cutting-edge vibe. The infotainment system, digital instrument console, and other screens, including the vertically stacked displays on either side of the steering wheel, are all included. Furthermore, a screen is used in place of the IRVM, and two screens are located at the bottom of the A-pillar. The switchgear is minimal, with capacitive touch keys or screens functioning as the main tool of control.
Coming to the electric sports car concept, the FT-Se is a high-performance battery-electric concept that is said to have been created with the assistance of Toyota's motorsports division, Gazoo Racing (GR). The sports vehicle concept features an orange paint job with a black roof and a silhouette similar to that of a typical mid-engine sports car. Notable exterior highlights include a blacked-out grille, large air intakes, and LED daytime running lights that extend vertically to the base of the fascia. The concept's sporty appearance is enhanced by a pair of wheels sitting atop red brake callipers, small wing mirrors, flush door handles, rocker panels, and more. The FT-Se concept's interior features a yoke steering wheel with two portrait screens on either side of it which demonstrate essential infotainment and other functions. Carbon fibre Recaro bucket seats and digital instrument cluster are also included.
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