Toyota, a prominent figure in the automotive industry, has recently presented an enticing glimpse of their electric vehicle offerings. Toyota has recently unveiled teaser images of two electric concepts in anticipation of the upcoming Japan Mobility Show 2023, set to take place in Tokyo.
The first one is the Toyota FT-3e. Toyota describes the vehicle as having SUV-like features and claims that it will enhance customers’ daily lives by offering new driving experiences and personalized services supported by innovative technologies. Isn’t it as clear as mud? Toyota appears to be suggesting the inclusion of advanced personalization features and high-quality technology. However, we will need to wait for more detailed information. It seems likely that subscriptions will be involved.
In terms of visual aesthetics, the FT-3e is characterized by its striking and prominent sharp angles. The rear of the vehicle features a striking full-width LED strip that extends all the way to the middle of the rear fenders, making it particularly attention-grabbing. Additionally, we noticed side-mounted displays on the door that appear to provide information such as battery charge, interior temperature, and air quality. Based on the glimpses, it appears that the FT-3e is a four-door vehicle. However, staying true to their teasing nature, Toyota is leaving us in a state of suspense.
Another option to consider is the FT-Se. The design of this two-door electric coupe clearly draws inspiration from the iconic Supra, incorporating several stylish elements. The vibrant orange FT-Se showcases the Gazoo Racing (GR) logo and is likely to be built on the same platform, potentially utilizing the same batteries and motors. However, it is important to keep in mind that all of this is currently based on speculation. It is interesting to note that some time ago, the GR division hinted at the development of an electric sports car that would be equipped with a manual transmission. Is it possible that the FT-Se could be that car? Will it include simulated internal combustion engine noises? Toyota is maintaining a policy of not disclosing any information.
Design aficionados will surely love this! One image from FT-Se showcases a design element that appears to pay homage to the iconic wraparound dashboard of the legendary A80 Supra from the 1990s. The car was highly regarded as a cult classic among JDM enthusiasts, mainly due to its easily customizable 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline engine, known as the revered JZ.
Toyota’s next-generation platform is anticipated to be the foundation for the initial electric vehicles (EVs) that will be introduced to the market by late 2025. The electric vehicles are claimed to have a range of more than 497 miles on a single charge and can be recharged from 10 to 80% in about 20 minutes using a DC fast charger.