Penned by the company's Calty Design Research in California, the Toyota FT-4X Concept is meant to accommodate the modern urban explorer. Its small footprint lets it easily maneuver around city streets and parking spaces. The rear Multi-Hatch can open horizontally or vertically, depending on the direction of the rotating handle, letting you access your gear no matter the space available. Tie-down hooks abound on the bumpers, roof, and spacious cargo bay, and color-coded storage areas make it clear what each is for, with heated and cooled boxes in the rear. It's still a concept, of course, so you also get some features not likely to ever reach production, like a compact The North Face sleeping bag that doubles as an armrest, and a GoPro HERO5 Session camera built into the driver's side rearview mirror to record your adventures.
Designer Joey Ruiter is adept at reimagining common modes of transportation — the Snoped and Tinnie 10 are proof. The Consumer Concept Vehicle is his latest, taking on the conventional car. As with his prior work, it sports an angular design finished primarily in black. The front "grille" is a two-way mirror, with an air intake on its edges and ultra-bright LEDs behind it that shine 54,000 lumens onto the road ahead. The slab-like cabin all but hides the wheels, giving the appearance of floating, and the rear portion is clad in versatile, outdoor-friendly Xorel fabric, while the front is made from metal and flips forward for access to the engine. Measuring just 135 inches long, it's surprisingly well-suited to urban environs, but like most of Ruiter's other work is unlikely to hit the market anytime soon.