The new compact crossover Toyota will be called 4Active?December 26, 2019
It may well be that the new Japanese crossover may be the serial version of the previously presented FT-4X concept, which was shown at the 2017 New York Motor Show.
In early December this year, Toyota filed a 4Active trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Now we need to think carefully about which vehicle the Japanese brand will use this name. Is 4Active just a concept, or is it a future production model of the company? Or did the Japanese company simply apply for the registration of a trade name in order to simply reserve it and use it in the future?
I still think that it is about using the 4Active name for the future new compact crossover.
Yes, yes, at the moment there is no evidence of this theory, and in particular words from Toyota representatives that this is so, but still …
We know that Toyota plans to mass-produce its new crossover at its plant in Alabama (USA) – the company will be built in conjunction with other Japanese automaker Mazda. Well, the name 4Active seems very good for the novelty.
Given the likelihood that the “new” 4Active will become another mid-size Japanese brand SUV, we can only believe that the model will eventually appear as a production version of the FT-4X concept, which in turn was shown at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The concept of a square crossover with a sporty appearance resembled the infamous Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser SUVs, but was built on the compact, solid Toyota New Global Architecture-C platform.
With the advent of more crossovers between the subcompact and compact segments (e.g. Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos and Nissan Rogue Sport), it seems reasonable for Toyota to introduce its competitor of a similar size to fill the void between the C-HR and RAV4 models. The only question is: will this crossover be called 4Active when it inevitably appears?
Not so long ago, we wrote that dealers received serial Toyota RAV4-based crossovers Toyota Wildlander. One of the debutants of the November auto show in Guangzhou, China, was one step closer to its market debut: serial SUVs from the test batch reached the brand dealerships in China.
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