Toyota Shows Its Off-Road Chops at 2021 SEMA Show

If you think Toyota cars are only good for getting top fuel economy, the automaker is keen on expanding your perspective. At the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Toyota unveiled wild custom trucks all built in-house at the Toyota Motorsport Garage — all of which displayed awesome off-road capabilities. Here’s what the brand had on display.

Toyota Tacoma “Tacozilla” Concept

Paying tribute to campers of the 1970s and 1980s, the Toyota Tacoma “Tacozilla” Concept is a fully insulated truck up-fitted with a pass-through camper that includes a full bathroom, hot water shower, kitchen stove, and even a table.

Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra | Dixon, IL

Designed as a support vehicle for off-road racing, this fearsome Toyota Tundra uses TRD-tuned suspension with extra-long travel and a wide body kit. Its roll bar can hold two spare tires, and it carries a full complement of recovery gear so you can help less-capable, stranded cars.

Tacoma Overlanding Concept Vehicle

The Tacoma Overlanding Concept doesn’t have a camper, but it does have a rooftop tent to ensure you can still get a good night’s sleep out in the wilderness. And with Dakar rear leaf springs, ultra-tough skid plates, and an adjustable suspension system, it can go just about anywhere.

When it comes to off-road performance and ruggedness, few automakers have a track record as strong as Toyota’s. Visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the Tundra, Tacoma, and other off-road-capable Toyota rides.

Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle

Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle in Rockford IL

If you love an off-road proficient vehicle or anything that shows off with unique styling, you’ll be drooling over the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle. This quirky, capable SUV waves goodbye to classic curvy, car-inspired styling in favor of boxy, bold styling. Four doors make it easy for the whole crew to join in on an off-road adventure in this four-wheel drive crossover, but modern styling allows the back doors to blend in with the sporty silhouette, which includes rugged overfenders and large tires ready to venture off the pavement.

Inside, the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle has a spacious and versatile space that can be used for passengers and cargo alike. The rear seats fold flat in order to make room for all your gear, and the rear cargo floor slides out to provide even more space. Topside tracks allow you to secure cargo, while the Multi-Hatch rear door provides easy access, with the ability to both swing open or fold up like a classic hatchback.

With a distinct exterior design, a spacious, versatile interior, and an off-road ready, highly capable performance, the Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle could be the perfect new crossover for those looking for something that can travel effortlessly both on and off the pavement.

Pay tribute to the progressive direction that Toyota is pursuing with the FT-4X Concept Vehicle when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to take a new 2020 model for a test drive.


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