Toyota exec says new small crossover is coming…

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Toyota FT-AC
The FT-AC may preview a new small crossover from Toyota.

A high-ranking Toyota executive in the United States has confirmed that the Japanese automaker has plans to launch another small crossover positioned below the RAV4.

Speaking to Motor Authority at the Los Angeles Auto Show – where the FT-AC show car was on display – Toyota Motor North America general manager Jack Hollis revealed that a new small crossover was very much on the cards, even if it would end up being rather close in size to the C-HR.

“It’s like the ‘90s again; we can have more than one vehicle in each segment if they are different enough,” Hollis told the publication.

He added that concepts such as the FT-AC served to “test the waters in the market and get feedback from consumers”.

Hollis went on to confirm that the proposed new small crossover would run on Toyota’s latest TNGA architecture and likely be powered by a four-cylinder engine. He also revealed that while drive in the basic model would be sent to the front rubber alone, all-wheel-drive would be optionally available (which isn’t the case with the exclusively front-driven C-HR).

So, when will we see this new crossover? Well, Hollis told Motor Authority that the production model would likely hit the market in the next two to three years…