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How the Toyota PM Works

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FTX
The future of the Toyota full-size truck -- the FTX.
The future of the Toyota full-size truck -- the FTX.
Photo courtesy Toyota

Unveiled at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the FTX provides a preview of what Toyota is planning for its future full-size truck models. This extended cab truck sports suicide doors (a front-hinge door and a back-hinge door that open from the same originating spot) that open at 90 degrees. The FTX is nearly 19 feet (5.79 m) in length, 7 feet (2.13 m) wide and 6.5 feet (1.98 m) tall. The FTX is powered by a large-displacement V8 hybrid, gas-electric engine that delivers V6 fuel efficiency.

On the exterior, the bumpers have integrated tow hooks and special hideaway universal carabiner-type tie-down hooks in the truck bed. An electric generator, air compressor and other outlets are contained in a multi-functional unit under the rear skid plate. It also has a hideaway ramp that extends to the ground when the gate is open. This ramp is ideal for unloading heavy items.

The FTX sports suicide doors that open at 90 degrees.
The FTX sports suicide doors that open at 90 degrees.
Photo courtesy Toyota
The FTX includes a hideaway ramp that extends to the ground when the tailgate is open.
The FTX includes a hideaway ramp that extends to the ground when the tailgate is open.
Photo courtesy Toyota

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