Toyota FT-1 Brings Rush Of Adrenaline With Canadian Debut At 2015 Montreal International Auto Show

MONTREAL, QC., (January 15, 2015) – There’s a good reason why the FT stands for “Future Toyota.”

As visitors to the Toyota booth at this year’s Montreal International Auto Show will discover, the Toyota FT-1 – which is making its debut on Canadian soil – embodies the essence of where Toyota is headed. The company is focused on introducing new cars and trucks that excite the senses and connect on a powerful, emotional level with consumers.

“At Toyota, our vehicles are about quality, durability as well as great design and handling – all bringing customers more fun and delight,” said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.

The FT-1 has a stunning front engine rear-wheel drive configuration that creates classic sports car proportions to be expected from a vehicle poised to dominate even the most challenging road course. And the interior ignites heart-racing adrenaline for the driver, with the chance to grip an F1-inspired steering-wheel while sitting within an intimate, low-slung cockpit designed to heighten the senses.

Building on Toyota’s rich sports coupe heritage including Celica, Supra and 2000GT, the FT-1 has a “function-sculpted” design language that yields curved, muscular, expressive body forms. The entire vehicle looks as though it was strikingly shaped by the wind.

The FT-1 joins other exciting Toyota vehicles at the show, including the TS030 racing hybrid – the predecessor of the TS040 that enabled Toyota to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014.

Visit the Toyota booth located on Level 2 at the Palais des congrès. The show runs January 16-25.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.

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