The US Patent and Trademark Office has registered a Toyota brand name application for a new name for the crossover.
The new Toyota crossover will borrow details from the Mazda CX-7
In December of this year, the Japanese company Toyota filed a patent application for the 4Active trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Although there were no comments from the automaker on this subject, some assumptions can be made as to which model is going to be called by that name. Given the presence in the Toyota range of the 4Runner SUV, the “sister” name 4Active was clearly invented for an all-wheel drive car, but lighter and more compact – for example, a crossover for an active lifestyle.
Moreover, it is known that the Japanese are already preparing to start production of an unknown new model at a plant under construction in the US state of Alabama. Toyota 4Active may also be the serial version of the recent off-road concept FT-4X, built on the modern modular architecture of TNGA, but whose appearance clearly hinted at the FJ Cruiser. If this turns out to be true and the concept gets on the conveyor, the model will occupy a niche between the current C-HR and RAV4 crossovers.