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The interior of the Toyota FT-4X/TJ Cruiser is apparently color coded. The interior is predominantly either orange or blue.

Orange is for open bins that you can place items in loosely and are strictly open

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Blue is for closed storage, secure storage where your belongings won't be sliding and falling about.

Along with that are areas with power outlets, water bottles, flashlights, cold and hot storage along with wet/dry bins, so not to worry, it isn't all about the color code.

But I definitely have found that bit of information interesting. The big question is if they'll keep it like that on the production with contrasting colors or even different shades of color to signify.

Do you think it's a good idea or it should all just be one color and left simple?

 

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the idea behind the entire interior design is practical enough and even more with the color-coded approach

however the only difference is come time for production we might not see as much color. instead it might have outlines of those colors, similar to the Jeep Renegade:

 

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Definitely, and I doubt that we'll be seeing North Face material wrapped seats and what not, it's just not cost effective at all. So we can expect something much more mainstream like you posted there.
 

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It may look a bit too busy with so many colors in one cabin. Not too bad in the renderings, but in real life that's a lot of orange/blue/black and whatever color they decide to throw in there. I'd prefer to see most of the interior in black with orange accents.

I'm sure most owners will be able to figure out where all the storage bins are after owning one for a while.
 

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I mean.. it's pretty simple and it's essentially just like any other vehicle. You can clearly see where open storage is and if there's a door or some sort of "cover", it's a sealed storage lol. It's like looking at a door panel compartment and comparing it with a glove box. Definitely don't need it to be color coded to know the difference. For the concept though, it does serve a good way to highlight the different areas get peoples attention though.
 

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It may look a bit too busy with so many colors in one cabin. Not too bad in the renderings, but in real life that's a lot of orange/blue/black and whatever color they decide to throw in there. I'd prefer to see most of the interior in black with orange accents.

I'm sure most owners will be able to figure out where all the storage bins are after owning one for a while.
Lucky for you (or unlucky) lower trims will be basic as per most Toyota models I know. The only fancy thing i've seen it the Scion iA and Toyota iM interior, but that might change as they get rid of anything Scion to do with it.
 

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Accidentally posted this in the wrong thread, but here it is:

Base trims are pretty lackluster these days, but I would go for the higher trim if the price difference is reasonable. Around $2,000 difference to get what I want is fine with me. Probably get some heated seats with better upholstery.
 

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base trims arent lacking much, the real issue is people are expecting way too much these days and dont see the value thats already being offered. I can tell you that from my 20 years of car ownership and looking into cars that todays base was the premium of 10 years ago.
 

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That is very true. Simple things like power windows and power door locks being standard, if you compare it to before, is a big thing.

But, it's what the industry standard is now and obviously expectations are going to continue to rise and people will always want more. It's just how things work.
 

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With how quickly the industry is advancing, that's no surprise and seeing large infotainment screens as standard is still amazing to see IMO. That used to be the premium offering. Some things I can do without, like special sound systems, satellite radio, etc. But they aren't needed.

No matter the trim, the TJ Cruiser will come with the new color coded interior as that's built into the design. The same would apply for the different floor sections too.
 

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Maybe with the whole rise of Apple Auto and Andriod systems we will have the option of using our Tablets and Surface laptops as infotainment systems. I have a Surface that in tablet mode would look great in the TJ :D
 

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Not everyone will have a tablet or surface laptop, mobile phones are more widespread so that's probably why the TJ Cruiser will cater to. Though that does sound like an interesting proposition years down the road when everyone has a tablet. A lot of infotainment screens are already that large and designers are moving towards even more screen space like a tablet.
 

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A lot of people have been doing retrofits even in older cars to integrate and use tablets and iPads as infotainment systems so I wouldn't doubt seeing someone attempt it on this as well. It's definitely a lot easier than it was a few years ago as companies have started making harnesses and what not, but don't get me wrong, still a difficult task in general to fab it all up properly to make it look clean.
 

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That would take a lot of skill to make the integration look seamless. I'd be happy with whatever Toyota provides, though I'm hoping for a 7-8 inch infotainment screen that's touch operated along with using the selection dial.
 

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You could either end up with something like this which doesn't look too bad (first photo) or you could end up with something like this that is just silky smooth (second photo)

 
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