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I thought we were going to see something with sizes of Honda Element (or Jeep Renegade), but it looks like a bigger vehicle. Anyways, I like its first teaser photo. These headlights look pretty cool (especially roof ones). Also, fenders look weird to me. What do you think about it?
 

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This might be a good thing, the perfect excuse we need to get something in a much more durable segment. Already I have been happy with FJ Cruiser pricing ever since it hit the market. I think most people would. They started out around $30,000 and odds are that these days pricing won't be far off from it.
 

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I thought we were going to see something with sizes of Honda Element (or Jeep Renegade), but it looks like a bigger vehicle. Anyways, I like its first teaser photo. These headlights look pretty cool (especially roof ones). Also, fenders look weird to me. What do you think about it?
The front looks great. Those fenders look a bit weird and tacked on in this photograph, but may look better when we see a complete picture.

Yes, I am disappointed that we won't get an Element type vehicle.
 

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Yikes!....I copied the picture to my files and see it full size. Those fenders are ugly , especially with those teeth on top.
 

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That plastic fairing cover jutting out looks like a piece of armor protecting the body. If its interior features is similar to the TJ cruiser but with a more FJ cruiser exterior, then we may have the perfect car and I'd be first in line for one.
 

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That plastic fairing cover jutting out looks like a piece of armor protecting the body. If its interior features is similar to the TJ cruiser but with a more FJ cruiser exterior, then we may have the perfect car and I'd be first in line for one.
But if it comes with a $30,000 plus sticker, than I am definitely out. :(
 

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This article points out the similarity between the the hood and windshield contour of the FT-AC and the FT-4X. This gives me hope for the FT-4X sized vehicle I would like.

Since the TJ Cruiser name is already trademarked, I believe that will be a Japan market model that will actually be released close to as it is now. I would be very happy for something like the FT-4X for the US market. On that I am sure there will be some practical changes from the show car.
 

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Here are the teeth....
Huh, didn't see them on the big picture, thanks for pointing it out. I don't understand the idea of making fenders like this, probably need a side look to see how it is. Waiting for LA Show to finally understand what are we dealing with, cause so far this concept doesn't look like something that can interest me.
 

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I wouldn't really mind a plastic skirt so long as it's functional and designed to withstand abrasion without showing every scratch. If it's going to be a more off-road friendly sibling I'm expecting a pretty rugged look.
 

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I assume there is going to be a big black plastic skirt all over the vehicle... Not really a fan of it...
I don't think there is another crossover/ SUV that doesn't have that. I am fine with it as long as it doesn't go too high up.
 

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Maybe the new FT-Ac will give Jeep a run for their money. Not the Wrangler of course, but maybe the Renegade and the Compass.
 

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Maybe the new FT-Ac will give Jeep a run for their money. Not the Wrangler of course, but maybe the Renegade and the Compass.
If it is the size of the FT-4X, then it would be squarely aimed at the Renegade.
 

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If it is the size of the FT-4X, then it would be squarely aimed at the Renegade.
If that's true, Renegades will soon disappear from the market. I drove this car once and that was enough for me to understand what I'm dealing with. Ugly looking Renegade won't make you happy by its interior too. Cheap plastic everywhere, seat cloth feels weird, outdated interior design overall. There are better competitors like Honda H-RV, Mazda CX-3 or even Subaru Crosstrek.
 

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If that's true, Renegades will soon disappear from the market. I drove this car once and that was enough for me to understand what I'm dealing with. Ugly looking Renegade won't make you happy by its interior too. Cheap plastic everywhere, seat cloth feels weird, outdated interior design overall. There are better competitors like Honda H-RV, Mazda CX-3 or even Subaru Crosstrek.
I would never buy a Jeep myself mainly because of their poor reliability. However, the Renegade is the top seller among all the vehicles we have mentioned in this class. Toyota might be a good competition, but I don't think Renegade sales will disappear.

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