The Toyota FT-4X concept is set to be unveiled later tonight, but Kelly Blue Book has already let slip what the SUV will look like, with low-resolution photos and first details of the show car.

It certainly looks rugged, with a boxy, minimalist body punctuated by bulky wheel arches and large six-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in off-road tyres. A white wraparound front mask is fitted with angular headlights; further back, the hardened flat roof is suitable for securing camping gear. There’s also a removable vertical glass “picture window” set in the C-pillar, along with a GoPro camera integrated in the driver’s side door mirror.

But the rear is the most interesting part of the vehicle, with a split “Multi Hatch” tailgate that is capable of opening outwards in Urban mode, or upwards like a traditional hatch in Outdoor mode. A large circular knob makes it easy to switch between the two tailgate modes. Four tow hooks found at the front and rear double as tie-downs, while the upwards-raked bumpers increase approach and departure angles.

Although it looks big and tough, the FT-4X is actually slightly smaller than the C-HR B-segment crossover, riding on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Measuring 4,249 mm long, 1,821 mm wide and 1,623 mm tall, it’s 111 mm shorter, 26 mm wider and 58 mm taller than the C-HR, while the 2,640 mm wheelbase is identical.

Toyota said in a press release that “one could assume the FT-4X could potentially employ a small displacement four-cylinder engine,” and there’s also a four-wheel drive system with low range.

Inside, the FT-4X has a simple horizontal dashboard that’s similar to the Citroën C4 Cactus, with large stowage spaces coloured blue for closed storage and orange for open cubby holes. Instrumentation is digital, with a smartphone dock above the main display providing navigation; a removable boom box sits in the centre console.

Between the centre console, there’s a sleeping bag by The North Face that also functions as an armrest above a large centre storage compartment, while the door handles double as water bottles. There’s also a flashlight integrated into the rear ceiling, USB ports in the armrests and heated and refrigerated rear bins.

Although the cabin is divided into Clear (front), Wet (middle) and Cargo (rear) zones, there’s no carpeting throughout, so the interior can be hosed clean. The rear seats, which can be folded to increase cargo space, feature the same hard material as the rear luggage area, making it easy to slide cargo in and out, as well as making it easier to clean.