Released last year, the all new Fortuner managed to become a better seller than Toyota ever hoped thanks to its refinement, great exterior and interior designs and efficient yet powerful engines.
However, the car is not perfect and despite the fact it still is a great seller, it seems that a new model is going to be released with the 2017 Toyota Fortuner which is going to address a few issues and likely give it a more powerful version as well.
Like before, the updated model is still going to be the same basic car, so the body on frame construction which not only allows.
- Price-25.92L onwards
- Engines-2694 cc, Petrol, 164 bhp @ 5200 RPM power
- 2755 cc, Diesel, 174 bhp @ 3400 RPM power
- Steering-Power steering
- Seating Capacity-7 seater
- Gear Box-6-speed, Automatic, Rear Wheel Drive
- 6-speed, Manual, Rear Wheel Drive
- 5-speed, Manual, Rear Wheel Drive
- 6-speed, Automatic, 4WD / AWD
- 6-speed, Manual, 4WD / AWD
NEW TOYOTA FORTUNER CABIN:
The cabin is way better finished and more sophisticated than on the first gen car. The dark tones, leather and wood finish all come together well.It is not as luxurious as the German SUVs, nor as pretty as the Santa Fe.But it boasts good material quality and layout.
The central console dominates and houses a touchscreen infotainment navigation system with USB/Bluetooth connectivity options, and climate control – all standard – and in the 4X4 also has the on-the-fly 4 wheel drive shifter and hill descent control button.
The steering wheel is also replete with buttons – everything from voice command to buttons for operating the music.
And even buttons to toggle to a very rich new information screen on the instrument cluster – that has multiple screens with all kinds of trip and vehicle information.
The screen also prompts the next upcoming navigation command in case you miss what the voice guidance has said.
NEW TOYOTA FORTUNER ENGINE:
The new projector headlamps have a swept back, narrow organic design.They come adorned with a strip of crystalline LED daytime running lights or DRLs – standard across variants (how refreshing!).
The nose protrudes out into the wind, and accommodates a large chrome grille in a V shaped pattern that melds into the bumper.
Here you find almost overdone chrome bezels housing the fogs.
A chrome garnish runs along the window frame and notches upwards as the metal rises where the rear window ends – to offer a design signature and yet provide a bigger glasshouse for the cabin.
The wheel wells accommodate 17″ wheels (18 inchers in the 4X4) but maintain a gap above the tyres to offer the visual height the designers wanted.There is a side step to afford easy ingress and egress though.
NEW TOYOTA FORTUNER EXTERIOR:
At the same time the cabin of the future model is also likely to go through a small update in order to become a better place to be.This will be achieved by adding to the range more equipment and also a better base package.
Better base package should include all the usual safety features, an improved infotainment system as well as a more efficient climate control unit. Besides this, the rear-most seats might be revised in order to allow them to be folded or removed with more ease than before.