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Toyota Fortuner

Toyota has an incredible knack of being able to introduce new vehicles that are a little different from similar models in their line-up but still provide the interest that new car buyers are looking for.  Toyota’s latest offering is called the Toyota Fortuner.  I’m pretty sure that Toyota hasn’t come up with the technology that can look into your future; however the new Fortuner is a futuristic and highly sophisticated vehicle that still provides the toughness one associates with the Toyota brand in both reliability and, in the Fortuner’s case, excellent off-road ability.  The new Toyota Fortuner is an exceptionally nice vehicle to live with.

New for the Fortuner and Hilux range is the superb 2.8 litre turbo-diesel engine that boasts 130 kW and 450 Nm.  These figures sit nicely with what is a great, roomy SUV to travel in.  Promising loads of torque for pulling the caravan or boat, the engine’s smooth and powerful nature is likeable.  Power is fed to the rear wheels under normal circumstances, but at the flick of a switch, the electronic transfer slips between high range 2WD, 4WD High and 4WD Low.  Tough terrain is tamed in 4WD Low; the Fortuner being very capable off-road.  This is a vehicle that can tackle the Outback, with the ability to get you back home in one piece.  The Toyota Fortuner has 4WD capabilities that are based on the rugged Hilux range and so it has Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC), Active Traction Control (A-TRC) and a Rear Differential Lock as standard on every Fortuner.

Cabin space is good, with enough seats for seven occupants.  Three models are offered: GX, GXL and Crusade.  The GX is the base model with plenty of kit, and it offers a 7-inch display at the centre of the dash.  The audio system has Toyota’s special Link system that connects you to live audio streaming, top sound and Bluetooth communications.  A reversing camera, an air conditioned cooler box for drinks and eats, auto on/off headlamps and cruise control are standard.  GXL models gain Smart Entry and Smart Start, paddle shifters for the automatic gearbox, privacy glass, fog lamps and a premium steering wheel – to name a few things.  The Toyota Fortuner Crusade model is the top of the range, and therefore is packed with all the latest and greatest goodies.  The woodgrain trimmed interior marries nicely with the all leather seating.  Climate control air conditioning and satellite navigation, premium DAB Radio, Bi-Beam LED headlamps with auto levelling, Integrated Daytime Running Lights, a powered tailgate, and a 220 Volt Accessory socket are some of the top features on the Crusade model.

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Toyota Fortuner Interior

Exterior lines are sharp and attractive for a big SUV, and the new Toyota Fortuner is always going to look good wherever you care to travel.  GX and GXL models sit on a snazzy set of 17-inch rims, while the Crusade has a wider 18-inch alloy rim.  Roof rails are standard on the GXL and Crusade.

Toyota have gone to great lengths to make the Fortuner a very durable and rugged performer, and though boasting a comfortable ride and good handling, the Fortuner comes with reinforced chassis members and underbody protection for when the track off to the side just looks to enticing to not take a look.  All Fortuner models have an underbody structure that is made from superior 590MPa high grade tensile steel for extra strength and stiffness.

Loaded with five-star safety features, the new Fortuner is going to be a very welcome addition to any family, and is certainly one of the ‘gotta-go-and-see’ models for 2016.

The current Toyota Fortuner model series includes the:

  • Fortuner GX
  • Fortuner GXL
  • Fortuner Crusade

For any more information on the Toyota Fortuner or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Toyota dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!