Entering the last quarter of 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled the latest refreshed model in its best-selling lineup of vehicles. The updated Toyota Fortuner gets an updated look, equipped with smart technology, and built with a fuel-efficient engine.
Prioritizing safety, the New Fortuner is the latest addition to the expanding Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)-equipped models in TMP’s official lineup. TSS settings previously featured in select Toyota models such as the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control are now available for the Fortuner LTD and Q.
“The new Fortuner is smarter, stronger, and safer than ever,” said Atsuhiro Okamoto, president, Toyota Motor Phils. “With its refreshed line-up led by the top-of-the-line premium LTD grade, we made the country’s best-selling SUV just got better.”
All variants come with SRS airbags (7 for the LTD variants), 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control. The 4×4 LTD variant also has Downhill Assist Control.
All variants also come with a total of six clearance and back sonars, in addition to the Panoramic View Monitor that comes with the LTD, Q, and V variants or reverse camera for the G variants.
“The Fortuner captured the hearts of many Filipinos as proven by strong sales,” Okamoto said. “It has an SUV body perfect for the Philippines’ flood-prone streets, an array of variants including a fuel-efficient diesel engine, and most of all, an affordable price — making it an achievable dream.”
The driver gets more control over the ride with various modes: Eco and Sport for LTD and Q variants, Eco and Power for V and G variants, and easy access to switches on the steering wheel and through the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto-compatible audio system across all variants. LTD, Q, and V variants feature 8-inch display audio.
Toyota made ingress smooth and easy with Smart Entry and Push Start System for LTD, Q, and V grades. The LTD variant features an elegant interior in leather with maroon accents, as well as galaxy black trim and interior illumination which adds to the sophisticated interior look of the vehicle. The Q variant also gets the classy black leather interior complemented by dark wood trim.
The New Fortuner range is headlined by the new LTD variant in 4×4 and 4×2 which comes in an exclusive design, followed by Q and V variants in an automatic transmission, and the G variant available in AT and MT.
Toyota made the New Fortuner LTD’s look more striking and more elegant coming in the two-tone color black roof color lineup. Split-type LED headlamps and LED front foglamps, sequential turn signal lamps, and the redesigned LED rear combination lamps to give the LTD variant a more dynamic design while maintaining visibility on the road.
The Q and V variants also get LED foglamps and redesigned LED rear combination lamps, as well as Bi-Beam LED Headlamps with LED Line Guide — Daytime Running Lights. G variants also now come with Bi-Beam LED Headlamps with LED DRL.
The New Fortuner LTD and Q variants are powered by the 1GD-FTV engine which gives 201 HP (204 Ps) max output and 500 Nm max torque, while the V and G variants have the 2GD-FTV engine which gives 147 HP (150Ps) max output and 400 Nm max torque.
The 2GD engine is improved for the New Fortuner V and G variants and enjoys a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency against the previous generation Fortuner.
The New Fortuner is now available in all of TMP’s 70 dealerships across the country.