The first generation of the Toyota Fortuner came to be back in 2004. It is actually a Hilux-based seven-seater SUV that comes in 3 model trims, the GX, GXL and the crusade. In 2015 the second generation was revealed, which has been in the market till when Toyota decided to give it a facelift. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift was revealed alongside the Toyota Hilux which also got a facelift. Away from that, today let’s discuss some of the things the new Toyota Fortuner got from the facelift.
Toyota Fortuner Styling
The 2023 Toyota Fortuner welcomes you with strong, aggressive styling and fashionable features that highlight its distinctive appearance. The cleanly formed front grille and its distinctively clustered design provide its exterior significance. Its headlights have sensors inside of them, and the front fog lamps are encircled by a silver bezel. The Fortuner is mesmerizing with its stunning exterior colour schemes, which include smoke-painted headlamps, rear combo lighting, and electrically retractable side mirrors.
Inside, The interior of the 2023 Toyota Fortuner is stunning, with a black-wooden finish and an ergonomically built interface that provides the occupants with good value comfort. Navigation is made simple without sacrificing comfort or style thanks to the steering system’s Rack and Pinion design, which also incorporates MID and audio switch controls. The multi-information display is intended to show data such as the current outside temperature, average and actual fuel consumption, cruising range, driving time, average speed, and compass. You can have the best vision regardless of the lighting condition thanks to the adjustable Optitron meter’s turquoise blue light.
Engine, Power and Transmission
In the new Hilux-based seven-seater SUV, all the models are powered by only one engine. It is a 2.8-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine. It powers out 150 kW and 500Nm of torque, thanks to the newly refreshed Toyota Hilux powertrain making the new Toyota Fortuner more powerful compared to the previous models. When compared to the previous model a healthy increase of 20KW and 50 NM of torque is notable. The 2.8 engine is also mated with a six-speed automatic transmission system and has a switchable all-four-wheel-drive system.
More Fuel economical
Having an 80-fuel tank, On a combined cycle the new Fortuner consumes 7.6 litres for every 100 kilometres. The fuel figure is actually 17 per cent less compared to the previous model fuel consumption, thanks to the new improved cooling system and the revised power train
Increased towing capacity
Definitely, this is an advantage that the newly updated Fortuner has over the model it’s replacing. The new 2021 Fortuner can tow up to 3100kg, this is actually 300kg more than the previous model it’s replacing could tow.
Toyota Fortuner price
The 2023 Toyota Fortuner price starts at $49,965 for the entry-level SUV Fortuner GX and goes up to $62,945 for the top-of-the-line SUV Fortuner Crusade.
I do love the fortuner but I think its still the Hilux that rocks….
Especially the new upcoming GR more tough both off-road and on-road and offers a punch in performance more than the FORTUNER ……