WORLD PREMIERE FOR SEVEN-SEAT TOYOTA FORTUNER
Toyota today staged the simultaneous global reveal of a new seven-seat family SUV that will arrive in its Australian dealer showrooms towards the end of October.
Known as Fortuner, the new SUV will expand Toyota’s market-leading SUV line-up to six vehicles – joining RAV4, Kluger, FJ Cruiser, LandCruiser Prado and LandCruiser 200 series. Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the world premiere, staged simultaneously in Australia and Thailand, heralds a stylish and refined vehicle that is remarkably tough and offers genuine 4WD ability.
“Fortuner’s strength and refinement ensures it is equally at home on the school run as on the toughest off-road trails found in Australia,” Mr Cramb said.
“Fortuner shares the rugged underpinnings of the ‘unbreakable’ HiLux, allowing owners to travel to – and return from – places many other SUVs simply can’t go.”
“At the same time, Fortuner’s unique design suits the advanced tastes of modern SUV buyers while being equipped with a comprehensive list of features appreciated by families and business owners.”
A new six-speed manual gearbox includes ‘intelligent’ technology on GXL and Crusade grades to ensure smoother shifting by matching engine speed to transmission speed. A newly developed six-speed automatic transmission is also available.
All variants are fitted with trailer sway control, which is designed to assist if a towed vehicle becomes unsettled by crosswinds, bumpy roads or sharp turns of the steering wheel. Maximum braked towing capacity will be three tonnes for the manual and 2.8 tonnes for the auto*.
A reversing camera is standard across the range, as are seven airbags, hill-start assist control and an emergency stop signal. Toyota expects Fortuner to attract the top five-star safety rating.
All variants will feature front and rear air-conditioning, large touchscreen audio displays, Toyota Link connected mobility#, side steps, 17 or 18-inch wheels, disc brakes front and rear, and an air-conditioned compartment that helps keep drinks and food warm or cold. The two higher grades are fitted with roof rails, fog lamps, reverse parking sensors, keyless smart entry and start, and downhill assist control.
Fortuner - 360° Spin
Range and colours
GX - 2.8L Turbo-diesel engine
- 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual
- 17" Steel Wheels with all terrain tyres
- LED tail lamps
- 7" Display audio with Toyota Link
- Reversing Camera
- Air conditioned cooler box
- Auto on/off headlamps
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Active Traction Control (A-TRC)
In addition to or in replacement of the GX features:
- 17" Alloy wheels with all terrain tyres
- Intelligent Manual Transmission (i-MT)
- 4.2" Multi Information Display (MID)
- Smart Entry Smart Start
- Paddle shifters (auto transmission only)
- Privacy glass
- Rear Parking sensors
In addition to or in replacement of the GXL features:
- 18" alloy wheels with highway-terrain tyres
- Woodgrain-look interior
- Climate control air conditioning
- Satellite Navigation[N1] & DAB Radio
- Bi-Beam LED headlamps with auto levelling
- Integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
- Power back door
Fortuner Toyota Service Advantage
When you buy a new Fortuner, you don't have to worry about your service costs. With the Toyota Service Advantage you'll pay the same low prices from one log book service to the next. Every new Fortuner at Anthony Smith Toyota is entitled to up to 6 standard scheduled services at $180* for the first 3 years or 60,000km whichever occurs first.
*Toyota Service Advantage is available to eligible customers* for new current model vehicles sold.