Toyota unveiled the new Fortuner in Australia. The unveiling was a global event, as the big SUV will also be sold on other markets. The seven-seat family SUV that will arrive in its Australian dealer showrooms towards the end of October.
As you would expect, the new generation Fortuner will be offered in Australia in three grades – GX, GXL and Crusade. They will all be powered by Toyota’s new 2.8-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that develops up to 450Nm of torque.
A new six-speed manual gearbox is available on the GXL and Crusade grades. 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 part-time 4×4 during day-to-day driving, owners can turn a dial to access Fortuner’s four-wheel-drive ability in high or low range.
A reversing camera is standard across the range, as are seven airbags, hill-start assist control and an emergency stop signal.
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.