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|Also called||Toyota Hilux SW4|
|Predecessor||Toyota Hilux Sport Rider|
|Car classification||Sport utility vehicle|
|Car body style||5-door SUV|
|Automobile layout||Front engine, Rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive|
|Internal combustion engine||2.7 & 4.0 VVTi Gasoline, 2.5 & 3.0 D4-D Diesel|
|Wheelbase||2750 mm (108.3 in)|
|Length||4695 mm (184.8 in)|
|Width||1840 mm (72.4 in)|
|Height||1790 mm (70.5 in) (without roof rail)|
|Curb weight||approx. 1800 kg (3968 lb)|
|Related||Toyota Hilux Vigo|
The Toyota Fortuner is a pickup truck-based passenger vehicle (PPV) produced by the Japan Automaker Toyota for some Asia, Africa and South America markets.
Assembled in Durban South Africa, Asia and South America, the Fortuner is built on the well-established platform of the Toyota Hilux Pickup truck. It features three rows of seats and is available in rear-wheel drive or Four-wheel drive among others. The Fortuner is part of Toyota's IMV project which include the Hilux, Innova and the Fortuner.
A number of engine options are available depending on the country of sale, including a 2.7 liter 2TR-FE and 4.0 liter 1GR-FE V6 petrol with Variable Valve Timing and 2.5 2KD-FTV and 3.0 1KD-FTV Common rail Variable geometry turbocharger Diesel models.
Trim levels are G and G Luxury for Rear-wheel drive diesel and gasoline, and V for four-wheel drive Diesel and gasoline. The common rail turbo intercooled diesel has functional scoop on its hood.
The model isn't sold in North America, but the related and similarly-sized FJ Cruiser is sold instead.
In 2007, Toyota Thailand dropped four-wheel drive gasoline model, replaced by two-wheel drive gasoline until now.
This car is the best selling in its category (SUV/PPV) in the Philippines and Thailand.
The Toyota Fortuner is sold in Malaysia in 2 variants – 2.7V and 2.5G.
The 2.7V carries a 4-cylinder, in-line 16-valve, DOHC, VVT-i petrol engine, with a maximum output of 118 kW at 5200 rpm and maximum torque of 241 Nm at 3800 rpm. 2.7V is available only in 4-speed automatic transmission with ECT.
The 2.5G has a DOHC Turbo Diesel engine with a maximum output of 75 kW at 3600 rpm and maximum torque of 260 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm. 2.5G was initially available with a 5-speed manual transmission only, but for the 2009 model year facelift it has been replaced by a 4-speed auto.
It is sold in 3 variants, a 2.5 G, 2.7 G, and 3.0 V
The 2.5 G has a diesel engine with 4x2, majority of Fortuners were sold with this engine. It was criticized for having an underpowered engine 102hp engine@3,400 RPM, considering it's weight. The 2.7 G has a gasoline engine that develops 159hp@5,200rpm and 244N.m@4,000rpm of torque, its a 4x2 variant,and is cheaper by a thousand pesos from the G Diesel but notorious for being a gas guzzler. The 3.0 V variant has a common-rail D4-D diesel engine with 161hp @3,400rpm and with 343N.m@3,200rpm of torque,its a four-wheel drive, and 4-Speed Automatic transmission with Super ECT.
The Fortuner is currently the Philippines best selling SUV, despite the high sticker price, and besting compact SUV like the Honda CRV, Hyundai Tucson and even sizemate Ford Everest.
The Fortuner was introduced in 2005 in the Jakarta International Motor Show. It is positioned below the Land Cruiser and above the RAV4, in which it was replaced with the Fortuner.
It is sold in 2.7 G and 2.7 V. Later on, a 2.5 G is added. Unlike the specs in other countries, the trim 3.0 diesel engine is never sold in Indonesia officially. It only come in very few number imported directly from Thailand.
The 2.7 G is fitted with a 4-speed automatic transmission and a two-wheel drive configuration with a 2.7 petrol engine, tuned specially for the Indonesian market to give out 172 bhp, this model being a strong seller in big cities because of its automatic transmmision. The 2.7 V adds four-wheel drive, and is popular in outside Java, where off-road and bumpy road dominates. The 4x4 2.7 V comes only with automatic transmission. A 2.5 G is sold later on, powered by a 2.5 diesel engine pumping out a mere 102 bhp, criticized for being to underpowered despite its size. It is mated to a 5-speed manual. Its high body model criticized as not stable, and not aerodynamic when running in higher speed. Despite criticism, 2.5 Fortuner enjoys success because of the Toyota brand trusted by many Indonesian. Moreover, the 2.5 diesel engine considered more efficient and durable in the long run.
During its launch the Fortuner sells extremely well, but it never outsold the Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail because these SUVs are more efficient and are better in towns. In rural areas the Fortuner is the best pick of the bunch since it can accomodate many people.
Minor-redesigned Toyota Fortuner was launched in August 5th. It features new projector headlamps and fascia, new rear lights, DVD Navigation system, blue-tooth connectivity, new light sand interior, electronic-adjustable driver seat in 4x4 V trim, rear cool air conditioning from ceiling for second and third row, newly developed Vehicle Stability Control and also fitted Traction Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist replaced LSPV in some models only. It is also All Wheel Drive (AWD) for the first time. Its newly redesigned front grille and front lamps reminds one of Toyota Landcruiser. There are basically four models, the fifth model is the Vigo V with GPS.