Toyota PH rounds up string of launches with new Fortuner
The latest version of the Fortuner is bannered by the new LTD variant in 4x4 and 4x2 which comes in an exclusive design, followed by Q and V variants in automatic transmission, and the G variant available in AT and MT. To see the breakdown of the variants, click here.
With regards to pricing, the new Fortuner has retained the price for the outgoing version of the G MT variant, making it the most affordable grade at P1.63M while assuring its value for money with Toyota's signature quality, durability, and reliability ingrained in the DNA of the country’s best-selling Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
During the online event, TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto shared how the Fortuner changed the country’s automotive landscape when the market was into entry level sedans and Asian utility vehicles.
“The Fortuner captured the hearts of many Filipinos as proven by strong sales. It has an SUV body perfect for the Philippines’ flood-prone streets, an array of variants including a fuel-efficient diesel engine, a macho look that satisfies desires and most of all, an affordable price—making it an achievable dream!” Okamoto said.
“The new Fortuner is smarter, stronger and safer than ever! With its refreshed line-up led by the top-of the-line premium LTD grade, the country’s best-selling SUV just got better!” he added.
After its inception in 2005, over 220,000 Fortuners were already sold locally and in 2017, becoming the best-selling vehicle in the country. To top it off, this already famous SUV took the lion’s share of the midsize SUV category, taking over 30 percent of the pie.
The highly-noticeable change in the new Fortuner is the latest front and rear bumper design complemented by the two-tone black roof lineup for the LTD grade.
Such new look was fitted with split-type LED headlamps and LED front foglamps, sequential turn signal lamps, and the redesigned LED rear combination lamps, which provide proper visibility on the road. Meanwhile, 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 (DRL). G variants also now come with Bi-Beam LED Headlamps with LED DRL.
Powering the latest rendition of the New Fortuner LTD and Q variants is the 1GD-FTV engine that is able to dish out up to 201 horsepower (hp) and 500 Nm of torque. The V and G variants are equipped with the 2GD-FTV engine, which is able to give out 147 hp and 400 Nm of pulling power. Also, the 2GD engine is improved for the new Fortuner V and G variants and is five-percent more fuel efficient compared to the outgoing Fortuner. Drivers also get to enjoy different driving modes: Eco and Sport for LTD and Q variants; Eco and Power for V and G variants.
Nifty features such as Smart Entry and Push Start System are also tailored for the LTD, Q, and V variants as well as an eight-inch infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Thumping the sounds for the LTD variants is a nine-speaker JBL speaker set.
The interior of the LTD variant is covered with leather with maroon accents, to match the galaxy black trim and interior illumination. The Q variant also gets the black leather interior with dark wood trim.
The new Fortuner has a host safety features as it now joins the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)-equipped models in the local stable. The Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control are have been made available for the Fortuner LTD and Q.
Aside from the standard SRS airbags (7 for the LTD variants), three-point seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control and six clearance and back sonars, the 4x4 LTD variant also has Downhill Assist Control.
In addition, the Panoramic View Monitor option comes with the LTD, Q, and V variants or reverse camera for the G variants.
Starting Monday, October 19, the new Fortuner will be made available to all 70 TMP dealerships around the country, at the said prices:
- 4L 4x2 G MT: P1.633M
- 4L 4x2 G AT: 1.723M
- 4L 4x2 V AT: 1.827M
- 4L 4x2 V AT Pearl: P1.842M
- 8 4x2 Q AT: P1.998M
- 8 4x2 Q AT Pearl: P2.013M
- 8 4x2 LTD AT 2-tone: P2.244M
- 8 4x2 LTD White Pearl 2-tone: P2.254M
- 8 4x4 LTD AT 2-tone: P2.404M
- 8 4x4LTD AT White Peal 2-tone: P2.414M
Photo/s from Toyota Motor Philippines