The king of midsize SUVs just got an upgrade. Toyota Motor Philippines has finally launched the new Fortuner, continuing its string of high-profile releases this 2020.
There’s a bunch of new things to take in when it comes to this refresh—everything from the Fortuner’s slightly altered look to changes to the vehicles’ specs and pricing. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Prices and variants
Locally, the new Toyota Fortuner starts at P1,633,000 and tops out at P2,414,000. Below, you’ll find the full list of official prices and variants, including those for units with special Pearl or White Pearl exterior finishes. Check them out:
2021 Toyota Fortuner
- Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 G MT – P1,633,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 G AT – P1,723,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 V AT – P1,827,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 V AT Pearl – P1,842,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 Q AT – P1,998,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 Q AT Pearl – P2,013,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 LTD AT two-tone – P2,244,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 LTD AT WP two-tone – P2,254,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x4 LTD AT two-tone – P2,404,000
- Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x4 LTD AT WP two-tone – P2,414,000
The Japanese car manufacturer has opted to toughen up its midsize SUV’s face this time around. As with the refreshed Hilux, most of the aesthetic alterations to the Fortuner will be found up front. The grille now features more black plastic instead of chrome, and the new foglight housing helps build on the vehicle’s muscular shoulders.
The LTD unit you see here features additional glossy black plastic trim, different foglights, and a drastically altered lower fascia. Finally, the updated Fortuner is available with a sporty new two-tone exterior finish, as well as more energetic-looking wheels. Higher-end units get 18-inch alloys, while lower ones run on 17-inch rims.
You won’t see many alterations once you step inside this thing. The LTD variant pictured here, though, flaunts nice premium red leather bits on the seats and the door panels, as well as red contrast stitching. These new additions contrast nicely with the midsize SUV’s stealthy cabin vibe.
The Q variants come equipped with leather seats, while you’ll find fabric ones inside anything lower than that. Also worth mentioning is that tilt and telescopic steering is standard across the entire Fortuner lineup.
Engines and specs
Like the Hilux, the new Toyota Fortuner is available with two engine options. The first is a 2.4-liter DOHC turbodiesel with 148hp at 3,400rpm and 400Nm of torque at 1,600-2,000rpm, and the second is a 2.8-liter DOHC turbodiesel now capable of up to 201hp at 3,400rpm and 500Nm at 1,600-2,800rpm. All units get a six-speed automatic transmission and push-to-start ignition system, save for the base G MT variant, which gets a six-speed manual and twist-key ignition.
Stopping duties are handled by four disc brakes, and the midsize SUV still runs on a double-wishbone and multilink suspension in the front and rear, respectively. By the way, only the top-of-the-line 2.8L LTD AT variant comes with a 4x4 drivetrain.
Toyota Fortuner G units feature smaller seven-inch touchscreens infotainment compared with eight-inch units on the Q variant and upwards. Thankfully, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility are standard on all units. Only LTD units get a premium nine-speaker JBL sound system, while lower variants get a standard six-speaker setup.
Features available on the V and higher variants include automatic climate control, cruise control, a wireless charging pad, two rear USB chargers, and a panoramic view monitor. If safety is a major selling point for you, you might want to check out the top-spec LTD units as these come equipped with advanced safety tech like a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, and side, curtain, and knee airbags.
Well, that’s about it as far as the Toyota Fortuner is concerned. So, will you be checking this thing out at a showroom?