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Toyota Fortuner Goes Under The Knife And Emerges With A Few New Frills

By H&H Admin

The Toyota Fortuner needs no introduction, an is one of South Africa’s most popular SUV. 

Making consistent appearances at the top of the sales charts, the Toyota Fortuner resonates extremely well with thousands of South Africans, fitting their active lifestyles effortlessly. Part of the Fortuner’s resounding success can be attributed to continuously responding to customers’ evolving needs and incorporating market feedback in the product line-up.

On this note, the following specification enhancements and adaptions have been incorporated into the range.

Convenience Specification

2.8 models receive an upgrade to dual-zone climate control while the range-topping VX grade inherits a Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) with selectable view, and for audiophiles, an upgrade to the 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio system. The on-board satellite navigation has been omitted due to the preferred usage of smartphone apps via the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality.

Safety & Security Enhancements 

All Fortuner models now also boast an enhanced Smart Entry system with additional security measures.

In addition, VX variants receive additional functionality to the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system in the form of Blind- Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Colour Choices

The colour line-up on the 2.4 and 2.8 models remain unchanged (seven options).

On VX models, Pearl White is replaced by the new Platinum White Pearl – offering eight exterior hues to choose from.

Engine & Transmission Options

The proven 2.4 and 2.8 GD-6 engines continue their duties. The 2.4 GD-6 produces 110 kW and 400 Nm and are available in both 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto transmission configurations while all 2.8 variants are paired exclusively with the self-shifter, producing 150 kW and 500 Nm.

The fuel index ranges from 6.8 l/100 km to 7.9 dependant on variant and transmission type selected.

Model Line-up & Pricing

The model and engine line-up remains unchanged.

2.4 GD-6 RB MT           – R 599,000

2.4 GD-6 RB AT            – R621,400  

2.4 GD-6 4×4 AT           – R 651,700

2.8 GD-6 RB AT            – R 724,400

2.8 GD-6 4×4 AT           – R 798,000

2.8 GD-6 RB VX AT      – R 764,600

2.8 GD-6 4×4 VX AT     – R 837,100

All Fortuner models are sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 9-services/90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are set at 10 000 km and customers can purchase a variety of service plan and warranty extensions from their nearest Toyota dealer (220 countrywide).

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