Specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner range which will join the updated HiLux in showrooms from August 27.
For 2021, the Fortuner gets powertrain changes, increased braked towing capacity, more standard equipment and a refreshed design.
Power comes from an upgraded 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine offering 150kW (+20kW) and 500Nm (+50Nm). It’s the same unit that powers the new HiLux. Toyota says the boost comes from a new larger water-cooled heavy-duty ball-bearing turbocharger with a newly developed variable nozzle vane mechanism.
The engine is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to all four wheels.
As a result of the powertrain update, Toyota is claiming a 17.3 per cent reduction in fuel consumption with the new Fortuner said to sip 7.6L/100km on the combined cycle.
Another benefit of the beefier engine is an increase in maximum braked towing capacity by 300kg to 3100kg.
The Fortuner now also includes a new variable-flow power-steering pump and the addition of front parking sensors.
Three grades – GX, GXL and Crusade – will be available which all feature new exterior styling changes including a revised front end with larger black grille and restyled lower front bumper.
The GX and GXL will also feature slimmer Bi-LED headlamps and 17-inch alloy wheels, whilst the Crusade grade gets high-grade headlamps, new taillight design and newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels.
Internally, GX models (from $49,080 plus on-road costs) feature a dark-grey fabric trim, a new font in the instrument dials with satin-finished outer rings, new info in the 4.2-inch multi-information display, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an air-conditioned cool box, a 60/40 tumble-and-slide second-row seat and a tilt-and-telescopic steering column.
GX buyers can option satellite navigation and DAB digital radio for an extra $1000.
Moving to the GXL (from $54,350 plus on-road costs) adds the satellite navigation and DAB digital radio as standard plus automatic climate-control air-conditioning, keyless smart entry and start, roof rails, LED fog lamps, privacy glass and downhill assist control.
For an extra $2500 an option pack is available for the GXL which includes leather-accented trim and eight-way power-adjustable front seats.
The top-spec Crusade (from $61,410 plus on-road costs) comes standard with the leather-accented trim, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, darker woodgrain-look trim on the centre console, a power tailgate and an 11-speaker premium JBL sound system.
The updated Toyota Fortuner officially goes on sale August 27.
2021 Toyota Fortuner pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Fortuner GX – $49,080
Fortuner GXL – $54,350
Fortuner Crusade – $61,410
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