Toyota unveils all-new Fortuner

(The Philippine Star) - January 16, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – This January, the number one automotive company in the country has unveiled the much-awaited full model change of Toyota’s mid-size SUV.

First introduced in 2005, the vehicle has earned admiration for its impressive quality, durability, reliability and all-terrain capability. The iconic name originates from the word “fortunate,” specifically chosen to symbolize a new type of model designed for customers who long to own a prestigious SUV. Moreover, the name also evokes a strong and active persona.

In this latest generation, Toyota focuses in creating a more distinctive, sleek and powerful design while improving its performance. The concept is best described by the all-new Fortuner’s executive chief engineer, Hiroki Nakajima: “Our concept was to build a true SUV that has style and confidence. The all-new Fortuner is the outcome of our continuous efforts to redefine toughness.”

With a longer and wider stance versus its previous generation, the 2016 Fortuner looks smarter and bolder in every angle. The dynamic, but sophisticated, front design is every inch a stand-out for both urban and outdoor zones. This is seen in its slender, thicker and larger front fascia. Its side view is equally tough as expressed through a streamlined profile. The G grade comes in sporty 17 inch alloy wheels while the V grade flashes a stylish set of 18 inch alloy wheels. 

As you step inside the vehicle, anyone would be in awe with a bolder and more elegant interior. Its V grade comes in hues of dark brown, black and wood trim details, while the G grade boasts colors of chamois, black and dark wood trim details. The all-new Fortuner now also comes with a capacitive touchscreen audio with navigation and a multi-information display for both the G and the V grades.

The second generation Fortuner asserts a newfound driving performance embodied by its new GD series engine. Its engine’s performance is maximized in the newly-developed six-speed transmission. This allows the all-new Fortuner to balance powerful performance with fuel efficiency. Aside from performance, the SUV’s new engine is considerably more discreet in practical usage conditions – vibrations and road noise are well suppressed even on rough terrain. Moreover, its handling and ride comfort has been improved on all road conditions.

The Fortuner driving experience has been brought to even greater heights as seen in its new, convenient and modern driving options. Its drive mode select available in both the G and V grades allow the SUV to easily switch from more fuel efficient drives to more powerful rides.

For passenger safety, the all-new Fortuner (4x4 V only) is completely equipped with front, driver knee, side and curtain shield airbags. Moreover, vehicle operation is simplified with the adoption of the push start system and a smart keyless entry that allows for easier entry to the vehicle. The doors can be locked/unlocked and the engine can be started/stopped simply by carrying the key.

Truly, this Fortuner has been created for those who are unrivalled in their field, for those who set the standard and for those who command respect… This newest generation has been created for customers to “Own your world.”

The all-new SUV comes in seven shades: Super white, silver metallic, attitude black mica, gray metallic, white pearl (additional P15,000) and its new colors phantom brown metallic and avant-garde bronze metallic. Visit your nearest Toyota dealership to know more about the said model.





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