Toyota Fortuner range receives specification upgrades

Toyota Fortuner receives subtle upgrades in line with customer needs

Reuben Van Niekerk
Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner has consistently been one of South Africa’s most popular SUVs. With regular appearances at the top of the sales charts, it is a vehicle that fits perfectly into the lifestyles of many South Africans.


A big part of this success is thanks to the way in which Toyota continually responds to customers' evolving needs and then incorporates that market feedback into their products by way of small improvements and specification changes as they strive to produce an ever-improving Fortuner for their loyal customer base.


Toyota has once again followed this strategy and the following specification enhancements and adaptations have been incorporated into the Fortuner range.


Convenience specification upgrades

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


Additional safety and security

Henceforth all Fortuner models will be equipped with an enhanced Smart Entry System with additional security measures. VX models will now feature the additional functionality of the Toyota Safety Sense system that incorporates Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.


Colour palette

The seven colour choices on the 2.4 and 2.8 models remain unchanged. On VX models, there are eight unique colours to choose from, after the new Platinum White Pearl replaced Pearl White.


Under the bonnet

The proven 2.4 and 2.8 GD-6 engines remain unchanged. The 2.4 GD-6 offers 110kW and 400Nm and is available in both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. The 2.8 GD-6 boasts 150kW and 500Nm and is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission.


Model line up and pricing

The model and engine line-up remains unchanged. All Fortuner models are sold with a three-year/100 000km warranty and a nine-services/90 000km service plan. Service intervals are pegged at 10 000km.


2.4 GD-6 RB MT

R 599 000

2.4 GD-6 RB AT

R621 400

2.4 GD-6 4x4 AT

R 651 700

2.8 GD-6 RB AT

R 724 400

2.8 GD-6 4x4 AT

R 798 000

2.8 GD-6 RB VX AT

R 764 600

2.8 GD-6 4x4 VX AT

R 837 100


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