During the online launch of the New Fortuner last October 17, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) President Atsuhiro Okamoto recalled how the Fortuner changed the local automotive landscape at a time when entry level sedans and Asian utility vehicles were the affordable crowd favorite.
Continuing its streak of digital vehicle launches, the leading mobility company has started the last quarter of 2020 with a highly-anticipated update on one of the most popular models in its lineup – the Toyota Fortuner.
“The Fortuner captured the hearts of many Filipinos as proven by strong sales. It has a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) body perfect for the Philippines’ flood-prone streets, an array of variants including a fuel-efficient diesel engine, a macho look that satisfies desires, and most of all, an affordable price – making it an achievable dream!” said Okamoto.
The vehicle’s look is made more striking and more elegant coming in the 2-tone color black roof color lineup, a bolder and sportier front and rear bumper design, and machine-cut 18” alloy wheels. Split-type LED headlamps and LED front foglamps, sequential turn signal lamps, and the redesigned LED rear combination lamps give the LTD variant a more dynamic design while maintaining visibility on the road.
Comfort and entertainment is guaranteed the whole journey for the driver and passengers as LTD and Q variants have 8-Way Power Adjust front seats, and Front Seat Ventilation System for the LTD variant. Never lose power with the wireless charger and rear USB chargers available on LTD, Q, and V grades, and experience premium sound quality over the LTD variants’ 9-speaker JBL sound system. Feel at ease throughout the ride with front and rear automatic control for V grades and up.
“The new Fortuner is SMARTER, STRONGER and SAFER than ever. With its refreshed line-up led by the top-of-the-line premium LTD grade, the country’s best-selling SUV just got better,” Okamoto added.
The LTD and Q variants are powered by the 1GD-FTV engine which gives 201 HP (204 Ps) max output and 500 Nm max torque, while the V and G variants have the 2GD-FTV engine which gives 147 HP (150Ps) max output and 400 Nm max torque.
The 2GD engine is improved for the V and G variants and enjoys 5% improvement in fuel efficiency versus the previous generation Fortuner.
With safety as Toyota’s utmost priority, their new model Fortuner is the latest addition to the expanding Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)-equipped models in TMP’s official lineup. Made better and safer than ever, TSS settings previously featured in select Toyota models such as the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control are now available for the Fortuner LTD and Q.
Starting at Php 1.63M for the GMT variant, TMP assures Filipinos of great value for money with Toyota’s signature quality, durability, and reliability embedded in the DNA of the country’s best-selling and well-loved SUV.
The New Fortuner is now available in all of TMP’s 70 dealerships across the country.
For more information and inquiries, visit TMP’s official website.
Photograph courtesy of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation
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