Friday, September 19, 2014

PIMS 2014: Toyota Updates Fortuner, Hilux; Shows Unique Fun Vii Concept


The largest automaker in the Philippines showed off its latest motor show brand identity display, Wave Design at the Philippine International Motor Show. Opening the waku-doki themed display was concert queen Sarah Geronimo. After her mini concert, it was down to business where Mr. Michinobu Sugata reiterated Toyota’s commitment to bring motorsports to the people by bringing the third round of the Toyota Vios Cup to Manila. The race, which will be held on October 18 to 19 will be at a specially designed circuit in McKinley, Taguig.

Toyota also showed off the Fun Vii Concept, a car inspired by modern smartphones. Called a mobile mood ring by some, the Fun Vii is designed to change instantly inside and out. The massive LED-screen exterior allows for a personalized display outside while allowing the connected car to communicate with roadways, infrastructure, and other cars.


In terms of production models, Toyota’s strong-selling Fortuner and Hilux get minor updates for the 2015 model year. The Fortuner gets new fog lamp bezel, gunmetal-colored alloy wheels, smoked headlights and tail lamps from the outside and a black leather interior inside. Though the Fortuner doesn’t get any mechanical changes for 2015, prices have increased by P 5,000. On the other hand, the Hilux gets a new variant, the Hilux TRD. Like the Fortuner, the Hilux TRD gets a black interior. Outside, it gets TRD front and rear bumpers, LED daytime running lights, TRD alloy wheels and decals. Available solely in a 4x2 M/T variant, the Hilux TRD retails for P 1,225,000.

18 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!! Buhay padin ang sasakyan ng mga baduy! Fortuner and Hilux forever! May TRD pang nalaman!

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    1. ikaw yung baduy! wala ka atang sasakyan ulol! palibhasa ang maingay alam na!! isa kang certified bakla

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  2. Kung maka baduy. May pambili ka ba ng SUV? Hampas Lupa.

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    1. You call Fortuner an SUV? Hahaha. Baduy nga.

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    2. Baduy nga talaga! tawag naming dito, itong fortuner, Isuzu mux, ford everest at Montero tawag dito agricultural truck truck.!

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    3. matanong ko lg..naka SF/sorento ka ba or explorer?..or cx9?

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  3. ahaha..nice one..truck nga..di ba TRD means Toyota Racing Development..meron na pala ngayong niri-race na pick-up tsaka suv?..ano ba yan..baduy na naka RICER kit?..the F!..

    L O L ! ! !

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    1. Alam kasi ng toyota na maraming feeling racer na may ari ng hilux. Tignan mo sa daan, ang daming mga abusado na hilux lalo na sa highway! Hahahaha!!! Pabilis sila ng pabilis, akala mo naman sportscar ang minamaneho!

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    2. ^ I likethe Toyota brand in genaral but this is so true. Ang yayabang

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  4. FYI, Toyota TRD Hilux is used in off road RACING specially in Oceana countries(Australia, New Zealand), same as RALLIART of Mitsubishi

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    1. I guess marami din baduy sa australia. Hahaha.

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  5. TRD - Total Ripoff, Dude!

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  6. TRD - Totoya, Ricers' Dream

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    1. TRD - Totally Retard Douche-bags

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    2. Meron akong nakita sa daanghari muntinlupa, nagpasiklaban silang dalawa Fortuner TRD daw at Santa Fe 2013. Nang umarangkada na sa traffic light dahil Go! Tingin naming sumuka ng dugo un Fortuner TRD daw ang kapal ng usok parang Montero Sport naman daw! Ayun halos natunaw na yun Santa Fe sa paningin naming pero un Fortuner TRD daw nag hazard na lang para siguro hindi obvious.

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  7. I feel sorry for toyota

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  8. Toyota vehicles are pretty reliable. Ang problema safety (structural integrity, brakes, etc).

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  9. wala kayo sa lolo ko
    kalabaw 4x4

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