Thursday, July 16, 2015

UPDATED: 2016 Toyota Fortuner: This is It! (w/ Thailand Market Specs)


UPDATE 4: Now, they have revealed the full specs (2/29).

UPDATE 3: Toyota Motor Philippines launches it to the media (1/14).

UPDATE 2: More information about the suspension, more interior pictures (7/17).

UPDATE 1: Now includes the Thai-market specs (7/16).

Toyota Motor Corporation held simultaneous launches of its much-awaited, all-new 2016 Fortuner in both Thailand and Australia just a couple of hours ago. Sales in those markets start as early as October of this year with the Philippines slated for a February 2016 launch (as indicated by Toyota sources).

The Fortuner has continued to be a very strong seller for Toyota even it traces its roots way back in 2006. However, the Japanese brand isn’t taking any chances and has put a whole new set of engines under the Fortuner’s hood. This is led by a new 1GD 2.8-liter diesel engine with 177 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. This torque figure goes down to 420 Nm at 1,400 to 2,600 rpm when paired with the manual gearbox. This engine is joined by a smaller diesel engine, a 2.4-liter 2GD with 150 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque. The 2.7-liter VVT-i engine will still be offered and will carry on unchanged has been updated with a Dual VVT-i system.



All engines come with a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, although the 4WD model only comes with an automatic gearbox. The 6-speed automatic even comes with a paddle shift.

Designed all new from the ground up, the 2016 Fortuner features a heavily revised chassis with a Double Wishbone / Four-Link coil spring suspension (Update: apparently, Australian models have a Five-Link coil spring suspension) that promises a much plusher ride without compromising on loading and payload performance. In fact, Toyota says it can still tow some 3,000 kilograms (2,800 for the automatic). It also receives the added security of four-wheel disc brakes as well (at least for Australia, Thailand models continue with rear drum brakes). Ride height varies per market with Australia actually receiving a 225-mm ground clearance.

For the 4WD variant, the Fortuner removes the full-time 4WD in favor of a part-time unit. It now has a mechanical rear differential lock along with Toyota’s A-TRAC or Active Traction Control System that allows the driver of either taking electronic assistance or engaging the diff lock himself.



Outside, the all-new Fortuner features a sleeker appearance that’s pretty removed from the Hilux on which it’s based on. In terms of dimensions, it measures up at 4,795x1,855x1,835 (LxWxH, in millimeters). Some models receive such spiffy exterior details like LED daytime running lights, bi-LED headlights and tail lights, a powered tailgate, and a shark’s fin antenna. All Fortuner models ride on standard 17-inch alloy wheels with higher variants going up to 18-inches (Thailand has all models running on 18-inch wheels).

Inside, the Fortuner is now more luxurious than ever before with a long list of comfort and safety features. Like its exterior, the interior is also far removed from the Hilux and features leather stitching on the dashboard, available brown leather seats, and matte wood paneling. It now gets a proximity key entry system with push button engine start/stop, up to 7 airbags, a climate control with rear air conditioning, a multi-information display nestled in the gauge cluster, a new touchscreen infotainment system, anti-lock brakes with EBD and brake assist, traction control and stability control, hill start assist, and a reverse camera system. All in all, Toyota believes the all-new Fortuner will achieve top safety ratings (Five-Star ASEAN NCAP).



Coinciding with the launch, Toyota has announced that it’s starting to develop a wide range of genuine accessories for the Fortuner including bullbars that are compatible with the car’s safety systems.







191 comments:

  1. Wow!!! With all the enhancements and upgrades, what could be the impact on the pricing? Hopefully, it will still be competitively priced versus the Everest.

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    1. traffic, car cannot move, do not buy, very expensive car , just ride a commuters

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    3. Wow very beautiful car for me fortuner

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    4. Everest sucks! why? because they copy the body of the isuzu mu-x and colorado trail blazer.

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  2. At first, i didnt like the exterior but after staring at it for few minutes, it's handsome actually.

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    1. now is new, your're satisfied, next year car faded and old then you regret. better to keep your money.

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    3. correct, well said...

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  3. Exterior and Interior design looks very well executed. Ruggedly handsome with a high-end touch. Can't wait to see if the actual engine performance and overall ride quality matches the looks. If all turns out well and the pricing is within range of the previous Fortuner model pricing this could be a big winner... hopefully the all new Innova will follow the same design and come out soon...

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    1. Exterior--2016 Fort loooooks like a Russian made MIG 29 fighter jet while the new Monty is cool as the US made F23.
      Anyway, beauty is in the eye of the BEERholder--naka-inom ka.

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    2. Fort has become elegant both in and out,it has front hint of lexus, if the prices will be competitive then this will top the market by next year....quality,reliability and less maintenance hassles will be the key for customers after all.Anyway, everyone's beauty is in the eye of the" bee holder,"

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    3. BUY CHEAPER BRAND BECAUSE ROAD ALREADY CROWDED, IF BUMP BY TRUCK YOU GOT HEADACHE AND LOSE A LOT OF MONEY

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  4. It is P1.6m for the basic A/T model in Thailand. I think they will sell this car @ 1.7m here in the Philippines.

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    1. if this the case, Ford Everest is the winner

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    2. High-end ng Everest is 1.9M almost a 2M, low-end niya is 1.550M....while fortuner high-end 1.7M at low-end 1.4M...A/T yan lahat

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    3. All-New Everest

      Model MSRP (PhP)
      Titanium 3.2L 4x4 AT* 1,899,000
      *with Premium Package (Optional) add: 100,000
      Titanium 2.2L 4x2 AT 1,639,000
      Trend 2.2L 4x2 AT 1,539,000
      Ambiente 2.2L 4x2 AT 1,399,000
      Ambiente 2.2L 4x2 MT 1,339,000

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    4. DO NOT BUY THIS, TOO EXPENSIVE

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    5. road user tax is too high, better buy a bicycle, and keep our money, too traffic in metro

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    6. You are a little troll huh? Fortuner and Everest are rugged looking cars

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    7. Maganda sana yung base model ng Ford Everest kaso walang 'step board' yung 4x2 A/T Ambiente model na sa P 1.4M.

      Also, I've read reviews na hirap makahanap ng parts kapag nasiraan.

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    8. step board cost P 19,000 for Everest

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  5. Exciting times for the local Philippine midsize SUV market... with the all new Montero ... all new Everest ... all new Trailblazer just inches away from official local launching and possibly more all new models from Hyundai, Kia and others... this will all be good for the consumer ... hopefully the competitive midsize SUV market will eventually push prices down ... at the end the model that offers the best balance of price-performance-design wins...

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  6. The fortuner has a very bad ride. I feel like vomiting after riding in our 2013 fortuner for 30minutes. Every bump on the road can be felt inside the cabin. Macho lang sya sa labas... pero... mas importante pa rin ang riding comfort in the end. The four link coil spring is a mess, its performance is worst than leaf springs of other toyotas.

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    1. It has coil springs without stabilizer, now this one is 5 link suspension with stabilizer it is now fixed its comfort

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    2. In the above article, it says the suspension is 5-link coil spring in Australian market and 4-link coil spring in Thailand market. So, in the Philippines expect it to be a 4-link coil spring as well.

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  7. test drive, test ride muna. Baka yung milyon milyon mo, dahilan sa pagsuka mo araw araw. hahahaha

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  8. Hope they won't fuck it up by not offering a black interior. I loathe these easily soiled beige/brown interior that manufacturers are trying to shove into our asses.

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    1. @anon - yeah. you better watch your fucking language.

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    2. @anonymous
      "Fuck" is fucking prohibited in this website. Please refrain from using that fucking word.

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    3. buy other brand the same usage, after few years resale value not good anymore, too much traffic in metro's cars bump each other, wasting money

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    4. its not your money anyway...hehehe

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    5. cant afford comment.. hehehe

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  9. Ho-hum, another 3rd-world diesel truck/AUV-based poor man's LC. Tuwang-tuwa yung mga unggoy sa Bottom Gear PH, as if naman our narrow roads & tiny parking slots can accommodate these unwieldy things, da-dalawa lang naman tao sa loob most of the time. Nope, for Philippine roads, subcompact SUVs and CUVs should be the norm. Anything more is just selfish showing-off.

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    1. What about midsize sedans like Camry & Accord?

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    2. That's a good choice if you're after cabin space & riding comfort. Understandably, many people choose a high-riding vehicle due to the bad roads, floods and increased visibility, so for the same price as a midsize sedan, a crossover or compact SUV makes the most sense. Anything bigger is just a waste of space.

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    3. This new one was designed by Toyota Australia for the most part and will be sold there this year, so no, this isn't a 3rd world vehicle. But I agree that we should be buying smaller cars. Or let's just blame the government for the lack of infrastructure.

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    4. What do you expect? Crappy vehicles for crappy roads.

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    5. Dun ka nalang sa Kia Pride mo, pre.

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    6. Hater. Wala kasi pambili

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  10. Primitive pa rin ng engines nito, Hyundai & Kia can extract 177hp from their 2.0L diesel engine & 197hp from their 2.2L diesel engine, Euro 4-compliant pa. Late-2000s pa nila ginagamit yung engines na yun ah, until now hindi pa makahabol itong mga Japs.

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    1. Bragging the crap Korean made

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    2. Hindi lahat nadadaan sa peak output. Magkaiba ang automotive diesel sa commercial diesel engines. LCV engine to, so engine life ang prime consideration and not high peak dyno figures. This new engine is also supposedly a big improvement in efficiency over the prior one, thanks to reduced thermal losses and an accessible powerband (lots of available torque at very low rpms, courtesy of a very low boost threshold).

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    3. Puro ka supposedly, madali ka naman mabola ng marketing BS. All thhis just means they attached a smaller turbo so it would spool up faster, there would be less turbo lag, peak torque would occur earlier, at the expense of higher-end torque & HP. In short, it's a tweaked engine attached to a new 6-speed tranny, nothing more. They couldn't even say if its Euro-4 compliant, if it was they would be bragging about it now.

      Accept it, this is literally an Innova with a different bodyshell.

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    4. AnonymousJuly 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM - Hey dum dum, not all countries are EURO 4 yet. guess what happens when you put in a non-EURO 4 diesel into a EURO 4 engine?

      Tweaking the engine is not a bad thing. Its always a trade-off when you're working on limited resources. Get it dum dum?

      Lastly, saying that this is an innova in a different bodyshell is just pure BS. Did you know a PRADO has the same engine a the 3.0 Fortuner. In that case, I can claim that a PRADO is just a Fortuner in a different bodyshell. Doesn't make sense right dum dum?

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    5. Daming mali nung gunggong sa taas ^^^ haha.

      - by PH law, ALL vehicles need to be Euro-4 compliant by Jan.1 2016. So you're the dumb4ss if you buy a vehicle that would be violating Phil. environmental laws in a few months time.

      - so this tweaked engine is, by your admission, already obsolete and under-spec'ed even before official sales begin :P

      - this IS literally an Innova with a diff. bodyshell, haven't you heard of Toyota's IMV program? Kawawa ka naman, buying a vehicle without researching its background.

      - sure, the previous-gen Prado, not the current one, had the same diesel engine, but the gasoline engine is waay superior to the one used on this AUV, not to mention the also superior transmission, 4WD system, suspension, interior, standard features, etc. I guess you haven't driven nor rode in a Prado ever so you never knew the huge differences. So no, sorry, you're dead wrong. This AUV has plenty more in common with its sister vehicle Innova than a Prado. It's like saying a Vios is the same as the 86 since both have 4 wheels. Lolz. Please try harder next time turd-world AUV fanb0i. Thanks for playing.

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    6. Buy ukay-ukay is better cheapest, the same can run and beside that its heavy traffic congestion, you cannot use the turbo on the road nowaday.

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    7. sir PLEASE. it's not your money! it's not your money.. it's ours. okay? Please

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    8. REPLY TO: AnonymousAugust 8, 2015 at 12:54 AM
      "Daming mali nung gunggong sa taas ^^^ haha."


      - by PH law, its not illegal to own a non-euro4 compliant vehicle. It is illegal to sell non-euro4 fuel. Kindly get your facts straight! Bakit mo naman iisipin na bawal bumili or mag own ng non-euro4 come 2016??? edi almost all vehicle owners in the Philippines will be criminals! common sense is not so common now..

      - by admission this engine is obsolete? when and where exactly did I admit that? am I in the position to even do that?!?! My point is that Toyota is known for its dependability and they do that partly by under-tuning their engines.

      - seriously you'll insist that a fortuner is an innova in a diff bodyshell? come on and get some sense into your head! the IMV platform has 3 distinct vehicles in it. keyword, DISTINCT. the hilux for utility use - panghakot. the fortuner is for those who need offroad capability but still be able to carry a lot of people. the innova is clearly, for city folks that have a need to move a lot of people. there are a lot of differences between an innova and fortuner. 1. engine - even if they have the same code, the power output is different. 2. Suspension - the innova is designed for tarmac use while the fortuner with stiffer suspension can handle a bit of off-road. 3. design - the fortuner is more aggressive as compared to the innova which is a bit bland. 4. many more - go check the specs!

      - saying someone is dead wrong is not a sound arguement to prove someone is wrong. that is a fact. also, i did not claim that the prado is a fortuner in a different bodyshell. my point is if you claim that the innova is a fotuner in a diff body shell, then anyone can claim that the fortuner is a prado in a diff bodyshell. I recognize the differences you listed between the prado and fortuner. now why can't you recognize the differences between the innova and fortuner.

      - I don't see the value in speculating that I have never ridden a Prado other than underhandedly undermining my arguement. For your benefit, please know that I have ridden a prado and I RECOGNIZE the differences between it and a fortuner. I'll quote you "It's like saying a Vios is the same as the 86 since both have 4 wheels" = that is exactly your logic in saying that fortuner = innova. in your own words, "thank you for playing"

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    9. to the jackass that brags about riding in a prado. I've been in many new land cruisers from my cousins and uncles my brothers ride in GMC's. one has a BM the other an audi. we've owned a GMC denali 2005 I loved that it was great.
      look at that^^ I look like a jackass right? musta kanaman? you know what sucks about you is that youre filipino. you have no right to brag about other shit with you're own people you cunt. the old fortuner is fine and it sells really well in all markets. I dont see any reason for you to boast about crap muka ka lang gago. lol and if you start talking shit to me know that I'm half filipino. I dont know why but when I see filipinos like you I feel like everybody in the philippines are duechebags kasi ganyan din sa probinsya namin mahirap na nga pagalingan pa. kawawang tingnan tuloy. well bruh. ganito nalang in all honestly cars are shit here pero not with the products ha ganda nga ng fortuner and monteros eh eveything has a purpose yung ayaw ko lang talaga ay ang safety features. kasi I need to pay more to have safety features it should be like the US kasi kahit base models meron nang ABS+EBD+stability control. dun nga kahit tire pressure sensors required standard. I hate it lang. another thing is price. in my home country sa saudi putang ina ang rav4 mas mura sa fortuner natin and LOOK SAME SPECS PA. ganito the price of a fortuner in saudi is almost half the price here. pero look we get more options there bigger engine and stuff. and its still cheaper. yung problema talaga dito sa pinas ay ang putek na tax. lahat may tax na pero saan na pu punta? XD anyway the reason na mas mahal dito ang cars ay 100% ang tax with cars from imports. pero ito ang ini isip ko ahh ASEAN LAWS pag parte ka ng asean region I think dapat wala nang tax?? I think lang ahh. anyway lahat naman dito corrupt eh kaya walang assenso lahat from top to bottom. gusto mong maayos yan mag lagay ka ng death penalty. para matakot ang mga corrupt

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  11. I admit, this is one decent looking 3rd world vehicle... BUT, it is what it is. It's still a 3rd world vehicle designed for "developing" countries. Comfort, safety, and emission will always be compromised.

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    1. I really don't see how calling a vehicle 3rd world is negative. If a vehicle is designed for a 3rd world country, then I would interpret that as robust, easy to maintain and will last me many many years. Yes it will not have the bells and whistles of luxury SUVs but if it can bring me from point A to B with no issues, be able to wade through monsoon floods, give me a bit of off road capability, plenty of space, guarantee that there will be lots of parts, etc, them what is the fuss all about?

      If you are looking for a 1st world SUV, then why they heck are you in this page? go look at the LC, Prado, Explorer, CX9, Land Rover etc.

      Some people are just glitched.

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    2. Fanb0i self-justifying answer ^^^. You really can't teach discernment and taste.

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    3. "self-justifying answer" - that's what people who do not have the wits to argue a sound point call it.

      let me help then by asking this: what can you say about the fact that it will now be sold in Australia (which isn't a 3rd world)?

      while you're at it, kindly define fanboy. after that, how were you able to ascertain that I am one? you must be a clairvoyant.

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  12. The world is mine again. - Fortuner

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    1. Yeah, the world is yours, you and 10,000 other gaya-gaya lemmings... Lolz. Feel the prestige riding a vehicle as common as a Vios taxi.

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    2. "The world is mine" talaga motto ng mga kupal na may ari ng mga fortuner. Akala nila sa kanila ang buong kalsada, kung makpabilis at overtake akala mo kung mga sino. Tapos cut bigla sa harapan mo pag nabitin.

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    3. Nothing serious guys, no need to be too emotional about it. It's just a play on the Fortuner's tagline.

      FYI, "The World Is Mine" being the current generation's tagline. "Again" because this is an all new model.

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    4. The world is mine again - fortuner, which means they lost against their competitors?
      Look again once Trailblazer and Montero launch their 2016 model, plus the fact that the new Fortuner is too pricey, baka sa kangkungan pulutin yan like what happen to Ford Escape, all high tech but too pricey

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    5. "Feel the prestige riding a vehicle as common as a Vios taxi."

      I doubt everyone buys a vehicle for the prestige. I for one decides on practicality and what use I will have for it. Also, what's wrong with a Vios? Its a good economical car with good looks to boot.

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  13. Just wait for 2016 montero i hope they will launch it in the ph.

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  14. Ang dami namang haters dito. Bumili na lang kayo ng gusto nyong sasakyan. Yun e kung may pambili kayo. hahaha.

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  15. Wow! This is what a proper SUV should be. Tall, bold, muscular. No pretensions of futuristic sophistication unlike the upcoming Montero. Even women will have lots of stimulation riding this.

    But looking at Thai prices, I'm afraid Toyota will price it at a premium here. We better pretend we don't like it.

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    1. I sense a trace of sarcasm here..

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  16. ^Dear "high re-sale value" and "value for money" peeps, time to make a very positive comment on your beloved Toyota... happy posting!

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  17. You know you're doing it right when you have a lot of haters.

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    1. Care to explain? As far as I know, when a lot of people are hating on a thing, it's usually because that thing is bad.

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    2. The fact that people care to spend time in reacting means that the product is relevant.

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  18. "The 2.7-liter VVT-i engine will still be offered and will carry on unchanged."

    Hi Uly, please check again. I believe this has been updated in their market and already have dual VVTI

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    1. That's the odd part actually. The Press Releases all indicate an unchanged VVTi engine, but the spec sheet (which I made myself) does indicate Dual VVTi as you said.

      Will correct the article to match the spec sheet.

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    2. I hope the new dual VVTi is fuel efficient. The old engine was thirsty as hell.

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  19. Still a car that isn't good enough to be sold in japan europe and north america. That right there tells a lot about the fort and even the monty and the everest. Still the same old piece of shit 3rd world country suv covered with a beautiful and shiny wrapper that will trick people into paying premium money for a sub standard vehicle. Save up for a pajero, patrol, LC or explorer.

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    1. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

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    2. Pajero is a 3rd world vehicle.

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    3. Pajero and Explorer are crossovers.

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    4. Explorer is a cuv but the pajero is not. It may have independent suspension at all corners but the drivetrain is a ground pounder with the superselect 4 driver

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    5. Also the pajero is soled in europe. Not exactly a third world suv

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    6. "Still a car that isn't good enough to be sold in japan europe and north america. That right there tells a lot about the fort and even the monty and the everest. Still the same old piece of shit 3rd world country suv covered with a beautiful and shiny wrapper that will trick people into paying premium money for a sub standard vehicle. Save up for a pajero, patrol, LC or explorer."

      The post above is confusing the $h1t out of me.

      First, how can he call it an "old piece of shit". I'd rather that he call it a "new piece of shit".

      Second, when this guy said to save up for Patrol, LC, Explorer etc, that gave me the impression that there is a price difference between his cream of the crop list and the 3rd world SUVs which is actually a fact - there is a big price difference between a Fortuner and an LC or a Prado. Given that, then why the h3ll is he claiming that people are being tricked to buy these SUVs - you get what you pay for right so nobody is really being tricked. Moreover, sub standard to what? Given that a fortuner is cheaper than a Prado and LC, I would expect that the quality and value I get from the Fortuner will be sub-standard to a Prado and LC.

      I wonder what he's on.

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  20. This model generation will also be launched in Australia.

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  21. Too pricey, i thought that Ford Everest 3.2 as too expensive, yet the price of the top of the line Fortuner is almost in the league of Ford Explorer.

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  22. Yuckers, mas pipiliin ko pa bumili ng 2nd-hand na Prado or VX200 from Dubai kesa sa brand-new na Turd World AUV na ito, it' so kaka!!!111 Lolz. At least mas unique ako kapag nasa traffic, hindi yung kung kahit saan ako dumungaw eh may katulad ako na sasakyan na parang Vios taxi sa dami. Oh debba mga fafa???

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    1. Oo tama ka. Having a brand new Fortuner is so kaka and yucky. Its comparable to vios taxis right?

      I'd rather buy a 2nd hand Prado than a brand new Fortuner. That way, sasakit ang ulo ko sa pag papagawa. At the same time since unique/konti sya, konti lang din spare parts nya locally so mapapamahal pa ako sa parts. I don't care, as long as I'm unique. Best logic ever!!!

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  23. ^Owners of Toyotas don't think that way habibie... the most that matters to them is the "high re-sale value" of their vehicle...

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    1. That's why they live in the past!

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    2. How can people who think of resale value live in the past? Aren't these people thinking of the future when they consider resale value?

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  24. Scared to see the pricing for the Philippine Market fortuner when comes this year or next year. Toyota will overprice this suv because its popular here in our country cars. The specs might be different too than the thailand spec fortuner.

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  25. Price will be competitive. You thought. Toyota will give units to people who gets a loan and charge you high interest. That how they will make big money just like in 2004.

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  26. riding comfort should be same as the updated old fortuner. Hindi acceptable in most countries. same strategy as the crosswind. matibay, maraming toys, overpriced, pero akakahilo kahit sa highway Lang ang byahe. 2014 fortuner suspension is worst than a 2000 pajero in terms of passenger comfort. cguro, pang off road Lang Talaga design.

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  27. Based from exterior, it looks like a VIOS/YARIS upgraded to an SUV..

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    1. vios/yaris huh? its either sobrang labo ng mata mo or may maluwag na sa ulo mo.

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  28. "Drum" brakes in the rear? Hmmmmm

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    1. Yeah, that's what the specs says so. But look at the picture 10 of 26, it seems the rear shows a disc brake?

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  29. I cannot understand people's mentallity who wants to buy this more than 1.5M vehicle then they are thinking about the high resale value. If you're really rich, and want to buy vehicle of rich people, so why are they so worried about the resale value?......o di ba? gusto lang nila nito para magmukha silang mapera at angat sa nakararami? tapos pipilitin nilang makabili nito for financing of 5 years...
    wag pilitin ang kayabangan kung di talaga kaya....kasama pala sa consideration ang high resale value ng mga nagpupumilit na makabili ng expensive vehicle. grabe naman yan! para lang maipakita sa mga tao na kaya nyang bumili ng expensive vehicle tapos ibebenta dahil hndi na mahulugan, hehe! dami kaya sa mga binebenta ng bangko, yung mga nahila.

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    1. That's because some are ignorant and some are just plain "baduy".

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    2. ^And some love Toyotas... whatever negative comments come out of here, they will still buy a Toyota... because it has "high re-sale value" and the second-hand market can still afford them thinking the third-hand and fouth-hand markets still appreciate a Toyota!...

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    3. Resale value so you can sell it later when you get bored with it or another vehicle catches your fancy. thinking about the resale value doesn't mean you can't afford to buy one. not worried, you're just considering if you can still get something from it when you have the itch to get something new. so yes, the fact that you know what you might sell it later and know that you won't hold on to it until its last breath, it does not contradict that you can afford to buy it.

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    4. so yes, the fact that you know that you might sell it later and know that you won't hold on to it until its last breath, it does not contradict that you can afford to buy it. (typo)

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    5. e kung gusto mo pala ulit ibenta dahil may bago, e di mayabang ka nga lang talaga! pinipilit mong maganda ang resale value, para after 3 years ay konti na lang ang pag-iipunan mo para sikat ka ulit. mataas ang resale value ng sasakyan dahil sa pangalan, pero hindi dahil sa kung ano ang kakayahan ng mismong sasakyan. wala akong kontra kung nagagandahan kayo sa specs ng sasakyan, nagagandahan din naman ako dyan, ang di ko maintindihan ay bakit pumapasok ang usapang "mataas ang resale value" kaya sya bibilhin ng isang tao. kaya ang pumapasok sa isipan ko sa mga taong yan, ay puro kayabangan lang, nanghihinayang sa kaunting itataas ng resale value. to think na bumili ka ngayon ng halagang 1M na kotse, at ibenta mo bukas, ang presyo ay nasa P900k na lang, 10% na agad ang nawala. ang kotse ay hindi investment, lahat ng pera dyan ay palabas at palugi, at pag bumili ka ng kotse, di mo na dapat iniisip ang malulugi sa iyo, bumili ka sa nakakayanan mo sa sitwasyon mo, at hindi yung malulubog kayo sa utang at maghahabol sa high resale value.

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    6. Sorry hindi ito sasakyan ng mayaman according sa isang matapobre sa paligid ligid.

      anyhow, I think resale is still a factor in buying a car. of course its not the only factor. marami pang iba.

      if it makes you happy, then fine, mayabang ako!

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    7. Pre, importante yung "high resale value" na sinasabi mo. Siyempre, investment mo rin yan kahit papaano. Pinaghirapan mo yung pinambayad mo jan. Hindi ba tama lang na may makuha ka parin kahit papaano? Halimbawa ibebenta mo yung oto, kung mababa yung resale value, edi mas lugi ka rin. Sige, sabihin na nating hindi talaga "investment" ang sasakyan. Pero nagagamit mo naman diba? Gumiginhawa buhay mo diba? Pogi din naman diba? Yun yon e.

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    8. Hoy anonymous Aug 4, 2015, sobra namang bitter mo sino ka man??? Wala kang paki alam kun gusto bumili ng mga tao ng Fort dahil di mo naman pera un gagamitin! Wag ka ngang ampalaya ok te?? Get a life!

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  30. Expect the price to be on the high side, like the 2016 Hilux; due to the new engines.

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  31. I wonder if the third row folds flat into the floor, or to the sides on hooks like the current model.

    Also, I hope the third row seating position has been improved, and the floor in that section lowered so as not to cause that knees-to-the-chin feeling.

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    1. I checked. Sadly the Thai models have a side facing third row. It still hooks to the sides. That's from a photo sent by a friend based in Thailand so it's confirmed.

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    2. that's the problem with some suv, nasaan ang engineering skill nila for this kind of space. dati nang may vehicle na lumulubog ang 3rd row like town&country, ginaya na rin sya ng ibang manufacturer, pero itong fortuner, old style pa rin, parang mitsubishi adventure. buti pa ang trailblazer, pag ibinaba ang 3rd row at 2nd row, boom ang space ng cargo. it seems that its very expensive kung puro electronics ang improvement and rides, to think na mostly ng pinoy ay space ang tinitingnan. pang multi-purpose ika nga.

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    3. So in Thailand, the third row is like the Crosswind? Jump seats?

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    4. AUV-style pati 3rd-row seats, lolz. Baka gawing UV Express din ito kapag magkataon, bwahaha.

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    5. That's a shocker, side facing 3rd row. They should think twice using that here. Side-folding is bad enough they should have improved on this already, since it took them awhile to come up with this latest version. All the competition have already adopted the fold flat seats. Let me guess, the spare tire mechanism is still the same as the old, which require rods to be inserted in a hole to latch onto the spare, very tricky to use vs the Montero's easy knob turning.
      If this is the case, it's a big FAIL for Toyota. It will be an expensive
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    6. That's Toyota for you. Just look at the Vios, outdated 4-speed auto transmission pa din. And the Altis 2.0L? Overpriced at 1.2M without a touchscreen or a rear view camera.

      Toyota, overpricing their crap yet people still flock to its dealership because you know, "RELIABILITY" kuno.

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  32. With the new ford everest, the new toyota Fortuner and the coming new mitsubishi montero, it will be a great battle in the Midsize SUV category. However, ang hirap magdecide at bumili nito pag release nito sa market in the philippines...wala pa makapagsabi kung may loss of power ba? Umaandar ba kahit wala pa ang driver?maganda ba talaga suspension?hindi ba humhina ang aircon or umuulan ba sa loob.? 800mm ba talaga ang wading depth capability or kailangan mo ng diving suit sa loob? Gumagana ba safety features as advertised like (abs, ESC, traction control) which will affect the resale value in the future. Because I think sa market as far as I know, 3 pa lang sa existing new entry sa category ang talagang tested with honest,having both positive and negative review frome legit buyers and owners because they have been in the market for 3 or more years already: hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Isuzu MUX. The new comers for this year are Impressing us in pictures and papers from their manufacturer as part of marketing strategy.I know they have proven their previous car kaya may kanya kanya supporters na. Pero hirap maging EGG tester..Kahit galing pa yan sa eagles farm, pwede maging chicken yan or worse bugok pa. Kahit may lemon law na talo ka pa rin sa abala pagnagkataon..As of now I think it is wise to choose between those 3 tested new SUV or the old proven models of everest, fortuner and montero or better wait until someone can give us honest and transparent review on this paper impressive new comers so they can join the real battle for the King of the hills.kaya its not yet the time para pagtalunan kung sino ang mas maganda sa 2015-2016 new comers, kasi even their good names,dazzling picture, price and even re-sale value will not matter anymore kung bugok ang itlog nila.

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    1. tama lang na wait muna ng feedback before buying, that's what i'm doing, di naman ako mayaman, but i already have a budget for a 7-seater worth less than a million, i'm choosing from mobilio, spin and ertiga, and decided to get a mobilio, pero wait pa ako ng 3 to 6 months para sa mga feedback, I joined the mobilio club, they accepted me kahit wala pa akong mobilio, doon nabasa ko ang mga problem na na-encounter ng mga owner and they have discussion for the remedies and claim to honda. as of now, puro minor pa lang naman ang feedback, unlike sa ford ecosport, transmission ang usual claim nila, and i think its a major issue for me. so advice lang din sa mga bibili ng kahit na anong model ng vehicle, join kayo sa mga club ng target nyong vehicle, madami kayong matututunan. sa Facebook lang naman yung iba. meron ding mga club na may website talaga tulad ng fordclubph. magtyaga lang sa pagbabasa ng mga topics/thread/comments. para matuto at di masayang ang perang pinaghirapan. pero kung mayaman ako, bili lang ng bili, at pag hindi nagustuhan, e di ibenta, bili ulit ng iba (how I wish!) ha!ha!

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    2. ...ito ang magandang basahin, maraming tip na mapupulot, di katulad ng ibang comments dito na sobrang gagaling at feeling ko sobrang daming pera kung makapag sulat ng tungkol sa sasakyan...

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  33. Aweaome but ill be saving up for a crossover or mid size sedan. Totoo yung sinabi ng isa dyan na masyadong bulky yan for most city dwellers. Anyway, mukhang winner na naman to for toyota.

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    1. Hindi lang yun, it has poor maneuverability in traffic and parking lots, compounded by a very low steering ratio which is common among pickup-based SUVs (4+ turns lock-to-lock), and it is also rollover prone. Tignan niyo na lang yung mga nahuhulog sa Skyway, it's either a Montero or a Fortuner or its pickup variants, Strada and Hilux. Akala kasi ng mga driver ng mga ito sports car dala nila kaya kung mag-maneho parang mga unggoy... Ayun, sa baba ng Skyway ang bagsak...

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    2. Of course sa baba ang bagsak. Meron ba nababagsak sa taas. Hehehe

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    3. Pilosopo :P. Nakadaan ka na ba ng Skyway? Hindi lahat ng naaksidente dun nahuhulog of course. Konting common sense naman.

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  34. @Ulysses. Please have a comparative table of the New Fortuner, New Everest, Trailblazer & MU-X. Wanna know the dimensions, power, ground clearance, wading depth, etc. of these four midsize SUVs with just one look. Thanks in advance!

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    1. I've been asking Mr. Ang for quite a while to make a comparison, but unfortunately, he didn't. IS he protecting something

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    2. Maybe because we're talking about the Thai or Australian models here? I think we an do the comparison WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES. I think it's stupid and careless to measure up vehicles which aren't reflective of the models being sold here.

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    3. Exactly what I've been saying above. It would have 3rd-world features and specs once it reaches our shores. "It's sold in Australia" kuno. Not with our local specs it doesn't.

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  35. Mauna Muna kayo, sunod na lang ako,pag okey ang performance,tsaka na ko bibi
    Ii,este uu tang pala..sa ngayon mag-impok Muna pang downpayment.

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    1. hahaha!
      you made my day!

      - jes

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  36. The 2.4L diesel has 150hp and 400Nm of torque, not 343Nm (check 2nd paragraph)

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  37. fortuner,montero,everest...madali lang mag decide pag walang pera =(

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  38. most owners of fortuners and montero think high end na sila, sobra yabang, feeling nila range rover autobiography or Porsche cayenne turbo s kotse nila

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  39. Toyota Philippines will definitely downgrade the specs of this Fortuner for the Philippine market like what they did to the Toyota HiLux. Then introduce and add features for the annual refresh. For once Toyota Philippines, don't do this to this Fortuner.

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    1. Yes your right. I've ask toyota san fernando for that and told me "sir same p dn po price nyan sa fortuner ngayon. Kasi babawasan ng toyotta ang specs like smart entry, abang lang meron para after a year idagdag nila as ad-ons kuno. Iyong mga speakers" not sure kung pati power tail gate mawala. Pero sana dalhin pa din ng toyota ang thailand specs ng fortuner dito. Or else tingin ko mawawalan sila ng ibang costumer. Like everest. Same specs dinala dito. Yes my tinatawag n premium pero atleast my option to have the everest as it should be. Hindi ko sinasabi na madami akong pera kaming pera. Its just that pano naman yung gusto ang thailand specs na my mga dagdag fancy features. Diba?

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  40. ^Toyota can do anything... and whatever they do, they will still be the no.1 car company in PH...

    In fact, the 1st gen Fort released about a decade ago can still fetch a hefty price... just ask those "high re-sale value" peeps here...

    Therefore its all about the badge...

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    1. Number 1 because they sell a lot to fleet and taxi operators. Remove those sold as service vehicles for companies and you'd see the real picture.

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    2. haha, bitter!! di kasi number 1, hahaha

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    3. #1 sa bakya crowd, palibhasa gaya-gaya lang yang mga yan wala sariling pag-iisip. Remove the service, fleet & taxi sales and #5 lang siguro kayo, lolz.

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    4. Why discard the fleet/taxi sales? Aren't they buyers as well who consider the same things as regular people do?

      If we remove the fleet/taxi sales, yes the numbers will change. But you can't be certain that the number 1 spot will change.

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  41. maganda ang fortuner kung tibay ang pinag-uusapan..garantisado yan..pero hwag mong kalimutan magbaon ng bonamine kung long distance ang biahe dahil mataas ang posibilidad na mapapasukaka dahil sa tagtag..itong suspension ng new fortuner ay parehas lang sa dati..napag-iwanan na ng kakompetensya..

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    1. Tama ka dude yong anak ko pagsa fortuner nakasakay nagsusuka paakyat baguio pero pag santa fe pakantakanta pa,....tigas kc at tagtag 2015 2.5 v fortuner

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  42. Can we still slide the second row seats on this new model?

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  43. Fortuner ang sasakyan na pang masa. Maski mga squatter meron.

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    1. Buti pa squatters may Fortuner. Samantalang ako na kaya mag rent wala.

      Ok lang maging squatter. Wag lang maging asal hayop katulad mo.

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  44. It is toyota kluger in aussie

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    1. Nope. The Kluger is for urban use. Fortuner is tailored to take on both urban and rural.

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  45. Parang likod ng hyundai santa fe, overall it's maganda sa paningin ko, pero wala akong pambili kasi i'm just poverty... hehe..

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  46. Any news of 2016 mazda cx 9

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  47. Marami pang darating na SUV, it seems NISSAN is also looking at the NAVARRA platform for its next SUV offering. Antay-antay lang muna kayo at maraming pagpipilian! Let the customers decide which one is the best vehicle for them.

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  48. Ganda na naman truck ito!... Ideal pang tawid sa sapa sa amin sa tiaong quezon! Aba ay sya!!

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  49. Wait, in the pictures it shows rear disc brakes... ANd in the specs rear drum brakes. What the fuck

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    1. Thai spec models have rear drum brakes. Australia gets rear discs.

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  50. In Thailand the Fortuner 2016 will retain its fucking drum brakes. While all its competitors have rear disc brakes such as MUX MOntero Everest Trailblazer etc. How the fuck can it compete? IF the Ph Fortuner gets rear drum brakes I swear I will burn Toyota dealers down

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    1. It's their road requirement, you didn't notice that cars you've mention tinned are rear disks, rear disks are still drum brakes

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    2. burn toyota dealers down? Don't say things that you don't mean or have no intention of doing. that's just immature.

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    3. Road requirement? How come the Trailblazer, MUX and new Montero have rear disc brakes in Thailand then? Maybe its just Toyota's requirements to ALWAYS have rear drums NO MATTER WHAT.

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  51. I hope this comes with a guidebook with these items:

    - Road courtesy / how not to be a douche on the road
    - How to not fall off flyovers
    - This car is not a sportscar

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  52. this is perfect!!!! it looks like a grown up revo with new innova engine and interior for the masses and a badge certified for public transport, drum roll please ladies and gentlemen may i present you the car of choice for Uber!!! can't wait to see them ply their trade along edsa,. my only issue is the chrome that surrounds the fog lights, it kinda reminds me of that something that accumulates on the edge of your lips when you wake up in the mourning, but that's just me

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  53. Republic of the Fortuner

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  54. parang hawig sa new Everest... anyways, drum brakes on the rear is an epic fail... I think for the price tag, it's just fair to slap on disc brakes on the rear. just a thought.

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  55. Kailan kaya maglabas ng Pricelist ang Toyota for the new Fortuner? Mukhang pare-pareho na ng features ang Everest, Montero, MU-X, Fortuner,at Trailblazer ngayon. Sana pare-pareho rin ang pricing.

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  56. use your money wisely, buy a condo unit, car depreciate quickly.

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    1. for your sake, get your head out of your butt.
      1. grown up revo? are you blind or something?
      2. badge certified for public transport? wow matapobre pa
      3. car of choice for Uber? you mean Uber Black right? if not, then there is no hope for you
      4. something that accumulates on your lips when you wake up? yes, that's only you!

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  57. Metro manila always have flash floods, may we suggest toyota philippines to increase the ground clearance to 245 mm of all vechicles.

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    1. worst post on this thread. go get a copy of Miriam's book or watch Ramon Bautista's show at NatGeo.

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  58. I can't wait for the release of Innova!

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    1. what?? you can not wait? what are you gonna do about it? make your own? wtf

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  59. The front is ugly, the back is so so...

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    1. ikaw ang ugly! likod mo soso. hahaha

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  60. Mga sir, what's the best for a family of 7 members? If you are looking for a comfortable ride and low price? Can a mitsubishi adventure beat the new toyota fortuner in this case?

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    1. comfortable ride and low price? get the current Innova.

      It is the embodiment of bank for your buck.

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  61. bang* for your buck

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  62. made in thailand, supervised by japanese, driven by filipinos

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  63. i just don't think its practical to buy a car worth more than 1.5 mil especially if u belong to the b and c markets.i'm still thinking of what to buy around 1 mil preferably.help me out.

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  64. i do not like our fortuner, for a 5'10'' filipino or asian guy like me even in front seat i fell so claustrophobic ; i never had this feel even on the 2nd row of our everest. the ride of the fortuner makes me dizzy too. we sold our everest now we regret buying a a 2015 fortuner. we are selling our fortuner this year and we are buying the newly released everest due to lessons learned. i do not know if toyota listen to its customers...

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  65. Hi guys any updates on the release of the all new fortuner here? I've test-driven the Ford Everest Trend already and I am excited and eager to know about the all new fortuner because I am trying to decide which one is better.

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  66. From the pics above, I hope Toyota have upgraded the security of the spare tire. It looks the same as the current generation wherein the spare tire can be easily stolen.

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  67. For those who want to see the 2016 innova, search innova in news, you'll see more elegant in looks

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  68. Hey guys I have a kia rio, ford ecosport, bmw z3 and will buy a new fortuner 2016 soon. Thanks

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  69. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_unintended_acceleration on March 19, 2014, the DOJ issued a deferred prosecution agreement with a $1.2 billion criminal penalty for issuing misleading and deceptive statements to its consumers and federal regulators, as well as hiding another cause of unintended acceleration, the sticky pedal, from the NHTSA

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  70. i am again a Fortuner fan... especially after reading this review and this news article:
    http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ford-everest-bursts-into-flames-during-a-road-test-in-australia-burns-to-the-ground-102560.html

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  71. Bakit there is no toyota fortuner in europe, japan and north america. baka hindi euro 4 compliant.

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  72. im buying this toyota fortuner 2016 on july 2016 thank u

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  73. Bakit??? E di Buldit!

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  74. All new Fortuner prices:
    4x2 2.7G Gas AT Php1.319
    4x2 2.4G Dsl MT Php1.415
    4x2 2.4G Dsl AT Php1.485

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  75. Bakit E di Budlat

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  76. mga tga bundok mahilig sa fortuner kc nasanay na cla s daan na bako2 at liko2 kya hindi n nraramdaman ang pagkatagtag at pagkahilo. kung tga bundok ka eh di bibili ka din ng fortuner!haha

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  77. Toyota Motors Corporation Philippines is fucking with us. Check the prices in Australia for the Fortuner which are all 4x4 with 2.8 displacement:

    Toyota Australia pricing:
    Fortuna GX - MT - $47,990 Php 1,598,959
    Fortuna GX - AT - $49,990 Php 1,665,596
    Fortuna GXL - MT - $52,990 Php 1,765,552
    Fortuna GXL - AT - $54,990 Php 1,832,189
    Fortuna Crusade - MT - $59,990 Php 1,998,782
    Fortuna Crusade - AT - $61,990 Php 2,065,419

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  78. I owned fortuner 2010 VVTi 2.7 liter engine, i like the performance but minus on the luggage space especially on how you fold the 3rd row seat, just like an Innova. Is the new foturner change it on how it fold? try to compare the 3rd row seat of Montero, Everest, Trailblazer, you can maximize the whole luggage space.

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  79. top five picks for the young hot and wild: ford ecosport, kia rio, hyundai santa fe, chevrolet colorado, peugeuot teppee.

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  80. for those who have seen it, what do we have? a 5-link or 4-link rear suspension?

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  81. I did saw a new silver Fortuner driven by 2 guys in T-shirt weaving recklessly left and right for 3 lanes, northbound along C5 between Taguig and Pasig between 6:30am and 6:50am on a weekday. At one instance, they would just floor the accelerator which gives out a sudden visible puff of black smoke. I guess these are not the real owners and just enjoying the wild ride/test drive/or delivery to the casa. Too bad for the would-be buyer of this vehicle.

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