The country’s largest car company, Toyota Motor Philippines is firing the first salvo of 2016 by unveiling the all-new 2016 Fortuner. After being launched in markets such as Thailand and Australia and even having some dealers leak its pricing days before the launch, it’s officially here.
Since the first-generation model’s launch in 2005, it’s been a consistent strong seller for Toyota. It’s one of the country’s best-selling vehicles, known for its durability, reliability, and all-terrain capability. With a name taken from the word, “Fortunate”, the all-new model is designed around the premise that customers who’ll flock to the Fortuner will see it as a prestigious SUV to own.
The all-new 2016 model creates a more distinctive, sleek, and powerful design designed around the concept of style and confidence. It’s longer and wider than the previous generation with a larger front fascia for a stand-out quality in both urban and outdoor settings. The streamlined profile is both expressive and elegant and is shod with 17-inch alloy wheels for the G variants and 18-inch alloy wheels for the V variants.
Inside, it’s much more elegant with its hues of dark brown, black, and wood trim detailing for the V models and chamois black and dark wood trim for the G models. Also new for the 2016 Fortuner is a capacitive touchscreen audio system with navigation and a multi-information display across the line.
The second-generation Fortuner comes equipped with an entirely new set of engines. The sole gasoline is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine; now featuring Dual VVT-i technology, the 2TR-FE engine maxes at 166 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the base diesel engine is the 2.4-liter 2GD-FTV with 150 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,000 rpm. Sitting atop the range is the 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV engine with 177 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. Across the engine range, it’s mated to a 6-speed automatic (the 4x2 diesel is available with a 6-speed manual).
Adding more flexibility to its powertrain, the Fortuner also comes equipped with Drive Mode Select allowing it to either be more fuel efficient or powerful at just the push of a button.
For utmost safety, the Fortuner is made with a rigid body structure with dual SRS airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. The Fortuner 4x4 V gets the additional safety net of side and curtain airbags. A Smart Keyless Entry with push-button engine start/stop is also standard on all V models.
The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner comes in seven colors: Super White, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Gray Metallic, White Pearl (additional P 15,000) and new colors Phantom Brown Metallic and Avant-Garde Bronze Metallic. Deliveries start in March, but this is the introductory pricing:
- 4x2 2.4G Diesel M/T – P 1,386,000
- 4x2 2.7G Gas A/T – P 1,392,000
- 4x2 2.4G Diesel A/T – P 1,476,000
- 4x2 2.4V Diesel A/T – P 1,736,000
- 4x4 2.8V Diesel A/T – P 2,126,000
- Overall Length: 4,795 mm
- Overall Width: 1,855 mm
- Overall Height: 1,835 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,750 mm
- Minimum Ground Clearance: 193 mm
- Minimum Turning Radius: 5.8 meters
- Approach Angle: 30 degrees
- Departure Angle: 25 degrees
- Break-over Angle: 23.5 degrees
- Maximum Water Wading Depth: 700 mm
- Interior Length: 2,487 mm
- Interior Width: 1,478 mm
- Interior Height: 1,103 mm
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 liters
- Front Suspension: Double Wishbone with Stabilizer
- Rear Suspension: 4-Link with Coil Springs with Stabilizer
- Front Brakes: Vented Disc
- Rear Brakes: Drum
- Tires: 265/65R17 (G models), 265/60R18 (V models)