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Friday, October 15, 2021

Will You Pay P 2.5M For The 2022 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport?


Update: Toyota Motor Philippines has just confirmed an October 23 launch (10/19).

The 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport may already be at dealerships ahead of its official launch, the 2022 Fortuner GR Sport may be joining it at showrooms real soon.

Copying the Thai market playbook where the two GR Sport models were unveiled at around the same time, Toyota Motor Philippines is poised to also launch the Gazoo Racing tweaked 7-seater SUV on the same day it does the pickup truck on which it’s based on. Based on the industry calendar, this could happen as early as late October, although some have put the date now for the first week of November.

Regardless of the launch date, we caught a glimpse of it when the Hilux GR Sport was being prepped for dealer deliveries last October 4. At the time, it was shown in White Pearl with an Attitude Black Mica roof. This two-tone color scheme is said to be the only available color for the Fortuner GR Sport (sorry guys, no Emotional Red).

Moreover, unlike the Thai market version, the Philippine-spec Fortuner GR Sport won’t be riding on 20-inch rims. Instead, it will be getting high-gloss 18-inch rims. Other exterior changes between this and the LTD variant include the revamped front bumper with GR badging and front red brake calipers.

Power-wise, the sole Fortuner GR Sport will use the turbocharged 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV diesel engine enough for 204 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The 6-speed automatic will have paddle shifters like the Hilux GR Sport, but unlike the pickup truck though, this one will have adaptive cruise control thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense system. It will also have a part-time 4WD system with a rear locking differential. The Fortuner GR Sport will also have new monotube shock absorbers which are said to “effectively absorb vibration to enhance the performance.”

Inside, the Fortuner GR Sport will have the very same sporty treatment as the Hilux GR Sport. It will have the same suede/leather seats with GR branding on the headrests, a steering wheel with a red marker at the 12 o’clock position, carbon fiber trim on the shifter console, GR-branded gauges and push button engine start. It will also have more or less the same equipment as the upgraded Fortuner LTD.

As for pricing, the Fortuner GR Sport is being pegged at P 2.509 million which is close to our early estimates. If this is true, it will be the most expensive 7-seater pickup-based passenger vehicle in the market. It’s also the first time any PPV managed to cross the P 2.5-million mark.

17 comments:

  1. no effin' way. at that price its better to buy the REAL GR YARIS

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  2. No way. P2.5M is too much for a Fortuner.

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  3. I can see that Fortuner G must have front Foglights.

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    1. It's best of not having a foglamps considering the LED headlamps are already bright enough.

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  4. At that price,Toyota should have pump up the power and torque

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  5. Included upgraded accessories will not translate to higher resell value

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  6. 2.5M for the worst ride comfort in its class???? No Way!

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    1. Worst ride comfort in any class.

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  7. 2.5M for a Fortuner... if it's still the same unrefined, poor quality, and dated LTD, better to get any similarly priced crossover or a used 200-Series if you really need a 4x4. Pickup based SUVs for over 2.2M pesos are a joke with how cheap they feel, but if for some reason you really want a PPV, there are so many other better choices than a Fortuner with a body kit. Don't be fooled by the GR logo, save your cash for a real GR product.

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  8. Jan na papunta ang prices ng mga sasakyan ngayon. Im guessing, 3years from now, kung mag normalize na ang sitwasyon, japanese cars like this, will breach the 3.0m mark.

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  9. Toyota should not force people from buying two tone color. There are so many buyers who does not want "black on top". There are some buyers of LTD who loves white or gray. For those who love two tone, go for it. For those who loves single tone, Toyota should give them that option. Giving single tone option is so simple.

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  10. Is this some kind of mockery?

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  11. I would rather buy the Rexton 4x4.

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  12. Kalokohan! Purely cosmetic changes that's not worth the price.

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