The 2016 Toyota Fortuner has made its online debut and will be reaching dealerships by the end of October. It’s based on the latest generation HiLux pickup truck and adopts a more upscale design compared to the model it replaces and can be had with bi-LED headlights, LED DRLs and LED taillights while inside the cabin there’s enough room for up to seven people. The off-roader is 4795 mm long, 1855 mm wide and 18335 mm tall, with a wheelbase that measures 2745 mm and a sophisticated suspension consisting of a front double wishbone setup + rear five-link coil-spring arrangement.
Needless to say, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner will come as standard with a four-wheel drive system with both high & low range and there’s also a rear differential lock and a trailer sway control system. Other items offered include hill-start assist, reversing camera, seven airbags, downhill assist, keyless smart entry and start and roof rails.
In terms of power, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner gets a brand new 2.8-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel direct-injection engine that delivers 177 PS at 3,400 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm when configured with the new six-speed manual gearbox. If you go for the optional six-speed auto, the available torque jumps to 450 Nm at 1,400 rpm.
Toyota says the manual Fortuner has a braked towing capacity of 3,000 kg whereas the automatic model can two as much as 2,800 kg. There’s a dial inside the cabin which allows the driver to switch between 4WD and 2WD modes, with the latter being recommended when the extra traction is not necessary as running in 2WD is more economical.