UMW Toyota is picking up from where they left off in 2020 with the launch of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner.
Variants and Price
Two new variants are available:
- 2.8 VRZ with a 2.8-litre turbodiesel engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, 4x4 – from RM203,183
- 2.7 SRZ with a 2.7-litre petrol engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, 4x4 – from RM172,244
The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ is the new flagship variant on offer replacing the previous Fortuner 2.4 VRZ. A new color in the Bronze Mica Metallic - with a Black Roof (terikut X50 Flagship ke ni?) is available exclusively for this new variant. The Black Roof will also be available with the Super White II color option.
Quad-LED headlamps, flanking a mesh-type front grille will also adorn the face of the Fortuner 2.8 VRZ. Restyled lighting clusters together with new front and rear bumpers give this good looking SUV further presence on the road. For that added dose of rugged or adventure lifestyle, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner also comes with a new Skid Plate.
The roof, A-pillars, wing mirrors, and roof-mounted rear spoiler are finished in black. Additionally, the corner mouldings are specially shaped for aerodynamic benefits. If you don’t know or haven’t read how aerodynamics factor into a car’s efficiency, please educate yourself here.
Rounding out the exterior are new 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior trim of the 2.8 VRZ comes in a new color and design, not forgetting the new design on the seat upholstery too, further complementing its premium look and feel.
Both the Fortuner 2.8 VRZ and 2.7 SRZ are fitted with LED Interior Lamps, Electrochromic Rearview Mirror (to eliminate dazzle) with 8-way powered controls adjustable seats for the driver and passenger. USB charging ports are also available for powering or recharging your electronic devices.
Flexible seating arrangements and the ability to accommodate seven adults (needs to be tested this claim) make the 2021 Fortuner a very adaptable people-mover. Let’s not forget the ability to fold down the second and third row of seats to provide a longer floor length and more cargo volume will come in handy during those IKEA trips.
For some added sophistication, ambient illumination is also now available on the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. It also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
- New 1GD-FTV 4-cylinder common-rail diesel engine (2.8 VRZ)
- 204 PS at 3,000-3,400 rpm
- 500 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm to 2,800 rpm.
- Heavy-duty variable nozzle turbocharger and Intercooler
A balance shaft has been incorporated to reduce vibrations and lower noise levels while high efficiency is achieved with the electronically-controlled common rail injection system that can deliver fuel at a maximum pressure of up to 250 MPa.
Variable Flow Control (VFC) Power Steering, which helps to improve fuel economy by reducing the power steering pump consumption torque has also been added to the 2021 Fortuner.
The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ, also comes equipped with SPORT mode which enhances the power steering for responsiveness.
The part-time 4x4 drivetrain provides for maximum capability on all surfaces, from smooth highways to muddy jungle tracks - that’s if you urban warriors ever wander off the concrete. With the shift on-the-fly capability, you won’t have to stop to engage the 4x4, instead simply turn the rotary knob at speeds of up to 100 km/h.
- Active Traction Control (A-TRC) - for stability enhancement
- Auto Limited Slip Differential (Auto LSD) - uses the traction control system to control braking when one of the rear wheels starts to spin. Power is then directed to the wheel with better traction.
The 2.8 VRZ also comes with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite of safety features such as:
- Pre-collision System (PCS)
- Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Yaw Assist Function - activates when lane departure is detected, and additional braking force applied to the inner wheels to direct the vehicle back into the proper lane position.
5year/unlimited mileage warranty as per the conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner also comes with longer oil change intervals for the turbodiesel engine with a Revised Service Package. The interval is extended to 10,000 kms or 6 months (whichever comes first), from the previous requirement of 5,000 kms/3 months.
Customers can also opt for options such as Wireless Charger (new), Kick Sensor Powered Rear Door (new), Roof-mounted Monitor and Rear Digital Video Recorder at the time of purchase.
Will the 2021 Toyota Fortuner bring fortune to Toyota?
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