The all-new 205 Toyota Fortuner has made its global debut in Thailand with five variants on offer and priced from 1,199,000 baht (RM133,471).
For the Thailand market, five variants will be on offer and are as listed below (with prices in Thai baht and Ringgit Malaysia direct conversion):
Seven colour options are available for the fifth-generation Fortuner: Phantom Brown, Nebula Blue, White Pearl, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic, and Super White.
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Performance-wise, the new Fortuner shares the same engine from the Hilux pickup truck from which it also adopts its underpinnings from. That means the 2.4- and 2.8-litre turbodiesels from Toyota’s ‘GD’ lineup are offered, developing 177hp/450Nm and 150hp/400Nm respectively with a sole 2.7-litre petrol engine (166hp/245Nm) available as well. The engines are paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission depending on variant.
For the four-wheel drive models, the system is now referred to as Ʃ4 or Sigma Four, to allow easy selection of 2WD and 4WD modes. Those modes are labelled as ‘H2’, ‘H4’, and ‘L4’. Further enhancing the capabilities of the Sigma Four system is A-TRC (Active Traction Control) which adjusts braking and power to the wheels for maximum traction. Adding to the offroad prowess is the DAC (Down Hill Assist Control) system.
The design is as what we have seen before in the numerous spyshots of the SUV before its global debut with that new, more angular front fascia featuring slimmer headlamps with LED daytime lights, and the rear gets thinner tail lamps as well.
The interior gets a revision as well beginning a new instrument cluster following that of recent Toyota models introduced and the steering wheel is now a three-spoke design with on-wheel controls.
On the centre console, there is an automatic climate control unit resting just below the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The air-conditioning system blows cool air through the front vents and to the second and third row via ceiling-mounted ones. As for the infotainment system, it supports a variety of media inputs and doubles as a screen for the reverse camera as well.
For practicality, the seats can be arranged in a number of configurations with the second row seats able to tumble forward (One Touch) while the third row ones can be tucked away to the side.
An impressive safety package suite is offered as well with seven airbags, traction control system, vehicle stability control, TSC, ABS with brake assists and electronic brake distribution. To handle off-road terrain, downhill assist control and hill assist control is available with A-TRC as well.