Also known as the Toyota SW4 or Toyota Hilux SW4, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner is mainly popular in India, Philippines and Thailand. The SUV is not available in Europe, US or in Canada yet. The newest model belongs to the 2nd generation and it comes with lots of innovations.
2018 Toyota Fortuner – Exterior Design and Interior Specs
The 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be modified from previous models for sure, but nothing will be very drastic. The current SUV is based on the IMV platform. The front fascia of the SUV will have a small horizontal grille and the Toyota logo sits right in the middle of the grille. Its air intakes are placed very smartly centrally aligned with the bonnet. Furthermore, the mid-size SUV has LED daytime running lights as well as fog lights. Both the lights are strategically placed on each side of the front bumper. Though there is no fixed news, but the headlights in the 2018 Toyota Fortuner might also face some minor design changes. The SUV will also be available in more color options.
The interior is quite spacious and the cabin is also well accented. Furthermore, the vehicle offers seating arrangements for 7 people comfortably. Seats are arranged in 3 rows for comfortable traveling with abundant leg space, head space, and cargo space. Quality materials are used in the seats and upholstery. Other prominent interior features in the 2018 Toyota Fortuner also include air conditioning with climate control facility, Follow Me House Function, revamped dashboard with all the controls, infotainment system, leather wrapped steering wheel etc.
Advanced Safety and Security Features
The 2018 Toyota Fortuner comes packed with the latest technologically advanced safety and security features. Some of the most important features include hillside help control, lorry security control, energetic grip control, brake help, additional airbags, emergency situation brake signal, back auto parking electronic camera, sensors, vehicle stability control, active traction control etc.
There are many engine variants which will be used in the new Toyota Fortuner.
- The base engine is a 2.4-liter inline-4 diesel engine. This engine produces 149 HP of energy and 253 or 300 lbs-feet of torque. This engine is coupled to 6-speed manual as well as automatic transmission.
- The second diesel engine is a 2.8 liter inline-4 and offers 177 HP of energy and 310 lbs-feet of torque.
- The third engine variant is a 4.0-liter fuel injected 6-cylinder engine offering 278 HP and 277 lbs-feet of torque.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing of the mid-size SUV from the house of Toyota is quite decent. While the price for the lower trim is expected to be around $45,000, the higher trims of the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be priced somewhere around $55,000.
The 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be available in the showrooms for sale by the end of 2017 for sure.
Summing it up
The SUVs from Toyota are already quite popular in the market. An addition in the lineup will definitely be a welcome step for the customers and they will accept the vehicle heartedly. With redesigning, the SUV looks and performs excellently as well.