Toyota Fortuner: Where To Find Legit Sellers

Fortuner or SW4, an SUV from Toyota, is based on the platform of the Hilux pickup truck from Toyota. It gained the best seller spot among the SUV/PPV vehicles. Initiated from Thailand, its production expanded to Indonesia and other countries and is available in 4-wheel and rear wheel drive models with 3 seating rows. This vehicle is a component of the IMV project of Toyota along with the Kijang Innova and the Toyota Hilux in Thailand. This low cost SUV arrived in Thailand in 2004 as a better option with an integrated language of design than its predecessor, 4Runner that retained a backyard conversion look always. With a large contribution of the Thai operations towards the production, it gained a huge success following the Hilux. The production work for this vehicle is carried in many countries like India, Indonesia and Argentina, where it grabbed a mixed response from the market.

The former workers of the (TTC-AU) Toyota Technical Centre, Gillard and Herald, revealed in the Sydney Morning that the operations for the manufacture of the Fortuner have initiated back in 2006. Designed by Japanese and Thai engineers, Toyota Australia designed the IMV vehicles’ facelift version including that of the Fortuner. They are also responsible for the production of the Fortuner’s next generation vehicles.

Engine Variants

Toyota has manufactured different engine variants according for different countries, which include 2 petrol and 2 diesel engine variants. The petrol engines include a VVT (Variable Valve Timing) technology for a 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 engine and a 2.7L 2TR-FE engine. The diesel engine variants include the common rail technology with variable geometry turbochargers for a 3.0L 1KD-FTV engine and a 2.5L 2KD-FTV engine.

For rear wheel gasoline and diesel based drives, G & G Luxury levels of trims are provided, while the trim levels for the 4*4 gasoline and diesel based drives is the V trim. The common rail diesel engine with turbo intercooling technology come with a hood covered by a functional scoop.

The Toyota Thailand replaced the 4*4 model with a 2-wheel drive version for the gasoline based engine in 2007.

Country Specific Variants

There are different versions of the original Toyota Fortuner in various countries including Japan, North America, China, Europe and Australia in the market segment of the SUV vehicles based on a medium pickup. Various variants offered are the Land Cruiser Prado for Australian, Chinese and European markets, the Hilux Surf for the Japanese market and the 4Runner for the North American market. Fortuner is supplied in a few of the Central American market alongside Land Cruiser Prado and 4Runner.

Photo Gallery of Toyota Fortuner

Recent reviews and test drives from the world

MINI announced the novelties on the Tokyo motor show

On opening tomorrow (for the press) the international motor show in the capital of Japan the Asian debut of new MINI Cooper will take place. In only some days after a world premiere in Great Britain this car will be presented and in Asia.

Caterham and Renault Alpine and live voltage is postponed

The Caterham-Renault partnership is not going well, since the new Alpine sports was postponed for the project be revised since the beginning. According to a report from Autocar joint venture between companies can be canceled.

Alfa Romeo will launch seven models by 2018

Alfa Romeo is back with full force in the automotive scenario in the coming years. According to Automotive News site information and the German magazine Auto Bild, besides the already confirmed Spider 4C 2015, Alfa Romeo plans to introduce no less than seven models by 2018.

Next-generation Audi R8 will get smaller engine

The next generation of the Audi R8 could include a smaller engine than a V8, revealed the head of Technical Development of the brand, Ulrich Hackenberg, the Geneva Motor Show.

Nissan Micra DIG-S engine wins

Nissan announced on Tuesday (25) will lead to the Geneva Motor Show next week, a version of the Note engine equipped with 1.2 three-cylinder supercharged, the DIG-S.

New Focus is tested in Sweden

Released in Brazil in 2013, the Focus is about to change in Europe. Therefore, the Ford performs several tests in adverse conditions to make the final adjustments.

New Mini Cooper four-door version

The Mini Cooper hatch earn a four-door version for the first time. Caught in winter testing in Europe, the car is noticeably longer than the two-door model, introduced to the world in late 2013.

Hyundai Reveals Veloster RE: FLEX

Hyundai took the Hall of Chicago to present on Friday (7), the Veloster RE: FLEX. A special limited edition (3,000 units) brings some aesthetic changes to the sport.

SRT Viper praises and quips Corvette

After seeing the new Viper skating in sales in the months following its release, the CEO of SRT Ralph Gilles, ensured that there was no reason for concern, since the company had a long queue of orders formed by interested in taking the sport to house.

Ford reveals teaser Ka Sedan concept

Ford released the teaser of a new global compact car concept, announcing its presentation to the public for the Hall of New Delhi next week. Although the automaker did not officially disclose the name of the model, it is the Ka Sedan concept.