It is now official that company is going to release the 2018 Toyota Fortuner, which is currently getting a refresh. Apparently, it is the first rendition to incorporate the new pickup-platform vehicle (alias PPV) in the Thai auto bazaar. The redesigned car will carry a plethora of upgrades both inside and out.
Although the automaker marks the 2018 Toyota Fortuner as a four-door mid-size SUV, it is one of Toyota’s largest SUVs in many international markets. The inbound release flaunts immense off-road qualifications that make it appealing to its wide range of enthusiasts. Read on for more insight.
2018 Toyota Fortuner – Exterior and Interior Styling
We expect to find several minor modifications on the 2018 Toyota Fortuner, but nothing extreme in this regard. First, we are likely to see a small horizontal grille placed on the car’s front fascia. The imminent edition also displays a large air intake in the middle of the bonnet. The renovated Toyota Fortuner is going to feature both LED daytime running lights and fog lights. These lamps are located on either side of the front bumper.
This time around, its color palette seems to be larger than before and has several additional colors as well. The outer portion of this model will not change much, albeit headlights will get an overhaul. The incoming 2018 Toyota Fortuner flaunts a big cabin that receives the top-notch technology.
Some of the most notable features include the rear parking camera, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and brake assist function. Other features are hill assist control, vehicle stability control, active traction control, additional airbags and emergency brake signal. Worth mentioning, the update gets the Start-Stop Engine Button.
2018 Toyota Fortuner – Engine and Transmission
The 2018 Toyota Fortuner comes with a single engine option, which is a 2.8-liter IGD four-cylinder turbo diesel unit. The supposed engine gets hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission. It churns out 174 HP at 3,400 rpm and 331 lb-ft of torque at between 1,600 rpm and 2,400 rpm. You can as well opt for a six-speed manual gearbox, which drops the overall torque to 309 lb-ft at between 1,400 rpm and 2,600 rpm.
The inbound Fortuner shares a manual transmission with the 2016 Hilux. It implies that this rendition will also get active rev matching for downshifts. It makes it unnecessary to blip the throttle in the quest to enhance engine revs for downshifting. All you do is simply downshift, and the electronics complete the powertrain’s speed for the next gear down.
A two-speed transfer case is available in both the manual and automatic transmission. It provides such things as neutral position, Rear-Wheel Drive, Four-Wheel Drive low range and Four-Wheel Drive high range. The car’s powertrain comprises electronic locking gear differential. The GXL and Crusade versions get downhill descent control function as standard.
Debut Date and Cost
A well-placed source has just hinted that the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will make its official debut in the last quarter of this year. Rumor has it that it will grace the auto marketplace in December. The price sticker of the overhauled model is expected to go up to $45,000.