L I fter countless spy photos, Toyota finally introduced and simultaneously at Australia and Thailand to the next-generation Fortuner / SW4. It is a [1.99901 million] seven-seat SUV , which is based on the recently released eighth generation of the Hilux pickup.
Aesthetically retains features present in the new generation of the Hilux. It’s on the front where changes are manifested in a more visible manner, as both the grill and the headlights are now new format, with lights that include [1.99901 million] Xenon and [1.99901 million] LED as part of their equipment.
The new generation length extended up to 4.79 meters.
Perhaps the most noticeable change in appearance has to do with their new line of waist , which at the height of the pillar C presents an upward curve does provide a more dynamic aspect and that clearly differentiates against its predecessor.
In posterior optical groups acquired a thinner and sharp format , besides being a rather smaller size than the model it replaced. The set comes complete with a discreet spoiler and the broadest of the tailgate.
Like what happened with the pickup, the SUV also increased, since now measures 4.79 meters long , although it maintained the same wheelbase of 2.75 meters as the outgoing model. Interior configuration can offer two or three rows of seats, depending on the chosen finish.
Under the hood, in Australia it is offered with a turbocharged diesel [1.99901 million] versions 2.4 and 2.8 liters displacement equipped with direct injection system. The 2.4-liter produces 150 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque, while the 2.8 has a yield of [1.99901 million] 177 hp and 450 Nm of torque.
In both cases can be associated to a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic with the same number of relationships wheel drive Geared operable via a button in the cockpit and differential lock ass.
As for his Standard equipment systems such as trailer sway control include seven airbags electronic stability control, assistant to the hill start control drive, backup camera, infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen, a magazine with air conditioning to keep drinks and hot or cold food, side steps, alloy wheels of 17 inches and [1.99901 million] brakes four-wheel drive among the most notable.
The equipped versions add more bars on the roof, fog lights, bi-LED LED daytime running lights tailgate with electric opening keyless entry, boot button, hill descent control, parking sensors and alloy wheels of 18 inches, among others.
Made Thailand new Fortuner will start marketing in Australia and Thailand from October. But this year will also begin to be produced in [1.99901 million] Argentina, where it is known as [1.99901 million] SW4.