The Toyota Fortuner (Japanese: トヨタ フォーチュナー Toyota fōchunā), also known as the Toyota SW4, is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Toyota. Originally assembled only in Thailand but later also in Indonesia and other countries, the Fortuner is built on the Toyota Hilux pickup truck platform. It features three rows of seats and is available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Fortuner is part of Toyota's IMV project in Thailand, which also includes the Toyota Hilux and the Kijang Innova (in Indonesia). Developed in large part by Toyota’s Thai operations, the Fortuner has piggybacked the success of the Hilux and is now built in a number of countries including Egypt, Pakistan, India, Argentina and Indonesia.
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Platform||Toyota IMV platform|
While the first generation Fortuner was developed in Thailand by Thai and Japanese engineers, the facelift version of the Fortuner, as well as the Hilux and the Innova, was designed in Australia by Toyota Australia, which is also responsible for developing the next generation of the Fortuner.
This car was the best selling in its category (SUV/PPV) in Thailand and the Philippines, and is hugely popular in India.
The Fortuner is not offered in Japan, Europe, North America, China or South Korea. For the medium pick-up based SUV segment in those markets, Toyota offers the Hilux Surf (Japan), 4Runner (North America) and Land Cruiser Prado (Europe, Australasia and China). However, in some Central and South American countries and New Zealand, Toyota offers the Fortuner alongside the 4Runner and Land Cruiser Prado, like in Panama or Colombia.
The name "Fortuner" comes from the English word, Fortune.
First generation (AN50, AN60; 2004–2015)Edit
|Manufacturer||Toyota Motor Thailand|
|Production||November 2004—December 2015|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Front engine rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive|
|Wheelbase||2,750 mm (108.3 in)|
|Length||4,705 mm (185.2 in)|
|Width||1,840 mm (72.4 in)|
|Height||1,850 mm (72.8 in)|
The first generation Fortuner was unveiled at the December 2004 Thailand International Motor Expo and released in early 2005. It is positioned below the Land Cruiser and above the RAV4. Model codes included: TGN50, GGN60, TGN60, KUN60
Initially the Fortuner was sold with 4 different types of 2 petrol engines and 2 diesel engines. All variants were offered in RWD or 4WD configuration, with 5-speed manual transmission and a 4 or 5-speed automatic transmission. Its high body model has been criticized as unstable, and not aerodynamic when running at higher speeds. In August 2012, the 2.5 L common-rail turbodiesel 2KD-FTV engine was upgraded to a variable nozzle (VNT) turbocharger which was equipped in the 3.0 L common-rail turbo diesel 1KD-FTV since its release in 2005 to increase power and torque about 60%, also reducing fuel consumption up to 30%. With this VNT equipment, now Fortuner can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in about 11 seconds (less than 10 seconds for 3.0 L engine). It was launched to commemorate Pertamina's successful expedition from Jakarta, Indonesia to Venice, Italy (a distance of roughly 20,000 kilometers) using a group of Fortuners.
A number of engine options are available depending on the country of sale, including a 2.7 L 2TR-FE and 4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 petrol with Variable Valve Timing and 2.5 L 2KD-FTV and 3.0 L 1KD-FTV common rail variable geometry turbocharger diesel models.
Trim levels are G and G Luxury for rear-wheel drive diesel and petrol, and V for 4×4 Diesel and petrol. The common rail turbo intercooled diesel has functional scoop on its hood.
In 2007, Toyota Thailand dropped the 4×4 petrol model and replaced it with a two-wheel drive petrol version.
Like in Argentina, it is known as the SW4 in Brazil. In this market there are two trims available. Diesel 3.0 litre 16-valve turbo with automatic 5-speed transmission and Flex (Petrol) 2.7 litre 16-valve VVT-I with 4×2 traction, 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.
Launched in 2005, the Fortuner in Brunei is available in 2.5L Manual G trim with and 3.0L Automatic V trim. The 2.5G is available in 2WD while the 3.0V has full-time 4WD.
The Fortuner was unveiled in Colombia in 2005 and launched in 2007 as a replacement for the locally assembled Prado that had been under production for 9 years without any changes. The Prado continued in production until 2009. A new model was added in 2010, the Fortuner Urbana, with a petrol 2.7 L engine in 4×4 and 4×2 models. In late 2011, as a 2012 model, Toyota started to sell the new facelifted version with a new front grille, new rear lights and a revised interior quality on the same versions and prices as the older version.
The Fortuner is available in the following versions:
- Fortuner Urbana 4×2, with a 2.7 L engine.
- Fortuner Urbana 4×4 with a 2.7 L engine.
- Fortuner Plus Diesel, with a 3.0 L turbo engine.
All of them come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Fortuner was unveiled in South America – Ecuador in 2005 and launched in 2007. Versions of the Fortuner have come from Venezuela and Thailand. There are various models released, originally only 4×4 and 4×2 options using a V6 4.0 L petrol engine were sold. Since 2010 a 2.7 L engine option has been released and the new face lift model has arrived.
The Fortuner was sold from 2007 until late 2009. In 2010 the Ecuadorian government exempted all hybrid cars from import taxes, which reduced the number of Fortuner cars sold because Toyota's Hybrid Highlander Limited had a similar price (after taxes, fees and exemptions) and more features. In late 2011 the Ecuadorian government decided to only give tax exemptions to hybrid cars with a maximum of 1.8 litre engines, leaving out both the Fortuner and Hybrid Highlander, in consequence the Fortuner again lost market share but gained back position vs Highlander. Current versions sold in Ecuador: Fortuner 4×4 with a 2.7 L I4 engine. 162 Hp 256 Nm @ 3800 rpm Fortuner 4×4 with a 4.0 L V6 engine. 234Hp 376 Nm @ 3800 rpm All of them come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Fortuner was unveiled in Egypt in 2010 and launched in 2011. It is available in 2 trims with 2 petrol engines: the 4L V6 1GR-FE, and the 2.7L inline-4 2TR-FE. All have automatic transmission and 4×4. The car is assembled in Egypt at AAV.
Fortuner production increased to more than 950 vehicles per month from the initial 500 units per month.
Initially there was only one variant sold in India of the Fortuner, which is the 3.0 L 1KD-FTV I4 Common Rail Turbo Diesel engine 4×4 MT, with leather upholstery and climatronic as standard. But at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo, Toyota launched 3.0 L 4×2 Manual and Automatic transmission. The top-of-the-range Fortuner 3.0 L 4×4 AT was introduced to the Indian market in January 2015  alongside with a 2.5 L 2KD-FTV I4 Common Rail Turbo Diesel engine with 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission.This 2.5 L variant was only available in 4×2 configuration.
The Fortuner was introduced in 2005 at the Jakarta International Motor Show. It is positioned below the Land Cruiser and above the RAV4.
Initially the Fortuner was sold in 2.7G and 2.7V trim levels. The rear wheel drive 2.7G was offered in the base with fabric interior and the Luxury with leather interior and premium sound system. The 4-wheel drive Fortuner 2.7V is only available as the luxury model. The V trim with the 3.0 diesel engine is not officially sold in Indonesia, due to the heavier tax regulations imposed on vehicles with 4×4 drive trains and engines having volumes of 3.0 L or more. It was specially imported for the Sumatra and Kalimantan markets.
The 2.7G is fitted with a 4-speed automatic transmission and a two-wheel drive with a 2.7 L petrol engine. The rear-wheel-drive 2.7G and 4×4 2.7V come only with automatic transmission. The 2.5G was later added to the market and adds four-wheel drive powered by a 2.5 L diesel engine giving 75 kW (102 PS; 101 hp). It is mated to a 5-speed manual.
In mid-2009, a new variant was added to the lineup, which is the 2.5G with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5G can be ordered with TRD Sportivo body kits, which is also available as dealer installed options for other models.
As for 2014, Fortuner for Indonesia market available in 3 trims: G, V and TRD Sportivo with each trim consists :
- G trim available with 2.5 D4-D diesel engine and 2.7 VVT-i gasoline engine, 4 speed automatic transmission and 5 speed manual, 4×4 drivetrain (VNT Turbodiesel only) and Luxury version (gasoline only)
- V trim available with 2.7 VVT-i gasoline engine, 3.0 VNT common-rail turbodiesel engine and 4 speed automatic transmission only with 4×4 drivetrain
- TRD Sportivo available with 2.5 D4-D VNT Turbodiesel engine and l 4 speed automatic transmission or 5 speed manual, 2.7 VVT-i gasoline engine 4 speed automatic transmission only)
Toyota Jamaica launched the Fortuner in Jamaica in 2007.
In June 2014, Toyota announced that complete knock-down (CKD) production of the Fortuner at a production facility of Saryarka AvtoProm LLP (SAP). Plans call for a production of approximately 3,000 units annually and the hiring of an additional 100 employees in SAP.
The Toyota Fortuner was launched in Malaysia in August 2005. It was initially made available with two variants: the 2.5G and the 2.7V.
In August 2008, the first facelift for the Toyota Fortuner was made available in Malaysia now with four variants: 2.5G, 2.5G TRD Sportivo, 2.7V and 2.7V TRD Sportivo.
In October 2011, the second facelift for the Toyota Fortuner was made available in Malaysia again with four variants: 2.5G, 2.5G TRD Sportivo, 2.7V and 2.7V TRD Sportivo.
In October 2013, a minor update occurred with the Toyota Fortuner. Changes included different color for the wheels and a black upholstery. Four variants were available: 2.5G, 2.5G TRD Sportivo, 2.7V and 2.7V TRD Sportivo. Isofix is standard across the range.
In February 2015, another minor update occurred. Changes included smoked head and tail lamps, bumper-mounted LED DRLs, different TRD Sportivo decals. It could be had with five different colors: Attitude Black, Grey Metallic, Medium Silver Metallic, Solid White and Silver Metallic. Four variants were available: 2.5G, 2.5G TRD Sportivo, 2.7V and 2.7V TRD Sportivo.
The 2.7V and 2.7V TRD Sportivo carries a 4-cylinder, in-line 16-valve, DOHC, VVT-i petrol engine, with a maximum output of 118 kW (160 PS; 158 hp) at 5200 rpm and maximum torque of 241 N·m (178 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm. 2.7V is available only in 4-speed automatic transmission with ECT.
The 2.5G and 2.5G TRD Sportivo has a DOHC Turbo diesel engine with a maximum output of 75 kW (102 PS; 101 hp) at 3600 rpm and maximum torque of 260 N·m (190 lb·ft) at 1600–2400 rpm. 2.5G was initially available with a 5-speed manual transmission only, but for the 2009 model year facelift it has been replaced by a 4-speed automatic. In August 2012, together with the Hilux, the engine has now received a variable nozzle turbocharger upgrade otherwise known as VNT. The diesel mill now pumps out a maximum output of 106 kW (144 PS; 142 hp) at 3400 rpm and maximum torque of 343 N·m (253 lb·ft) at 1600-2800 rpm.
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Toyota started importing the Fortuner in Pakistan in 2009. Pakistan started local assembly of the 2.7L Fortuner in March 2013, as said by Pervez Ghais CEO, Toyota Indus Motor company in interview to Bloomberg. The locally assembled Fortuner will be priced approximately 37% lower than the imported version mainly due the 150% tax Pakistan imposes on imported vehicles with engines with capacities of greater than 1800 cc.
The 2.7G model is equipped with the 2.7 L 2TR-FE engine with VVT-i technology, which produces 118 kW (160 PS; 158 hp) at 5200 rpm and 241 N⋅m (178 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3800 rpm. The 2.5G model, on the other hand, is equipped with the 2.5 L 2KD-FTV engine with common rail diesel (D-4D) technology, which produces 75 kW (102 PS; 101 hp) at 3600 rpm and 260 N⋅m (190 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1600–2400 rpm. The 3.0V, which is the top variant, is the only 4×4 model in the range (previous variants are both 4×2). It is equipped with the 1KD-FTV engine with D-4D technology, which produces 121 kW (165 PS; 162 hp) at 3400 rpm and 343 N⋅m (253 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1400–3200 rpm. The 2.5 L 4×2 diesel variant comes in both 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic transmissions, while the rest comes in 4 speed automatic transmission only. A facelifted Fortuner was introduced in October 2011, together with a facelifted Innova and Hilux.
In September 2012, the 2.5 L 2KD-FTV diesel engine was upgraded with Variable Nozzle Turbocharger (VNT) Technology with Intercooler. According to Toyota Motors Philippines, the new model will have improved fuel efficiency and produce additional engine power by 40% and increase torque by 30%. A new feature for the Fortuner 4×4 V Diesel, 4×2 G Diesel Automatic variants was an Audio system with Navigation Global Positioning System.
Toyota Fortuner was, for some time, the best-selling mid-sized SUV in the Philippines, being a more affordable option as opposed to its larger and more expensive SUV siblings, as well as its reliability and durability. However, sales were[when?] has faced stiff competition from other offering rivals such as the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Chevrolet Trailblazer as well as Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Isuzu Alterra/MU-X and Ford Everest.
Saudi Arabia and UAEEdit
In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Fortuner was launched in 2005. It is popular among families owing to its affordable price and off-road ability. There are two trims sold in Saudi Arabia, called the "GX" and the "VX" trims. The GX came with the 2.7 engine and 5 speed manual as standard (4 speed auto is an option) and optional 4×4 whereas the VX came with the 4.0 V6 1GR-FE with standard 4×4 and all wheel drive with either a 5 speed auto or 5 speed manual transmission. There is no diesel variant available. In the UAE, when the facelifted version was released the Fortuner was available in two variants, the 2.7L petrol engine and 4.0L petrol engine. In 2015 the Fortuner in the UAE came available with TRD body kits. As of 2015, the Fortuner is available in four variants: 2.7L EXR, 2.7 TRD Sportivo, 4.0L GXR, and 4.0L TRD Sportivo.
The Fortuner was introduced in 2005 in Singapore. Some problems include parking because of its height of 1.85 m not being able to clear the height limit in some car parks. The Toyota Hilux pickup (which shares the same platform) was also sold there.
The Fortuner was unveiled in South Africa in 2005 and launched in 2006 where it is the best-selling SUV since launch.
Toyota released an updated model in 2009. In 2011, the Fortuner benefited from another facelift, together with its sibling the Hilux. A 2.5 litre diesel engine was added to the newly facelifted range. Again in 2013, the Fortuner received some minor interior upgrades notably the introduction, for the first time, of a black leather interior. The sound system was also upgraded together with the navigation system.
Two trims are available for 2011 – 4×4 and 4×2 – both with the 4.0 L V6 engine. The assembly plant is located in Cumaná, Venezuela.
In February 2009, Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) started to produce Fortuner – SUV of IMV series. And the Fortuner has soon occupied the first position in medium high SUV segment in Vietnam with the accumulated sales of nearly 25,000 units with a steady SUV market share at 64% with 6,129 units sold in 2012.
A minor redesign of the Fortuner was launched in August 2008. It features new projector headlamps and grille, new rear lights, bluetooth connectivity, new light sand interior, electronic adjustable driver seat in 4×4 V trim, rear cool air conditioning from ceiling for second, and third row which was originally located on the sidings. Electronic Brake Force Distribution, with Brake Assist replacing LSPV in some models only. It is also All Wheel Drive (AWD) for the first time. Its newly redesigned front grille and front lamps are in the style of the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series. There are basically four models; 2.5G 4×2, 2.7G Luxury 4×2, 2.7V 4×4, and 3.0 G 4×4.
A more heavily facelifted Fortuner was released in late 2011. It is slightly longer and lower than the outgoing model. The front fascia was completely revised with a new fender, hood, grille, headlamps, bumper and fog light housing. The tail lamps along with the rear bumper, rear garnish plate were also revised. Changes in the sides includes a new sharper tire flairs, LED integrated side view mirrors and the wheels was also redesigned similar to the 2012 Hilux's. Minor changes were also made to the interior including the centre console, steering wheel and audio/video system were also upgraded. The Fortuner also receives a new VNT (Variable Nozzle Turbo) intercooled turbo engine.
Second generation (AN160; 2015–present)Edit
Toyota Fortuner (AN160, New Zealand)
|Also called||Toyota SW4|
|Designer||Hiroki Nakajima (2013)|
|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Wheelbase||2,745 mm (108.1 in)|
|Length||4,795 mm (188.8 in)|
|Width||1,855 mm (73.0 in)|
|Height||1,835–1,850 mm (72.2–72.8 in)|
The second generation Fortuner was revealed simultaneously on 16 July 2015 in Australia and Thailand. Along with the Toyota Hilux, the Fortuner uses the "Keen Look" design language that has already been used in the Toyota Corolla (E170) with slim projector headlights and LED DRL (Daytime Running Lights). But this time, Toyota designed the Fortuner's interior to be different from Hilux, to give a distinct character between them. Both of them shared the chassis, transmission and engine lineups, with two new diesel engine (1GD & 2GD), also 2.7L and 4.0L petrol engine was updated with Dual VVT-i. This generation Fortuner features a part-time 4WD system instead of the full-time 4WD system used in the previous generation.
All variants have ABS+EBD+Dual+Knee Airbags, Rear Parking Camera (except G Manual), Follow Me Home function (Halogen for G, LED for VRZ / SRZ), all around sensor, glove box with chiller function, Digital Auto AC, all auto power window, tilt and telescopic steering as standard. All variants have Eco-Mode and Power-Mode features to adjust throttle responses. The front brake uses 17" disc brake, whilst the rear brake uses drum brake., except in Australia where disc brakes are used all around.
|2.7||2.7 L 2TR-FE inline-4 fuel-injected petrol with Dual VVT-i||6-speed manual||120 kW (160 hp) at 5500 rpm||246 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft) at 3800 rpm|
|4.0||4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 fuel-injected petrol with Dual VVT-i||6-speed manual||207 kW (278 hp) at 5200 rpm||376 N⋅m (277 lb⋅ft) at 3700 rpm|
|2.4||2.4 L 2GD-FTV inline-4 common rail diesel with VNT||6-speed manual||111 kW (149 hp) at 3400 rpm||343 N⋅m (253 lb⋅ft) at 1400–2600 rpm|
|6-speed automatic||400 N⋅m (300 lb⋅ft) at 1600–2400 rpm|
|2.8||2.8 L 1GD-FTV inline-4 common rail diesel with VNT||6-speed manual||132 kW (177 hp) at 3400 rpm||420 N⋅m (310 lb⋅ft) at 1400–2600 rpm|
|6-speed automatic||450 N⋅m (330 lb⋅ft) at 1600–2400 rpm|
|3.0||3.0 L 1KD-FTV inline-4
common rail diesel with VNT
|5-speed automatic||122 kW (163 hp) at 3400 rpm||360 N⋅m (270 lb⋅ft) at 1800–3400 rpm|
The Toyota Fortuner went on sale in Australia in November 2015. It's sold only with 4x4, 2.8 turbodiesel with six speed manual or six speed automatic transmission. Three trim choices are available: GX, GXL and Crusade.
The second generation Toyota Fortuner was launched in India in November 2016.
The second generation Fortuner was launched on 22 January 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and was available in three types, G (Diesel, available in manual or automatic transmission, 2WD or 4WD), VRZ (Diesel, available in 2WD and 4WD, all automatic) and SRZ (the only gasoline 2WD automatic). The engine offered in Indonesian market are 2.7 L 2TR-FE Dual VVT-i gasoline engine or 2.4 L 2GD-FTV ESTEC VNT Intercooler diesel engine.
The SRZ and VRZ are claimed to be the highest trim, replacing the name TRD Sportivo. It provided more features, i.e. Power Back Door which enables user to open or close the back door electronically controlled (also includes anti pinch for safety), Daytime Running Light LED with auto-leveling, Elegant Welcome Light, LED interior lamp, power seat adjuster, head unit with air gesture, navigation, mirror link, miracast, rear seat entertainment with power supply 12 Volt, and Start-Stop Engine Button. The VRZ 4×4 exclusively added Hill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, Brake Assist, additional side and curtain airbags, and emergency brake signal. The TRD Sportivo body kits were also available as dealer installed options for the SRZ and VRZ trim, which was launched at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on 10 August 2017.
All automatic variants (including the G variant) are equipped with paddle shift which enables user to control the automatic transmission at fingertips.
The second generation Toyota Fortuner was launched in May 2016 with two variants: 2.4 VRZ AT 4×4 turbodiesel and 2.7 SRZ AT 4×4 petrol. In January 2017, both variants obtained EEV status. In September 2017, the 2.4 VRZ was rebranded to the 2.4 4×4 AT and two additional models were introduced: 2.4 VRZ 4×2 AT and 2.4 VRZ 4×4 AT.
The second generation Toyota Fortuner was launched on 25 March 2016 in Vientiane Capital with one type: 3.0V 4×4 5AT (1KD-FTV) with 5-speed automatic transmission.
It provived more features: Electric tailgate, Bi-LED headlights with LED DRL, welcome lamps, LED interior lamps, all automatic windows, driver power seat adjuster, smart keyless entry with push-start button, auto-air conditioning, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Brake Assist, 7 airbags and rear diff-lock.
Toyota Fortuner was launched again on 26 August 2017 in Lao-ITECC, Vientiane Capitial with one type: 2.8V 4×4 6AT. It change the engine from 1KD-FTV to 1GD-FTV and add some options from 1KD engine model e.g. Silver side steps, rear disc brakes, LED fog lights and drive selector.
The Toyota Fortuner went on sale in Russia in October 2017. The Fortuner sold in Russia is available only with the 2.8 turbodiesel engine, six-speed automatic gearbox and 4x4. Two trim choices are offered: Elegance and Prestige.
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