Toyota has announced the Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner. The 2016 Fortuner is available in three trim levels – GX, GXL and Crusade. The base GX trim level is priced at AU$47,990 (excluding taxes), the GXL comes at AU$52,990 with the top-end Crusade costing AU$59,990. All trim levels come with the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission at an extra cost of AU$2,000.
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner has dimensions of 4,795 mm, 1,855 mm and 1,790 in length, width and height respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm and offers seating for seven people. The SUV has a ground clearance of 279 mm and a braked towing capacity of 3,000 kg when equipped with manual transmission, and 2,800 kg with the automatic transmission. Off-road credentials are conveyed by the impressive water-wading depth of 700 mm and approach and departure angles of 30 and 25 degrees respectively.
The seating layout is in 2-3-2 configuration. The second row seats offer a 60/40 split with one-touch slide and tumble feature while the third row gets side-stowable 50/50 split seats. The luggage capacity of the Fortuner ranges from 200 to 1,080 litres depending on the configuration of the seats.
Standard equipment includes durable fabric seat-coverings with contrast stitching; projector-style headlamps; LED tail-lamps; an air-conditioned cool box; air-conditioning with rear vents; cruise control; 7-inch display for audio system with six speakers and Toyota Link having Bluetooth, USB and AUX support; three 12V accessory sockets; multi-function steering wheel with controls for audio and telephony; eco and power drive modes as well as a multi-information display (MID) in the instrument cluster.
Providing power to the Fortuner is a 2.8-litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine that generates 130 kW (174 hp) of peak power and maximum torque of 450 Nm with the 6-speed automatic transmission or 420 Nm with the 6-speed manual transmission. The combined fuel economy of the Fortuner is 12.82 km/l when equipped with the manual transmission and 11.62 km/l when equipped the automatic transmissions. CO2 emissions figures are marked 205 g/km and 228 g/km for the manual transmission- and automatic transmission-equipped models respectively.
The mid-range GXL trim levels apart from the features available in the GX, adds 17-inch alloy wheels (GX has 17-inch steel wheels), keyless smart entry and start, roof rails, reverse parking sensors, fog lamps, colour MID, privacy glass and downhill assist control.
Top-end Crusade trim level adds a leather-accented interior (available in fawn or dark brown), satellite navigation, power tailgate, automatic climate control, bi-LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, 220V socket and a power-operated driver’s seat.
The all-new Fortuner is equipped with a number of safety and assistance systems as standard, including active traction control, reversing camera, seven airbags, trailer sway control and hill-start assist control. Child safety is taken care of by three top-tether anchors and two ISOFIX child-seat mounts.
Further information can be obtained from the exhaustive press release embedded below.