Though not as popular as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and RAV4 in Nigeria, the Toyota Fortuner is one of the most practical sport utility vehicles, SUV, from the Toyota stable. It combines the comfort of luxury sedan with the capability of SUV.
According to Toyota, “luxurious, advanced and dynamic, Fortuner provides fresh leadership in the SUV world.”
The Fortuner, from a distance, shares the rugged looks of Toyota Hilux pick-up, but at close look, one would see the beautiful athletic design of SUV that has one of the highest ground clearance.
A genuine 4WD, designed and built to deliver excellent driving performance both on and off road, Fortuner’s capabilities are based on a refined chassis frame, full-time 4WD system and good road clearance to tackle rough terrain.
A ‘Torsen’ LSD on the centre differential gear varies the torque distribution automatically and instantly in response to driving conditions, contributing to excellent vehicle stability.”
Also, the double wishbone front suspension and 4-link rear suspension, both coil springs, contribute to the excellent stability, control and ride comfort. The high-rigidity frame structure provides a strong platform for the Furtuner’s rugged performance.
It also helps to reduce noise and vibration from the engine and road coming into the car, thereby ensuring one of the most quiet ride in its class.
A powerful SUV, the Fortuner is powered by a 2.7 litre gasoline engine that features electronic fuel injection, EFI, which optimises fuel injection in response to driving conditions. This engine is mated to an automatic transmission for ride comfort.
Though sleek from the outside, the Fortuner boast quite very roomy interior with three rows of seats that accommodates up to seven adults comfortably. It a multi-functional space that can be quickly re-arranged to accommodate changing combinations of people and gears.
For instance, the second and third row seats can be quickly folded and stored away to create a large luggage space with room for big or long loads. Slide and recline adjustments and lifter on the sports style driver seat enable the driver to tailor a position of comfortable control.
Fortune’s modern interior stands it out. The sporty three-eye option combination meter provides excellent visibility in varying light, while the multi-fuction steering wheel put every control on your finger tips.
The steering wheel switches enable you to adjust the audio system among other functions, while multi-information display shows the status of various driving information.
Leather or fabric
A choice of leather and fabric seat is available to suit customers personal preference, while the audio system incorporates a radio, DVD player and six speakers. The USB mini-jack enables a portable music player to be connected and enjoyed over the vehicle speakers.
The powerful air conditioning system gives you control of the comfortable cabin climate.
Fortuner possesses outstanding safety features including anti-lock brake system, airbags, crash safety body, low began discharge, headlamps, side turn signal light, among others.