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 from the Toyota stable. It is sleek like a sedan but tough like no other SUV. It combines the comfort of luxury SUV with the all terrain capability of rugged sport utility vehicle.
From a distance, the Fortuner shares the aggressive looks of the Toyota Hilux pick-up but a closer look at the Fortuner would reveal the beautiful athletic design of the SUV that has the attributes of a high end luxury sedan with ground clearance of rugged SUV.
A genuine 4WD, designed and built to deliver excellent driving performance both on and off road, Fortuners 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 Fortuner’s rugged performance. It also helps to reduce noise and vibration from the engine and road coming into the car and 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. The roomy cabin is a multi-functional space that can be quickly re-arranged to accommodate changing combinations of people and gear. 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 a lifter on the sports style driver seat enable the driver to tailor a position of comfortable control.
Fortuner’s modern interior stands it out. The sporty three-eye optitron combination meter provides excellent visibility in varying light, while the multi-function steering wheel put every control on your finger trips. 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.
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 enable 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.
Fortunes possesses outstanding safety features including Anti-lock Brake system, airbags, crash safety body, low begin discharge headlamps, side turn signal light, etc.