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Toyota Fortuner gets a new derivative

30 October 2017

Toyota South Africa has added a new automatic 4×4 Fortuner derivative to its line-up bring the total offering to nine variants.

The newcomer is the 2.4 GD-6 4×4 6AT model that delivers 110kW and 400Nm and is priced at R506 000, which is R127 500 cheaper than the next Fortuner 4×4 with an auto box and R169 600 less than the range-topping 4.0-litre V6 4×4 model, also automatic.

The four-wheel drive transmission – which includes low-range – “brings effortless off-roading at a more affordable price within the Fortuner range,” says Toyota.

The rest of the range remains the same with two specification levels and three engine variants. The 2.4 GD-6 turbodiesel and 2.7 VVTi petrol engines are offered in mid-grade trim – while the 2.8 GD-6 and 4.0 litre V6 engines are paired with the high-grade specification level.

According to Toyota, the latest addition tot he range has a a fuel economy of  8.2 litre per 100 kilometre. Boasting an 80 litre fuel tank, this equates to a range of over 900 kilometres on a single fill.

In addition to the new derivative, the Japanese manufacturer has added some additional features to some of the other models.

The 2.4 GD-6 turbodiesels and the 2.7-litre petrol model gain side and curtain airbags, in addition to the dual front airbags and driver knee airbag already featured in outgoing models.

While the 2.8 GD-6 turbodiesels and the V6 petrol model now come with an electrically operated tailgate and a 220V accessory connector. These models also have their Halogen foglamps replaced by LED so that there is now uniformity with bi-LED headlamps.

Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6MT R462 900
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT R480 900
Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 4×4 6AT (NEW) R506 000
Fortuner 2.7 VVTi RB 6AT R444 500
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB 6MT R552 900
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6MT R614 400
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 RB 6AT R571 800
Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4×4 6AT R633 500
Fortuner 4.0 V6 4×4 6AT R675 600