The 2021 Toyota Fortuner. Photos: paultan.org

KUCHING: UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd has announced updates for the Toyota Fortuner which will be available in early 2021 and bookings are now accepted at all authorised UMW Toyota Motor dealerships nationwide.

Toyota’s full-sized 4×4 sport utility vehicle (SUV) is assembled in Malaysia and it is available with a choice of two variants at the following prices: RM203,183.00 (Toyota Fortuner 2.8 VRZ 4×4 A/T) and RM172,244.00 (Toyota Fortuner 2.7 SRZ 4×4 A/T).

The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ is a new variant which replaces the Fortuner 2.4 VRZ which was offered previously.

The colour bronze mica metallic with a black roof will be available exclusively for this new variant which is the flagship of the range. 

The new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ comes with quad-LED headlamps with a new dynamic design housing that flank a mesh-type front grille while the foglamp, turn signal and position lamps have also been restyled, and the front as well as the rear bumpers have a new design.

The skid plate below the front end is new which emphasises the hardiness of the Fortuner and the additional distinctiveness are the roof, A-pillars, wing mirrors and roof-mounted rear spoiler with a black finished. Additionally, the corner mouldings are specially shaped for aerodynamic benefits.

For Fortuner 2.7 SRZ, the bi-beam LED headlamps also have a new sharper design along with the revised front grille and front bumper. The turn signals, position lamps and rear combination lamps have also received cosmetic changes for both variants.

The new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ and 2.7 SRZ variants are fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels.

The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ interior, which has three rows of seats, is trimmed with a new design and colour.

The new instrument panel features a revised multi information display (MID) opening animation and ambient illumination is provided to add a touch of class at night, while the key cover has been redesigned.

The instrument panel for Fortuner 2.7 SRZ has been redesigned and for enhanced usefulness, the MID has additional information for the driver.

For added comfort and convenience, the new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ and 2.7 SRZ have been fitted with LED Interior Lamps, electrochromic rearview mirror (to eliminate dazzle) and the front passenger can now easily adjust the seat with powered controls at the side.

Moreover, the Fortuner comes with comprehensive safety equipment to help the driver avoid accidents, as well as a structural design that can reduce injuries.

In line with Toyota’s efforts to reduce road accidents, the 2.8 VRZ also comes with Toyota safety sense (TSS), an integrated suite of active safety systems which make use of a camera and radar to monitor and detect other vehicles, and to take appropriate action to prevent an accident. TSS, though available in many Toyota models today, has different elements and for the latest Fortuner, it comes with pre-collision system (PCS), lane departure alert (LDA), dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC) and yaw assist function.

The proven Toyota powertrains are maintained with the availability of the new 1GD-FTV 4cylinder common rail diesel engine with a heavy-duty variable nozzle turbocharger and Intercooler. The new muscular 2.8-litre engine produces maximum power of 204 PS at 3,400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm to 2,800 rpm.

The Fortuner range comes with a five-year/unlimited mileage warranty, subject to conditions stated in the owner’s handbook.

As with all models distributed by UMW Toyota Motor, aftersales support is readily available throughout the country.