In a galaxy far, far away, where adventure and exploration reign supreme, a new vehicle has emerged, ready to take on the challenge.
Meet the all-new Fortuner, the latest addition to the Toyota family. With its sleek, modern design and advanced features, the Fortuner is the perfect companion for any explorer on a daring mission to discover new worlds and push the limits of what is possible.
Inspired by the pioneers of space exploration, this SUV is designed to be the ultimate vehicle for adventurers looking to explore the unknown. From cross-continent trekking to cross-axle crawling manoeuvres, the Fortuner’s impressive 4×4 capabilities make it the perfect vehicle for those who want to go further and do more.
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Tried & Tested Powerful “GD” Engine Range
The Fortuner’s powerful four-cylinder, 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine produces 150 kW of power @ 3400 r/min and 500 Nm of torque @ 1600-2800 r/min, providing maximum tractability across a broad range of revs that’s tailor-made for touring or towing.
The 2.8 range is exclusively available with the six-speed automatic paddle-shift transmission, which is optimized with a balance shaft to reduce booming and vibrations under idling and accelerating.
If you prefer a manual transmission, the 2.4-liter engine is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, developing 110 kW of power @ 3400 r/min and 400 Nm of torque @ 1600-2000 r/min. Both models have a high-efficiency turbocharger and intercooler that delivers exceptional fuel economy under all driving conditions.
The Style Department
But the Fortuner is not just about performance. It’s also a vehicle that has been designed to make a statement on the road. The vehicle’s modern elegance shines through with newly designed automatic-levelling LED headlamps, colour-coded bumpers, and LED-powered rear lights and fog lamps. And for ultimate exclusivity, 2.8l models can be ordered in a special bi-tone Platinum White Pearl.
The interior of the Fortuner is just as impressive as its exterior. The leather seats are now trimmed in a stately black-and-maroon colour combination, and the driver and front passenger seats are heated and electrically adjustable.
Practicality comes standard with access from the second to the third row of seats made easy with a one-touch mechanism, and ISOFIX child seat anchors on either side of the second row add to its functionality. All models are fitted with split front/rear air conditioning, which is automatically controlled in the 2.8l models.
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“Radar” Powered Safety
The Fortuner VX model also features next-generation Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that uses a radar to scan the road ahead up to ten times per second. This feature allows the vehicle to match the speed of the vehicle in front of it and automatically maintain one of four pre-set distances. It can even slow down to a complete stop if necessary and accelerate again thereafter with no intervention needed from the driver.
Other Safety and Security Technologies
The Fortuner comes with advanced security features such as smart entry, wireless door locking, intrusion sensor, alarm, immobilizer, and ultrasonic glass breaking sensor. Doors will automatically lock upon pull-away at certain speeds. The vehicle also features driver assistance technologies, including blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Model Line-up (March 2023)
New Toyota Fortuner 2.4GD-6 R/B
Price: R 653 500
New Toyota Fortuner 2.4GD-6 R/B A/T
Price: R 677 500
New Toyota Fortuner 2.4GD-6 4X4 A/T
Price: R 709 800
New Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 R/B A/T
Price: R 794 600
New Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 VX A/T
Price: R 837 800
New Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 4X4 A/T
Price: R 873 500
New Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4X4 VX A/T
Price: R 915 400
As always, the Fortuner’s body-on-frame IMV platform gives it the uncanny ability to float over gravel & dirt roads
Ane Theron, Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 VX Review, AutoTrader
There you have it – the latest 2023 edition of arguably South Africa’s favourite SUV. We hope you enjoyed our review and photos of the new Fortuner. There’s a walkaround video below if you need a closer look at the popular Toyota. And when you’re ready, simply visit our Fortuner enquiry page here and let us know how Durban South Toyota can assist!