The Toyota Fortuner is a midsize SUV manufactured by Toyota based on the Hilux pickup truck platform. It was first launched in December 2004 with four engine options, two petrol and two diesel, and the option of RWD or 4WD configuration. The first-generation Fortuner also had 5-speed manual transmission and a 4 or 5-speed automatic transmission.
In 2008, the first-generation Toyota Fortuner received its first facelift with more features such as projector headlamps, new rear lights, and Bluetooth connectivity. The second facelift arrived in 2011, with a new fender, hood, grille, headlamps, tail lamps, bumper, and fog light housing.
The first-generation Fortuner was launched in Pakistan in February 2013, initially offered in two trims, Fortuner 2.7 VVT-i and TRD Sportivo, both with the 2.7-litre 2TR-FE engine.
In 2015, the second-generation Toyota Fortuner was launched, featuring a new ‘keen look’ design language distinct from the Hilux. It came with modern features such as ABS, EBD, dual airbags plus knee airbags, follow me home light function, all-around sensor, glove box with chiller function, digital automatic climate control, all auto power windows along with tilt and telescopic steering wheel as standard.
The second-generation Fortuner Facelift was launched in September 2016 with a petrol variant. In late 2017, Toyota Indus introduced the Sigma 4 variant of the Fortuner, powered by the 2.8 liter diesel engine, with more features over the petrol variant, such as power back door, rear disc brakes, and others. In January 2020, Toyota Indus also launched the G trim as the base petrol model of the Fortuner.
Currently, there are three variants of Fortuner in Pakistan, including Fortuner 2.8 Sigma 4, Fortuner 2.7 V, and Fortuner 2.7 G. The Fortuner remains a popular SUV in Pakistan, offering a blend of modern features and powerful performance.
Toyota Fortuner 2023 Exterior
The Toyota Fortuner 2nd Generation Facelift has a fierce design with a dominant pontoon-shaped bumper accompanied by an enlarged grille. The distinctive headlights are coupled with the sharply designed daytime running lights (DRLs). The turn signal/position lamp has been separated from the headlamp and is accompanied by fog lamps.The side mirrors are color-coded, auto-folding, electrically operated and house side indicators. The rear of the car has a purposeful spoiler with a high mount stop lamp. The Sigma 4 and 2.7 V variants have LED type rear lamps, while the G trim has standard rear lamps.
Toyota Fortuner 2023 Interior
The leather-wrapped interior of the Toyota Fortuner 2nd Generation Facelift is luxurious and beyond comfortable. The interior of the Fortuner Sigma 4 and Fortuner V has a chamois and black combination, while the G trim comes with a full black interior. The high resolution 4.2-inch TFT display provides the driver with vehicle information such as digital speed display, the chosen driving mode (ECO or sport), status of tailgate, wheel alignment indication, external temperature reading and other trip related details. The new Fortuner comes with push button start/stop technology and supports smart entry with a smart key that also has a panic button. Illuminated entry is a standard feature in all the trims of Forthuner. The leather-wrapped steering wheel has the feature of tilt and telescopic adjustment. The hydraulic power steering comes with fingertips controls for accessing audio, calls, VR and MID premium. The center fascia houses a 8.95-inch capacitive display that supports ApplePlay and Android Auto. The infotainment system provides access to bluetooth, screen mirroring, voice recognition, USB, mic, and Wifi ready. 6 speakers provide a good audio experience in the car. Toyota Fortuner is also packed with safety features such as vehicle stability control with Hill start assist control and traction system control in the G trim while the Sigma 4 and V trim have additional features of active traction control, downhill assist control and limited-slip differential system. All the trims have drive start control, tyre-turning angle information, emergency brake signal, light reminder,shift-lock system, anti-theft system, and anti-lock braking system. The Sigma 4 trim exclusively has engine oil leveling warning as well. Front dual airbags and knee airbags are also available for the front passengers.
Toyota Fortuner Engine
In Pakistan, the Toyota Fortuner 2nd Generation Facelift comes with two engine options. The 2.7 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Chain Drive with Dual VVTi Engine(Petrol) is 2694cc. It generates a maximum power of 122/5200 kW/rpm at a torque of 245/4000 Nm/rpm. The other engine is a 2.8 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Engine with Intercooler (Diesel) of 2755cc. It generates a maximum power of 150/3000-3400 kW/rpm at a torque of 500/1600-2800 Nm/rpm.
Toyota Fortuner 2023 Mileage
The current-year Toyota Fortuner boasts several noteworthy mileage attributes. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 80 liters, allowing for ample fuel storage. In terms of mileage, the Fortuner achieves approximately 9 kilometers per liter in city driving conditions. On the highway, it provides a slightly higher mileage of 11 kilometers per liter. These mileage figures contribute to the overall efficiency and performance of the Toyota Fortuner, making it a popular choice for those seeking both power and fuel economy.
Fortuner Ride & Handling
The Toyota Fortuner offers a luxurious experience for both short and long rides, ensuring comfort for its passengers. Its 4x4 system enables it to excel in off-roading, smoothly navigating through slippery terrains. With sufficient ground clearance and an impressive power-to-weight ratio, the Fortuner becomes an ideal companion for off-road adventures.Thanks to its Active traction control system, the Fortuner maintains a strong grip and can deliver maximum torque when needed. However, despite its off-road prowess, the car's ride quality falls short in certain aspects. It struggles to effectively absorb shocks, leading to a somewhat poor ride experience. Driving over potholes can result in a jerky and uncomfortable ride for occupants, which may be a drawback for those seeking a smoother journey.
Toyota Fortuner Maintenance
Like the other Toyota vehicles, Fortuner 2023 is also not so high maintenance. The company provides a minimum of 3 year warranty and Fortuner’s auto parts are also easily available making its maintenance more convenient.
Fortuner 2023 Specs
2.7 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Chain Drive with Dual VVTi Engine(Petrol)
2.8 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Engine with Intercooler(Diesel)
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Fortuner Competitors 2023
There is no direct competitor of the vehicle in Pakistan, as in this particular price range, there is no brand new SUV being offered. However, one can say that Toyota Prado in used conditions is a competitor of Fortuner.