Manila Bulletin

Giv­ing you the con­fi­dence to lead

The new Toy­ota For­tuner raises the bar… again

- By IÑIGO S. ROCES Cars · Consumer Goods · Toyota · Toyota Motor Corporation · Toyota Motor Philippines · Philippines · CarPlay · Android · JBL Professional · Hewlett Packard · Toyota Fortuner

With all the chal­lenges that 2020 has thrown our way, it’s easy to be daunted by the tri­als that lay ahead. Yet as the lock­down has proven, it’s easy to forge ahead when you have re­li­able sup­port, be it in fam­ily or friends or a ve­hi­cle that can take you there.

Fam­ily and friends are al­ways around to lend words of en­cour­age­ment, but when it comes to ve­hi­cles, there’s only one that many Filipinos have come to de­pend on: the Toy­ota For­tuner. Since the For­tuner’s first en­try into the lo­cal mar­ket in 2005, Toy­ota Mo­tor Philip­pines (TMP) has al­ready sold over 220,000 units of this proven and re­li­able SUV. 2017’s best-sell­ing ve­hi­cle in the coun­try and the leader in its seg­ment (gain­ing 30% mar­ket share in Au­gust in the mid-sized SUV seg­ment), the For­tuner con­tin­ues to lead.

For 2020 and be­yond, Toy­ota con­tin­ues to give buy­ers a rea­son to trust the For­tuner. It’s been up­dated with im­prove­ments and fea­tures to make it a for­mi­da­ble and re­li­able SUV, whether for the city or off-road. Not only that, the im­prove­ments are de­signed to re­turn the feeling of con­fi­dence, pres­tige, and safety when be­hind the wheel.

Bolder de­sign

The new For­tuner was de­signed to stand out, with its new vari­ant — the LTD — bear­ing the bold­est new look and the most fea­tures of all. The new For­tuner LTD comes with a two-tone color, con­trast­ing its strik­ing body color with a stand­out black roof and cabin. It’s paired with a unique front and rear bumper de­sign, and ma­chine­cut 18-inch al­loy wheels exclusive to the LTD. On ei­ther side of the new bumper and grille are new split-type LED head­lamps and LED front foglamps and re­designed LED rear com­bi­na­tion lamps that fea­ture se­quen­tial turn sig­nals.

Q and V vari­ants get LED foglamps and re­designed LED rear com­bi­na­tion lamps, as well as bi-beam LED head­lamps with an LED line guide that serve as day­time run­ning lights. G vari­ants also now come with bi-beam LED head­lamps with LED DRL.

Lux­ury where it mat­ters

Get­ting in and mov­ing is much eas­ier thanks to im­prove­ments to the in­te­rior. The LTD, Q, and V grades come with smart en­try and push start sys­tem. A wel­com­ing in­te­rior awaits in the LTD with leather with ma­roon ac­cents with a front seat ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. The in­te­rior is ac­cented with gal­axy black trim and in­te­rior il­lu­mi­na­tion. The Q vari­ant gets a black leather in­te­rior com­ple­mented by a dark wood trim. The right driv­ing po­si­tion is eas­ily at­tained with eight-way power ad­justable front seats for the driver and front pas­sen­ger (LTD and Q).

Mo­ti­vat­ing your jour­ney is a cen­ter con­sole in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with an eight-inch dis­play au­dio com­pat­i­ble with Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto (LTD, Q, and V grades). The LTD is the most pam­per­ing of all with a nine­s­peaker JBL sound sys­tem. Stay­ing in touch with fam­ily is easy with a wire­less charger and rear USB charg­ers fit­ted on the LTD, Q, and V grades. There’s also au­to­matic cli­mate con­trols for front and rear zones (LTD, Q, and V).

The power to lead

Buy­ers of the For­tuner will never be left want­ing with Toy­ota’s po­tent 1GDFTV (2.8-liter diesel) en­gine pow­er­ing the new For­tuner LTD and Q vari­ants. It pro­duces an as­tound­ing 201 HP (204 Ps) max out­put and 500 Nm max torque to take on the most chal­leng­ing jour­neys.

The V and G vari­ants are fit­ted with the 2GD-FTV (2.4-liter diesel) en­gine which pro­duces 147 HP (150Ps) max out­put and 400 Nm max torque. De­signed to pro­duce torque more ef­fi­ciently, it’s been tuned to gain a 5% im­prove­ment in fuel ef­fi­ciency ver­sus

the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion For­tuner.

The en­gine’s torque can be fur­ther ad­justed to your driv­ing style with Eco and Sport driv­ing modes for LTD and Q vari­ants, and Eco and Power for V and G vari­ants.

Safety you can rely on

Eas­ily the most ex­ten­sive area of im­prove­ment is the For­tuner’s safety. Be­ing Toy­ota’s ut­most pri­or­ity, the new For­tuner LTD and Q come with Toy­ota Safety Sense (TSS). TSS is a safety suite that in­cludes smart safety sys­tems like the Pre-Col­li­sion Sys­tem, Lane De­par­ture Alert, and Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol. Us­ing an ar­ray of cam­eras, sen­sors, and pow­er­ful com­put­ing, it con­stantly mon­i­tors the road con­di­tions and warns the driver of po­ten­tial dan­gers in front, be­hind, or on ei­ther side of the car.

There’s also a Panoramic View Mon­i­tor that comes with the LTD, Q, and V vari­ants or re­verse cam­era for the G vari­ants.

Toy­ota be­lieves safety is a right, not a lux­ury. That’s why all vari­ants come with SRS airbags (seven for the LTD vari­ants), three-point ELR seat­belts, Anti-Lock Brake Sys­tem with Brake As­sist and Elec­tronic Brake­force Dis­tri­bu­tion, Ve­hi­cle Sta­bil­ity Con­trol with Trac­tion Con­trol, and Hill-Start

As­sist Con­trol. All vari­ants also come with a to­tal of six clear­ance and back sonars

Re­as­sur­ing own­er­ship

“The For­tuner has an SUV body per­fect for the Philip­pines’ flood-prone streets, an ar­ray of vari­ants in­clud­ing a fuel-ef­fi­cient diesel en­gine, a ma­cho look that sat­is­fies de­sires, and most of all, an af­ford­able price – mak­ing it an achiev­able dream.” said TMP Pres­i­dent At­suhiro Okamoto. “The new For­tuner is smarter, stronger and safer than ever with its re­freshed line-up led by the top-of-the-line pre­mium LTD grade.”

Adding even more value to the For­tuner and con­fi­dence to its buyer, ser­vice and main­te­nance of the For­tuner’s first 20,000 kilo­me­ters is now free. This en­sures buy­ers can con­fi­dently rely on their ve­hi­cle to get them through any chal­lenges even within the first few months of own­er­ship.

This year may con­tinue to throw or­deals we least ex­pect. Yet few other ve­hi­cles can re­turn pro­vide the con­fi­dence and sup­port that peo­ple need in these times to forge ahead and lead.

Start­ing at PhP 1.63M for the G MT vari­ant, the new For­tuner comes in a wide num­ber of vari­ants with au­to­matic or man­ual trans­mis­sions, 4x2 or 4x4, and a num­ber of fi­nanc­ing op­tions.

The new For­tuner is avail­able in all of TMP’s 70 deal­er­ships across the coun­try or also avail­able for safe­ly­dis­tanced view­ing in Toy­ota’s vir­tual show­room.

 ??  ?? A wire­less charg­ing tray elim­i­nates the need for wires.
A wire­less charg­ing tray elim­i­nates the need for wires.
 ??  ?? All vari­ants of the For­tuner are fit­ted with SRS airbags.
All vari­ants of the For­tuner are fit­ted with SRS airbags.
 ??  ?? The Toy­ota Safety Sense suite uses cam­eras and sen­sors to con­stantly scan road con­di­tions.
The Toy­ota Safety Sense suite uses cam­eras and sen­sors to con­stantly scan road con­di­tions.
 ??  ?? The new Toy­ota For­tuner LTD comes in a two-tone body color, split-type LED head­lamps, a unique bumper de­sign, and ma­chine-cut 18-inch wheels.
The new Toy­ota For­tuner LTD comes in a two-tone body color, split-type LED head­lamps, a unique bumper de­sign, and ma­chine-cut 18-inch wheels.

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