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Fortuner makes a brash comeback!

It dates back as far as 1984, when a midsize SUV called the Hilux Surf was introduced and sold to selected markets, including Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Brash. The all brand new Fortuner is back!

Two decades later, a much more refined design with similar underpinnings to the Hilux Surf was introduced as the Toyota Fortuner to more than 110 markets in 2005.

The first-generation Fortuner was launched in 2006 in South Africa and soon became the SUV of choice for bush and urban lifestyle enthusiasts alike.

“The new Fortuner has a long, wider stance versus the outgoing model, and its capabilities to adapt into every environment like a chameleon have been reinforced,” says Calvyn Hamman, sales and marketing Senior Vice president of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM).

“It can transform seamlessly from a sophisticated urban warrior to a fierce bush conqueror.”

The peace of mind that the new Fortuner offers is reflected in the following elements that distinguish its positioning in the competitive midsize SUV market:

*New-era diesel engines and power train

Improved performance
New 6-speed manual and auto transmissions

On- and off-road capabilities

*New-era frame and suspension

4WD electric switch (4×4 models)
Active Traction Control
Hill-start Assist Control
Downhill Assist Control (4×4 models)

*Increased levels of comfort

Improved ride and comfort
Reduced NVH
Premium feel

*Improved tech

Smart entry
Power back door (4.0 V6)
7″ touchscreen audio (selected models)

*Enhanced versatility

Ample storage space
Full 7-seater
One-touch seat stowage 2ndand 3rd row

*Safety and security

New-driver knee airbag
Speed-sensing auto door lock
New anti-theft system
ISOFIX
Trailer Sway Control

Retail pricing for the new Fortuner is as follows:

2.4 GD-6 Raised Body Manual: R436 400

2.4 GD-6 Raised Body Automatic: R453 400

2.7 VVT-i Raised Body Automatic: R429 400

2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Manual: R513 400

2.8 GD-6 4×4 Manual: R571 400

2.8 GD-6 Raised Body Automatic: R531 400

2.8 GD-6 4×4 Automatic: R589 400

4.0 V6 4×4 Automatic: R633 400

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