10 Apr 2017 Toyota Fortuner – An Off-road SUV with Confident Performance
The Toyota Fortuner lineup has been popular in the UAE since the first model and now has been dubbed as the car of the year in the region. This new wagon is designed to be suitable for any environment and terrain with amazing luxury and comfort inside. It comes in three trim levels; the 2017 Fortuner EXR, 2017 Fortuner VXR and 2017 Fortuner GXR.
Toyota Fortuner lineup started off in 2004 as a compact luxury SUV by the Japanese car manufacturer. It has gained much acclaim in the South Asian region as well as in the Far East Asian countries among others.
Here is a complete review of the 2017 Toyota Fortuner in terms of its highlighting factors in its exterior, interior design, performance as well as other specifications
Bold and Tough Exterior of the 2017 Toyota Fortuner
The design of the new Toyota Fortuner is described to be bold, tough and durable with its advanced ergonomics, intuitive operations and refined features that makes this the whole SUV Package for the UAE region.
With such features, it has versatility that allows the new Fortuner to travel on any type of terrain. The high ground clearance level is majorly contributed to the 18-inch alloy wheels for VXR and 17-inch alloy wheels for EXR & GXR models. There is a chrome grille between bold headlamps that adds to its confidence.
Standard-fit side steps, roof rails and front fog lights are all practical details that make journeys more convenient. They’re found alongside a chrome exhaust tip, chrome door handles and body-colored door mirrors.
In addition to this, there is a muscular front bumper and a flowing side profile with the window-line raised towards the rear, the new Toyota Fortuner is a massive step up in terms of styling, looking best in top-spec trim.
Interior of the 2017 Toyota Fortuner
Inside, it’s all about comfort and practically that wins in the interior of the new Toyota Fortuner. With a wide wheelbase of 2745 mm, it easily accommodates seven people, making it a perfect family SUV.
There are other distinct features available in this new version including leatherette surfaces for some parts of the sculpted dash, doors and even on the centre-console. Some of the worth mentioning features also include sliding front center-armrest, covered cup-holders for front passengers and automatic dual-zone a/c with ceiling-mounted rear controls and vents for second and third row passengers.
When it comes to seats, the new version has grown in size with more space for the second and third row. All the seats are moderately bolstered while the second row bench 60:40 split-folds into the floor for more cargo space. The front seatbacks even feature pockets and convenient bag-hanging hooks.
Engine Specifications of the New Fortuner
The 2017 Toyota Fortuner offers a choice of two engines; the 2.7-litre inline four-cylinder option produces 164 Horsepower and 241 Nm of torque, which is channeled to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. The unit has plenty pulling power to help you take on demanding conditions yet, if added muscle is needed, a 4.0-litre V6 can be chosen instead.
Coupled with Six-speed automatic transmission it uses 235 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque to accelerate energetically. It is recorded to go from 0 to 100 Km/h in 9.8 seconds while using the V6 engine. The top speed with 4.0-litre engine is recorded to be 187 Km/h.
Expectedly, the V6 powertrain offers good low-end torque and commendable all-round performance both on and off the tarmac, while the 4-cylinder version is the better choice for the city whilst still being capable of some moderate off-road excursions. The advantage of those extra gears is evident especially in the 2.7-litre variant of the Fortuner, both in terms of fuel efficiency and acceleration.
Technological and Safety Features
In terms of technological and safety features, the Fortuner is well equipped with all the essentials. The instrument panel inside the GXR and VXR contains a 7-inch Display Audio while the VXR has an 8-inch rear Seat Entertainment display. For infotainment, it is equipped with the 6-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming.
The steering wheel features controls for audio, navigations and other commands without removing your hands from the wheel. In order to start your Fortuner, all you need is to push the start button for a smooth engine ignition.
In terms of safety features, it has standard as well as advanced features. Some of the worth mentioning are as follows:
- SRS Driver, passenger and knee Airbags
- Electric lift gate
- Follow-me-home lighting,
- Rear parking sensors with reverse camera,
- Tyre pressure monitor,
- Anti-Theft System with Engine Immobilizer
- Child Restraint System
- Rear Fog Lamps
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Rear Center Parking Sensors
- Cruise Control
- Auto Disconnect Differential
- Rear Differential Lock
Verdict and Price of the 2017 Toyota Fortuner
Keeping the famous legacy of all the versions of Toyota Fortuner in the GCC, the 2017 version is equally popular among the car owners of the region. With its confident aura and great performance in terms of an off-roader, the 2017 Fortuner is definitely an ideal vehicle to own in the UAE.
The new Toyota SUV is available in the UAE with the starting price of AED 109,900 that goes up to AED 145,000 with every trim level and options added.
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