Toyota Fortuner Model Upgrade


In the large SUV class, Toyota has three vehicles.  The Prado is the big seller in the category and is made to be taken off road.

Second place is the Toyota Kluger which is made more for the family school run.

The third Toyota is their Fortuner which is 11th in the category.  It is made for off road at a more competitive price.

They have just upgraded the Fortuner, still with a 4 cylinder 2.8 litre turbo diesel but with increased power and torque lifting maximum outputs to 150kW and 500Nm.

They have also kept the six-speed automatic transmission, but cut fuel consumption by nearly 12 per cent on the official combined cycle: its now 7.6 litres/100kms.  The percentage improvement is even better on the urban cycle.

Priced from $49,080 up to $61,400 plus on road costs

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto