2018 Toyota Fortuner Specs and Release Date

The new 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be a stylish and up to date SUV according to the presented design. Since the first generation of the Fortuner series was launched back in 2005, the automobile has gained popularity with time and has had many improvements made on it. It will be unique in comparison to other SUVs due to its sharp and edgy outward design. Modern technology will form the basis of general improvements on the 2018 Toyota Fortuner, making it desirable to many. It will undoubtedly stage a stiff competition to other in the global market upon release.

2018 Toyota Fortuner front view

2018 Toyota Fortuner – Modernized Look

Despite notable similarities to its predecessor, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be bigger and wider. It will have an intimidating front fascia, which appears to be slightly tapered, with its nose seeming lower. The front grille will retain its 2-bar structure, with sharp headlights on both ends. The new LED technology will be used to make these lights for increased brightness but a low energy consumption rate. Below the grille will be a massive bumper hosting round fog lights on both sides.

The air inlets will be shifted to the bonnet part from the bumper as in its previous design. Lightweight aluminum, steel and carbon fiber material will be used to make the body, a feature that will help reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. The taillights will be redesigned and will also host LED fittings. Its exhaust tips will be separated to see a dual structure. The SUV will ride on 18-inch thick tires, increasing stability and grip on the road.

Spacious Cabin

The cabin of the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will be spacious to accommodate up to seven passengers comfortably. Leather upholstery will cover the seats, power steering wheel, and inner door parts. This new generation will also receive a new dashboard design and an improved infotainment system. Furthermore, up to date features will include an automatic climate control, heated front and back seats, an efficient ventilation system, a quality HD audio system and a sunroof. For ease in driving, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will also feature an electronic braking system, a lane departure warning mechanism, a rearview camera with parking aids, a tire pressure monitor, pedestrian detection, a forward collision detection system and an adaptive cruise control system. Safety belts and airbags will ensure safety to the passengers.

2018 Toyota Fortuner interior

Under the Hood

Under the hood, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner will have few engine variants. The base version will be a 2.4-liter engine producing 149 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. This variant will be joined to a six-speed manual transmission gearbox, with an optional 9-speed automatic transmission system. The base layout will be a front-wheel drive, with an optional all-wheel drive wheel connection.

2018 Toyota Fortuner side

Market Release, Cost and Rival

Finally, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner is expected to hit the market towards the end of 2017. The base trim will cost $45,000, with better trims varying up to $55,000. The main competitor will be Ford Endeavour.

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