2018 Toyota Fortuner

Thursday, November 24th 2016. | Toyota

 2018 Toyota Fortuner is also popular as Toyota SW4 and Toyota Hilux SW4. As you know, most cars have more than a single name in different markets. This mid-size SUV has good position in Philippines, Thailand as well as India. Toyota is Japanese automaker that has been creating it and they never released it for Europe or North America. It is designed by using IMV platform. Last year, they launched the second generation and now it will come out with many innovations.

2018 Toyota Fortuner Front Angle

Exterior

Don’t expect something extreme for the improvements and modifications around 2018 Fortuner, it wouldn’t happen. The front fascia has small horizontal grille and the large air intakes will be placed in the center of the bonnet. The fog lights are supported with LED daytime running lights which are located on the sides of front bumper. Several additional colors are expected to complete the redesigned headlights.

Interior

2018 Toyota Fortuner will be equipped with high technology features such as rear parking camera, Follow Me Home function, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, all sensors, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, active traction control, brake assist, emergency brake signals, start-stop engine button and more airbags. From what we wrote here, we can see that they have big focus on the security systems.

Engine

For the current model, they provide five different engines. We think that several of them will be retained for the new 2018 Toyota Fortuner. We found no indications that the company will give new engines. The base model should get inline-four diesel 2.4 liter. Most of the engines can be paired with either six-speed manual or automatic transmission to deliver about 194 hp and about 300 lb-ft of torque maximum. The transmission option will determine the output. This engine is claimed to be the best option for greatest fuel economy in its options. Moreover, they will also add inline-four 2.8 liter that is a bit similar to the base but it offers more output which is about 177 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque maximum. Another engine is 4.0 liter fuel-injected six-cylinder to generate 278 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque with the use of Dual VVT-i for the higher trim only.

Release Date and Price

The best time to release the new 2018 Toyota Fortuner is in the last quarter of 2017 or before the end of 2017. The higher trim can be more than $55,000 but the price will be lower for the base model.