UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has formally begun taking orders for the brand new 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift, which might be supplied in two locally-assembled (CKD) variants. The vary consists of the petrol-powered 2.7 SRZ AT 4×Four that’s priced at RM172,244, whereas the diesel-powered 2.eight VRZ AT 4×Four goes for RM203,183. There’s additionally a 2.Four AT 4×4, however this might be solely be made out there in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
These costs are on-the-road excluding insurance coverage, however elements within the gross sales tax exemption that’s at present in impact till June 30, 2021. Every buy additionally comes with a regular five-year/unlimited-mileage guarantee.
In comparison with the earlier line-up, the returning 2.7 SRZ is marginally cheaper than earlier than by RM279, whereas 2.eight VRZ outright replaces the two.Four VRZ AT 4×Four supplied with the pre-facelift mannequin. The range-topper’s value is actually larger when in comparison with the two.Four VRZ, nevertheless it’s not unjustified.
Because the variant title suggests, 2.eight VRZ will get the larger-capacity 1GD-FTV 2.eight litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine additionally discovered within the latest Hilux Rogue. Rated at 204 PS at 3,400 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,600 to 2,800 rpm, the 1GD-FTV bests the earlier 2GD-FTV 2.Four litre unit that provides simply 150 PS and 400 Nm.
Highlights of the engine embody an optimised construction for the cylinder block and head gasket, with a steadiness shaft for higher NVH. The oil pump also can function in two phases for optimum stress supply, whereas a water-cooled double-pipe-type pre-EGR cooler helps to make sure optimum recirculated exhaust gasoline temperatures.
The two.eight VRZ additionally comes with variable movement management (VFC) energy steering, which helps to enhance gasoline financial system by lowering the facility steering pump’s torque utilization, switching to a standby mode when the automobile shouldn’t be being steered. Steering responsiveness might be adjusted by way of the automotive’s devoted sport mode.
In the meantime, the two.7 SRZ troopers on with the acquainted 2TR-FE 2.7 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol mill serving up 166 PS and 245 Nm. The identical is true of the two.Four AT 4×4, which is powered by the aforementioned 2GD-FTV 2.Four litre turbodiesel. All variants get a six-speed automated transmission and part-time four-wheel drive system, however the 2.7 SRZ and a pair of.eight SRZ additionally profit from a rear automated limited-slip differential.
Except for the change to a brand new engine, one other massive change for the Fortuner right here is the addition of the Toyota Security Sense (TSS) suite of methods, which embody Dynamic Radar Cruise Management (DRCC), Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Lane Departure Alert (LDA). Nevertheless, that is solely supplied with the two.eight VRZ, together with Yaw Help Operate (YAF).
For a fast run by of their features, PCS is a type of autonomous emergency braking that operates at speeds from 10 km/h to 180 km/h. Shifting on, LDA alerts the motive force by way of visible and audio cues when their automobile begins to stray from a lane, whereas DRCC is an lively cruise management system that’s out there from 30 km/h. Lastly, YAF prompts when when lane departure is detected and extra braking drive utilized to the internal wheels to direct the automobile again into the correct lane place.
Styling modifications are as per what we’ve seen on the Thai-spec Fortuner, with a brand new wavy grille that’s flanked by a pair of reshaped bi-beam LED headlamps and matching LED daytime operating lights. Across the again, the LED taillights get a extra elegant lighting signature in comparison with the horizontal traces beforehand used.
These revisions are for the two.7 SRZ and a pair of.Four AT 4×4, as the two.eight VRZ (pictured right here) is the one one which will get the sportier Legender face. Standout cues embody a slimmer higher grille and a big “mouth,” each carrying a mesh-style insert. Sharper however smaller cutouts for the fog lamps additionally adorn the entrance fascia, together with sharper, quad-element LED headlamps with a segmented DRL structure.
Extra variations might be seen round again, as the two.eight VRZ’s rear bumper options L-shaped parts on the edges in comparison with the easier, horizontal trim on the petrol variants. For additional distinctiveness, the roof, A-pillars, facet mirror caps and roof spoiler are completed in black. A set of 18-inch alloy wheel are commonplace throughout the vary.
As for the inside, the acquainted Fortuner dashboard design is carried over, with reworked designs and hues for the seat upholstery and trimmings. The multi-info show within the instrument cluster in addition to the touchscreen head unit (with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay assist), get a brand new look too.
Obtainable tools consists of automated air-conditioning with rear vents, LED inside lamps, an ambient lighting system, an electrochromic rear-view mirror, UMWT’s Automobile Telematics System (VTS) and facet controls for the entrance passenger seat.
Color choices supplied for the whole vary embody Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Phantom Brown Metallic and Perspective Black Mica. The monotone colors of Bronze Mica Metallic and Tremendous White II can be found for the non-diesel variants, however with the two.eight VRZ, these can solely be ordered with an accompanying black roof as per its unique two-tone theme.
On the point out of choices, UMWT can also be providing a variety of non-compulsory Tech-Up equipment, together with a rear digital video recorder (RM350), a wi-fi charger within the entrance armrest storage cubby (RM490), a kick sensor for the powered tailgate (RM750) and a ceiling-mounted monitor (RM2,990).