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11.03.2015

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review. With a choice of three variants, the Fortuner will be launched Ford Everest players just launched and established as Isuzu MU - X, Holden Colorado 7 and Mitsubishi Challenger.

Toyota Fortuner offers off-road credentials are impressive, with the benefit of thousands kilometres of local engineering and testing, as well as the team that Toyota has been involved in many local engineering design, testing of Fortuner.

The launch of seven-seater Fortuner in Australia with a record of three levels: the GX to entry-level $47,990, mid-tier $52,990 GXL and the crusade $ 59,990 lighthouse. All models offer a four wheel drive switchable and is equipped with a manual transmission six-speed, as well as the option of an automatic transmission six-speed for an additional of $2000.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

While Toyota hopes to sell finally 17000 units per year, the arm of the Australia has allocated only 6000 units until 2016, which means that it can be a car with substantial waiting lists.

According to Toyota, the Fortuner will be sitting alongside under Prado and Kluger. Toyota will market as an alternative to diesel Kluger hopes will attract visitors who would have otherwise been elsewhere.

While it can look great from the outside, the Fortuner is really short and narrower than the Prado and Kluger. Although the exterior of the size of the deficit, loading on volume and flexibility capacity. With a third line in place, there are 200 liters of cargo volume in the offer (the roof). Brings back to manual control on GX and GXL variants, during the crusade of top-spec for backdoor engine.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Space increased to L 716 with the third row folded and opens at 1080 L impresses with second row folded and fell out of the way. To put in perspective, Kluger offers 529L volume, while the Prado 742 L available.

Fortuner beat both because with 3000kg, put towing in automatic and manual for 2800kg capacity - more than 2000 and 2500kg for the Prado and Kluger, respectively.

Inside the cab, Toyota tried to distinguish the donor vehicle HiLux Fortuner. Although only share advancing from column B with the HiLux, Interior and rear car is unique for Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Premium and high quality materials should be and finished set of Fortuner also HILux (except a bit of trim that appeared suddenly in the door on the passenger side). Leather look facts highlights on the top-spec model crusade made feel more like a Prado of an SUV comes from a utility vehicle.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review

Useful features such as the compartment air conditioned drinks and grab handles in the B-pillars to the flexible package Fortuner, make little passengers. That versatility extends to AIR vents conditioning for three ranks, hooks 4kg bag on the back of the front seat and 3 Sockets 12V (other than 100W,) taken electric 220V to model the crusade.

Leg and the margin in the second line is surprisingly good. We were able to fit three adults follow behind with a compression, but two with comfort. The third line is really just for children than adults.

Access to the third row comes courtesy of 60/40-split-folding 2nd-row folding armrest and cupholders. The second line contains both ISOFIX and three top tether hooks, with roof mounted the seat belts for passengers.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review


Supported exclusively by diesel engines to four-cylinder 2.8 liter turbocharged, 130 kW generating capacity and Fortuner 450 nm of torque (when coupled to an automatic six-speed, or 420Nm with six-speed manual), consumption of 9.2 L / 100 km and 7.8 L / 100 km for the manual and automatic.

We leave from Port Augusta for an incredible journey through the chain of Flinders Ranges and back through in Melbourne, get time behind the wheel of each variant along the road next to some fairly serious four-wheel drive.

Toyota Fortuner GXL Review


Fortuner engineering is done all over the world, including Toyota in Anglesea testing facilities, Victoria. Local engineering technical center Toyota has also developed the wiring harness, the elements of the body and is very involved in helping with travel and handling.

We had the chance to test the challenging course found Fortuner four-wheel drive, on hundreds of kilometres and more than 1000 km from the different highway road roads rutted and bumpy land, then it is one of the most comprehensive review that you read on the Fortuner.

Let's start with probably the most important aspect: off-road capability Fortuner. Built on the HiLux body on the frame pads, equipment Fortuner designed

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