The Toyota Fortuner is undoubtedly one of the best midsize SUVs you can get in the local market due to its power, size, and reliability. Since the introduction of the Fortuner in the country in 2005, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has already sold over 220,000 units of it. Moreover, the Toyota Fortuner ranked the fourth best-selling vehicle in 2019 with 19,865 units sold, besting other SUVs in the local market.
The Fortuner is a 7-seater midsize SUV that rivals against the likes of the Ford Everest, Nissan Terra, and Isuzu mu-X. As for the 2021 model, the Toyota Fortuner even got better highlighted by the new and sophisticated looking LTD variants. TMP also offers the base G variants and the Q and V mid variants.
With the new updates, one can expect that the Toyota Fortuner can further improve its market share in its segment. If you are planning to get the 2021 Fortuner, read on to find out which variant best suits you.
Toyota Fortuner Variants: Exterior
The new Fortuner LTD variant is the best looking version of the SUV to date. It comes with a more elegant and sleeker design features that will instantly set the Fortuner on the road.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner LTD variant
The LTD variants include features such as a sportier front and rear bumper design, machine-cut 18-inch alloy wheels, split-type LED headlamps and LED front foglamps, sequential turn signal lamps, and redesigned LED rear combination lamps. The 2021 Fortuner LTD also comes with a two-tone exterior paint.
On the other hand, the Q and V mid variants are fitted with bi-beam LED headlights instead of the split-type version seen on the LTD trim. The Q and V variants also get LED daytime running lights, and LED fog lamps. The entry-level G Fortuner variant is also equipped with bi-beam LED headlights that are similar to the one fitted on the Q and V trims. However, the G variant doesn’t come with a fog lamp.
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Toyota Fortuner Variants: Interior
All variants except the base G variants are installed with Smart Entry and Push Start System. For a premium interior feel, the LTD variants are the best option to start with. These top-spec variants come with leather interior with maroon accents, as well as galaxy black trim and interior illumination. The Q variant also gets the classy black leather interior complemented by a dark wood trim.
The black galaxy trim is available on LTD variants only
You can control your Toyota Fortuner with various modes, namely Eco and Sport for the LTD and Q variants, and Eco and Power for V and G variants. Moreover, the LTD, Q, and V variants are equipped with an 8-inch multimedia infotainment system, while the base G variant is equipped with a 7-inch display audio. Of note, all variants of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Wireless charger and rear USB chargers are available on the LTD, Q, and V variants. Exclusive to the LTD Fortuner variant is the 9-speaker JBL sound system and the front-seat ventilation system.
Toyota Fortuner Variants: Engine & Performance
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is offered with two diesel engine options. As a side note, TMP is not offering any gasoline model for the new Fortuner. As such, the first diesel engine option is a 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV engine found on the LTD and Q variants. This engine is capable of producing 201 horsepower and a whopping 500 Nm of torque.
The Q and LTD variants almost have the same features except for design
The other engine option is a smaller 2.4-liter 2GD –FTV engine found on the V and G variants. This engine is capable of generating 147 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. As compared to the outgoing model, the new 2GD-FTV engine offers a 5 percent improvement in terms of fuel efficiency, according to TMP.
All variants of the 2021 Fortuner come with a six-speed automatic transmission except for the entry-level G variant that has a six-speed manual.
Toyota Fortuner Variants: Safety
The Fortuner LTD variants are equipped with seven SRS airbags. Other standard safety features that are integrated across the range are the following: 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, the anti-lock braking system with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), front and rear sensors, vehicle stability control with traction control, and hill-start assist control.
Wireless charging is available on the LTD, Q, and V variants
In addition, the LTD, Q, and V variants feature a panoramic view monitor while the G trim comes with a reverse camera. Of note, the LTD and Q variants come with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technology. The said tech includes safety features such as a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control.
Toyota Fortuner Variants: Pricing
Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 G MT
Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 G AT
Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 V AT
Toyota Fortuner 2.4L 4x2 V AT Pearl
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 Q AT
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 Q AT Pearl
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 LTD AT 2-Tone
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x2 LTD AT WP 2-Tone
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x4 LTD AT 2-Tone
Toyota Fortuner 2.8L 4x4 LTD AT WP 2-Tone
Toyota Fortuner Variants: Conclusion
Despite the reign of the Fortuner in the local market, TMP never stopped to find ways to further improve its 7-seater midsize SUV. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is bringing in more power, finer styling, a more elegant feel, and a better overall SUV experience.
If you are on a budget, the base Fortuner G variant can be the best option for you. As an entry-level variant, the Fortuner G still comes with notable features such as an engine that can produce 400 Nm of torque. It also has a 7-inch touchscreen, numerous safety features, and LED exterior lightings. Moreover, this is the only variant of the 2021 Fortuner that comes with a manual transmission. So, if you’re a fan of the three-pedal party, the G Fortuner trim best suits you.
The base Fortuner G variant finished in grey metallic
However, if you want to be one of the first people in the country to get their hands on the newest variant TMP has to offer, you can go for the LTD variants.
Needless to say, the LTD variant is the best looking Fortuner variant in its 15-year run in the country thanks to its improved styling that hosts a sportier and sleeker look. Aside from the looks, the 2021 Fortuner LTD is packed with safety features thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense tech.
Lastly, if you don’t prefer the two-tone exterior paint of the top-spec Fortuner LTD, there are the Q and V variants for you to choose from.
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Know more about Toyota Fortuner
The Toyota Fortuner is one of the best selling midsize SUV in the Philippines. This midsize SUV has been driven on the country’s highways since the early 2000s. It became a household name because of its rugged platform, strong brand support, and tested durability. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner has topped the sales chart consistently, not only in the midsize SUV segment but also for the entire automotive industry in the country. The Toyota Fortuner shares the same IMV platform with the Innova and Hilux. Aside from the platform, the three models also share the same engine options but with different outputs. The current version of the Japanese SUV is sleeker compared to the model it replaces – making it a popular choice for car buyers. The cabin of the Toyota Fortuner can accommodate seven people. The third-row seat can be folded to the side to provide more cargo space. Ingress is smooth and easy with Smart Entry and Push Start System for LTD, Q, and V grades. The LTD variant features an elegant interior in leather with maroon accents, as well as galaxy black trim and interior illumination which adds to the sophisticated interior look of the vehicle. The Q variant also gets the classy black leather interior complemented by dark wood trim. The new Toyota Fortuner range is headlined by the new LTD variant in 4x4 and 4x2 which comes in an exclusive design, followed by Q and V variants in automatic transmission, and the G variant available in AT and MT.
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