2020 Toyota Fortuner comes with nifty features that should come locally

Jun 05, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Upgraded safety and new convenience features. What’s not to love?

If you’ve been following our news, then surely you know that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Fortuner has already been revealed.

Toyota has given it a more modern looking front fascia, more in the way of high-tech safety and entertainment features, as well as an upgraded diesel engine.

A picture of the 2020 Toyota Fortuner Legender variant

You've seen the red Toyota Fortuner Legender in the other article, here's a white version

But guess what folks, what really delights us about the new Toyota Fortuner is the added convenience given to us by a simple, but impactful change to how you load cargo; the motion activated automatic rear door.

The facelifted Toyota Fortuner’s more convenient rear door

If you’ve owned, rented, or driven the currently available top-of-the-line Toyota Fortuner V, then you’ll know that it also came with an automatic rear door.

That version however requires you to push a button tucked just above the license plate, or a button on the keyfob. So when you’re carrying a hefty or weirdly shaped baggage that requires both of your hands, this might be inconvenient for you.

A peek into the 2020 Toyota Fortuner from the rear door

For now though, you'll still need to hook the seats up to the sides to maximize it into a flatter cargo space

To circumvent this, the facelifted 2020 Fortuner now comes with a rear door which opens itself if you perform a kicking motion below the rear bumper. With this, there’s no need for you to put down your shopping bags.

For some who like to try doing two things at once, there’s even less risk for you to scratch up your paint while trying to push that trunk release button while carrying something with both hands.

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The upgraded touchscreen and the TSS

Apart from the motion activated rear door, the facelifted 2020 Fortuner has also been given a better touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as the T-Connect, and a smartphone wireless charging.

This means the multimedia headunit is much more convenient, to the point that you can say goodbye to your cables entirely.

A picture of the 2020 Toyota Fortuner's updated touchscreen

The upgraded touchscreen aboard the 2020 Toyota Fortuner

The facelifted 2020 Toyota Fortuner is also notable as it is the first time ever that the Toyota Safety Suite (TSS) is available in the Toyota midsize SUV. That means it now has a 360-degree camera, which vastly increases visibility for the driver.

Other very high-tech safety features included on the all-new Fortuner via TSS is a radar-guided cruise control system, lane departure alert, and an automatic emergency braking system.

A picture of the wireless charging on the new Fortuner

The facelifted Fortuner's wireless charging doing its job

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Are these going to be available in the Philippines?

As of writing this article, we do not know yet as to when the facelifted, upgraded 2020 Toyota Fortuner will be released here in the Philippines. For that matter, we also don’t know if the Philippine version will be getting these new features – for now.

However, if you want to keep tabs on the latest news about the all-new 2020 Toyota Fortuner, then keep reading here on Philkotse.com for more updates.


Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.