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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The facelifted Fortuner's wireless charging doing its job
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.
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.
Cesar G.B. Miguel
Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.
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