Toyota PH adds tech, implements price increase to MY 2022 Fortuner

Updated Nov 05, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Toyota Motor Philippines wants to keep the model fresh. 

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has had the second-generation Fortuner since 2016. While the midsize SUV is certainly no slouch in the market, the carmaker doesn’t believe in resting on its laurels, especially in the hotly contested midsize SUV category. 

Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Motor Philippines is keen on maintaining its position as the market leader by bolstering the Fortuner's features

That said, it might sound counterproductive for TMP to release adjusted (read: higher) prices for its Fortuner range, specifically the Q and LTD trim levels. As a report by Carguide.ph explains, this comes on account of added on-board tech which should enhance the customer experience, especially with reports of the Fortuner GR Sport arriving to the local market soon.  

Dual-zone front climate control makes an appearance for both the Q and LTD grades, enabling the driver and front passenger to have separate temperature settings for individual comfort. The feature is also available on the V variant, which maintains its current price tag.

Toyota Fortuner head unit

The current climate control unit will be upgraded to have dual-zone settings for front occupants

A power tailgate with bumper-mounted sensor will now be standard on the LTD, giving owners a helping hand (or foot) when opening the rear hatch while their hands are occupied with groceries or luggage. Users should get a ‘kick’ out of this feature. 

Acknowledging that Fortuner users keep up with the latest mobile gadgets, the Fortuner LTD offers USB Type-C charging ports for rear occupants. This will shorten charging times for passengers even on long journeys. 

Toyota Fortuner tailgate

Users will be able to open the tailgate even with their hands full

The LTD variant will also get updates to its Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver-assist technologies, with the addition of Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitor, the latter complementing the 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor camera array.           

As mentioned, the base G and mid-range V trims retain their respective prices, while the Q and LTD come with added premiums for the new amenities: 

  • Toyota Fortuner Q 2.8 4x2 AT – Php 2,018,000
  • Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x2 AT – Php 2,280,000
  • Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT – Php 2,440,000  

If the Fortuner’s new features pique your interest, you can find out more from your nearest Toyota dealer. 

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Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2021

Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner 2021 sold in our market spans six five trim levels and 11 variants. Toyota Fortuner prices in the Philippines range from PHP 1,633,000 for the Fortuner G 2.4 M/T to PHP 2,509,000 for the flagship GR Sport 2.8 A/T. This midsize SUV spans two turbodiesel options, with most of the range equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox (6-speed manual for the base variant) as well as a 4x2 drivetrain (4x4 is available on the LTD trim and is standard on the GR Sport). The Fortuner brings a length of 4,795mm, a width of 1,855mm, and a height of 1,835mm on a 2,745mm wheelbase. 

The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 19,683 for the G 2.4 4x2, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. As a contender in the midsize SUV segment, the Toyota Fortuner faces off against a slew of rivals including the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, Isuzu mu-X, and Foton Toplander. 
 

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Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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