Toyota vehicles are so ubiquitous around the world, it’s not difficult to find them with some pretty outrageous accessories. There’s a machine gun mounted on the cargo bed of a Hilux used by insurgents and militias, or a pie oven included in the back of a HiAce that’s intended as an April Fool’s joke.
Have you ever seen a Toyota FORTUNER with a Toilet
What if you missed the last remaining bathroom stop halfway through a 12-hour drive and desperately need a release? One Toyota Fortuner has the answer, and it’s likely to stretch the idea of comfort as far as it could go.
YouTube channel Revokid Vlogs recently posted a video of a standard-looking Fortuner in the Sigma 4 trim level, which is the range-topping variant sold in Pakistan. That means it’s loaded with the usual enhancements including Bi-LED headlamps, all-terrain tires, automatic tailgate, cooled glove box, 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, and four-wheel-drive.
It certainly looks like a standard Fortuner at first glance [Image: Revokid Vlogs]
It does add one feature you won’t find in the sales brochure: a built-in toilet, bolted in place of the rightmost third-row seat. The metal enclosure takes up half of the entire cargo bay at the back. Opening a door behind second-row jump seat reveals an actual toilet bowl, complete with textured floor matting and a bidet attachment to boot.
There's an onboard toilet on the third row, complete with bowl and bidet [Image: Revokid Vlogs]
India-based aftermarket shop OJES Automobiles was responsible for the mad mod, and the headroom is already tight enough without closing the door for privacy. Oddly enough, it also leaves the stock seatbelt intact, and we hope buyers won’t take it as a sign that they can do their business while the vehicle is in motion. One hard brake by the driver before the user gets the chance to flush and, well, let’s just say it won’t be a pretty sight.
We presume that the installation includes a reservoir for the water and a septic tank for the waste, although these are not readily apparent looking at the vehicle from outside, which makes the feature even more impressive. The added weight didn’t seem to be an issue either for both the engine and the suspension, as the Fortuner was able to drive away with ease at the end of the video.
The enclosure takes up half the third row and cargo bay [Image: Revokid Vlogs]
Think of it as one way of avoiding an unfortunate incident in your Fortuner, especially for those having trouble holding it in during traffic jams (not that you should be doing it often, anyway). It proves that Toyota can be top of mind not only when it comes to number one, but number two as well.
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Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2021
The Fortuner by global auto giant Toyota is one of the best-selling midsize SUVs 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. And in 2020, Toyota Motor Philippines launched the new Fortuner facelifted which showcases a more aggressive SUV appeal. It still shares the same Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform as the Hilux and Innova. The new model is offering a wide array of variants to market to various car consumers. These variants include the base G, V, Q, and top-of-the-line LTD variant which comes with a more distinct styling. The sky's the limit for Toyota's entry to the local midsize SUV segment as it remains to be a top choice among Filipino car buyers when considering a reliable, rugged, and family 7-seater vehicle. As for pricing, the G variant with a 4x2 drivetrain and manual transmission starts at Php 1,633,000 and goes up to the new LTD variant with a 4x4 drivetrain and automatic transmission (excluding the White Pearl body paint option).
Joseph Paolo Estabillo