The 2019 Toyota Fortuner is an refreshed SUV that is based on the new version of Hilux pickup model. The exterior is great looking and the interior offers seven-seat layout. The upcoming Fortuner is powered by the same turbodiesel drivetrain that can be found under the hood of Hilux.
The result of the newest upgrades is a better fuel efficiency and more aerodynamic look. Toyota’ fresh SUV will hit the markets in the near future and it will offer three trim levels.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Exterior Updates
The all-new 2019 Toyota Fortuner comes with a rugged look. At the front, the angular grille carries more chrome materials than the outgoing model, the ground clearance is taller and beltline is higher. Side suffered a few changes as well. The kink in the window line looks interesting and some nice lines are running through the flanks.
At the rear end, slightly more chrome accenting is between the visually interesting taillights. The step bumper will now provide easier access to the roof and cargo area. This model measure 188.77 Inches in Length, 73.03 Inches in Width, 72.24 Inches in Height and 108.07 Inches in Wheelbase.
The Fortuner is available with both 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels. Higher trim levels are offering reverse parking sensors, roof rack, and new fog lamps. On top of that, all models come with a rearview camera. This model will be available in seven color options Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Freedom White, Grey Metallic, Avant-Garde Bronze, Attitude Black Mica and Phantom Brown Metallic.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Interior that is nicely Designed
The interior of 2019 Toyota Fortuner is very similar to the Toyota’s Hilux interior. The gauge cluster is nicely designed and it comes with two analog gauges and an information screen between them. The new, large infotainment touchscreen is in center of the dash and operates some usual functions like vehicle settings, navigation or radio.
All Fortuner models are also offering front and rear air conditioning, hill-start control and emergency stop light options.
Moreover, seven airbags are there, even in the base model. Seating configuration is in a 2+3+2 setup and seats in a second and third row are folding flat for additional cargo space. Seats are dressed in nice cloth and top-range Crusade model adds leather seats. A polyurethane steering wheel is completely changed, and some multimedia system such as Bluetooth are standard. A huge minus for the Fortuner is excluding navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Engine Info and Performance
The approaching 2019 Toyota Fortuner runs on only one engine option and it’s a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel powertrain. This unit coming with a 6-speed automatic transmission and it can produce 177 HP and 331 pound-feet of torque. However, just like on the Hilux model, a 6-speed manual gearbox is in the offer, but the torque is much better with this type of transmission. With this specs, this model will run from 0 to 60 in 8.0 sec.
The rear-wheel drive system is standard on all models but an all-wheel drive is an option. The GXL and Crusade models come with a downhill decent control option and electronic locking rear differential.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date
While we are waiting for the company to release all of the information about the 2019 Toyota Fortuner, we can conclude that this SUV will cost around $46,000. Furthermore, the newest Toyota’s SUV will hit the dealerships firstly in Australia later this year.
The U.S. market will have to wait, but not for too long, as the Fortuner should become available at the very beginning of 2019. The newest 2019 Toyota Fortuner will challenge Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, Isuzu MU-X models and the Jeep Wrangler model that starts with several thousand dollars less.