The Toyota Fortuner is about to obtain a raft of know-how updates within the second half of this 12 months. Anticipate a modest worth rise.
As reported by CarAdvice earlier, from August 2021 manufacturing onwards all variants of the Toyota HiLux ute will achieve vehicle tracking technology to thwart thieves, an computerized SOS service that prompts after a severe crash, the SR5 mannequin grade and above will achieve twin zone air-conditioning, and the flagship Rogue will achieve a 360-degree digicam.
The identical upgrades are due on the Toyota Fortuner. All fashions from August 2021 manufacturing will achieve the automobile monitoring and SOS tech and be distinguished by a “shark fin” antenna.
All Toyota Fortuner fashions from the GXL grade and up will achieve twin zone air-conditioning, whereas the flagship Campaign additionally positive aspects a 360-degree digicam.
The highest-of-the-range Toyota Fortuner Campaign will even achieve know-how that also stays lacking on the Toyota HiLux: rear cross-traffic alert and blind zone warning.
The fitment of rear cross-traffic alert and blind zone warning on the Campaign is probably going in anticipation of the tech being out there on newer rivals within the seven-seat 4WD section.
The upcoming Isuzu MU-X 4WD is anticipated to come back commonplace with rear cross-traffic alert and blind zone warning on all mannequin grades (as per the D-Max ute), whereas Toyota is but to democratise the know-how and has reserved it for less than the costliest mannequin within the Fortuner vary.
The confidential Toyota vendor bulletin says the above upgrades outlined for the Toyota Fortuner are topic to vary and gained’t be confirmed till the primary automobiles arrive in native showrooms in September or October.
Nevertheless, there’s no mention of more power this time round. The Toyota Fortuner’s 2.8-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder acquired a lift from 130kW/450Nm to 150kW/500Nm final 12 months.
Pricing has not been introduced, both, nevertheless CarAdvice has been advised there will likely be modest worth rises related to the know-how.
This may depart patrons who’ve positioned a deposit in a predicament. If there was no change to the automobile, the vendor could be obliged to honour the worth.
Nevertheless, given there are important modifications to the automobile, patrons could possibly be requested to pay the worth distinction or select to stroll away from their order and get a refund of their deposit.
2022 Toyota Fortuner to get know-how updates