Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced it has handed the Fortuner an array of specification upgrades. See pricing below…

Engine options remain unchanged.

In terms of convenience items, the 2.8-litre turbodiesel models have received an upgrade to a dual-zone climate control system. The range-topping, VX derivative, meanwhile, gains a panoramic view monitor, complete with selectable view, and an 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio system. Owing to owners preferring the satellite navigation software offered by smartphone apps (via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), onboard sat-nav has been omitted. 

All Fortuner models have received an “enhanced” Smart Entry system, replete with “additional” safety measures. In addition to this set-up, VX variants have been fitted with the Japanese car manufacturer’s Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system, which comprises blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. 

Sat-nav now available only through screen mirroring.

The exterior colour palette of the 2.4- and 2.8-litre (bar the VX models) remains unchanged, with a total of seven exterior colour options on offer. For the VX, though, Toyota has ditched Pearl White in favour of a new hue, Platinum White Pearl. 

Engine options remain unchanged, with the 2.4-litre and 2.8 GD-6 soldiering on in Toyota’s popular bakkie-based SUV. The 2.4-litre unit produces 110 kW and 400 Nm, which can be had equipped with either a six-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission featuring a similar number of cogs. Exclusively available with a six-speed self-shifter, the 2.8-litre models produce 150 kW and 500 Nm. 

VX variants gain TSS.

As standard, all models ship with Toyota’s nine services or 90 000 km service plan and three-year/100 000 km warranty. 

Toyota Fortuner line-up:

2.4 GD-6 RB MT: R599 000

2.4 GD-6 RB AT: R621 400

2.4 GD-6 4×4 AT: R651 700

2.8 GD-6 RB AT: R724 400

2.8 GD-6 4×4 AT: R798 000

2.8 GD-6 RB VX AT: R764 600

2.8 GD-6 4×4 VX AT: R837 100