Monday, November 7, 2016

All New 2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.7L [Car Review]

The is the Fortuner’s First Full-Model Change since it was first launched in 2005. In order to meet the evolving demands of markets around the world, extensive progress has been made in terms of its style and prestige. Meanwhile, Fortuner’s toughness and core capabilities have been even further enhanced. The new Fortuner’s appeal is best expressed through its positioning statement: The Commanding Presence. Through this full-model change, Fortuner sets out to redefine what it means to be an SUV.

The all-new Fortuner impresses from the start, holding sophisticated strength with a refined rugged feel that is both tough and cool. Once inside, you get a sense of presence and authenticity. Every aspect of its interior was included to exude refinement and luxury; from intricately selected and crafted materials to ergonomically shaped seats that ensure optimum support. An unmistakable feature would be its advanced dashboard cluster with an optitron meter with plated rings that delivers a luxurious appearance.

The Fortuner not only received a major facelift in the looks department, but its performance has been significantly improved on all terrains. It’s newly developed rigid frame structure and high tensile, anti-corrosive steel panels deliver exceptional toughness in all environments. The engine has been further refined to include an added Variable Valve Timing (VVT) on the exhaust side for the 2.7L Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligence (VVT-i) engine. Aside from the enhanced combustion efficiency, engineers have also reduced the weight and the friction within the engine, delivering greater fuel economy and output. The new 6 Speed Super ECT transmission with AI-shift control promises more responsive and seamless acceleration.


2.7L Dual VVT-I Engine With Eco-Drive Mode

Empowers your drive with a higher compression ratio and a lighter valve train for better performance and fuel efficiency. Topped off with a sturdier surface treatment and higher quality parts for improved engine durability in rugged conditions.

The back design of the car is stylish too!
Rear Combinations Lamps - Added tail lamp light guides and LED high mount stop lamps create a high tech look, and emergency brake signals are automatically flashed during emergency braking to help prevent rear-end collisions.

Rims used for this New Fortuner are 18" Aluminium Rims.
The New 18" rims combine style and performance. Thick, powerful spokes and thin, precise ones create a sophisticated impression that’s appropriate for both urban and off-road environments.


Interior of the car is nice and simple too!
Havin' the Start/Stop Engine button on the right side and useful buttons on the steering wheel to control functions within the car, like the volume control and display on the speedometer.


Design of the interior may seem abit squarish but that is because the interior was designed with "Tough and Gorgeous" in mind to deliver a sense of presence and authenticity. Shape and functionality were enhanced based on the three ideals in pursuit of this "Tough and Gorgeous" expression. "Authenticity" from the simple shape and finish; "Presence" from the contrast between bold and refined shapes; and "Elegance" from defined lines and flowing surfaces.


The interior also gives a refreshing feel..
 All seats are ergonomically crafted to ensure optimum support, low-fatigue and total comfort. Additionally, the driver’s seat is 8-way power adjustable. Accent stitching on the leather seats adds a stylish touch to the car.


Full-colour TFT Multi-Information Display

Indicates information like average fuel consumption, driving range and average speed. Convenient steering switches also allows you to operate the audio system and Multi Information Display while on the go.



New 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

New 6-Speed Electronically Controlled Transmission (6 Super ECT) improves fuel economy and driving performance, while AI (artificial intelligence)-shift control automatically performs the gear shift operations according to the road conditions and driver’s intention, providing seamless acceleration for a spirited drive. Paddle shifts allow for a sporty drive.

Enhanced Fuel Efficiency

New Eco-drive mode with “Eco” or “Power” mode can be engaged at the press of a button. With a fuel tank capacity of 80L, drivers can travel for longer while enjoying an improved fuel efficiency of 10.7l/km.
Space for the rear passengers is quite big as well.
And at the back of the front seats.. there are hooks that allow passengers to hook their things of up to 4 kg too!
An armrest with cup-holders when you need it.
Air-con vents for the rear passengers.
And you can adjust the air-con fan-speed at the rear as well.
1-touch easy access mechanism to third row seats deliver a bespoke feel.
Last row of the rear seats looks very comfortable as well. Its spacious and wide, but leg room might be a little cramp.
There are air-con vents for the last row passengers as well.
Opening up the boot.. its very spacious as well.
The power back door can be opened and closed with a single touch. In addition, the in-built memory setting remembers the preferred height. Jam protection ensures highest level of peace of mind.

With just a press of a button at the top, the boot will close back itself automatically.

Backseats at the last row can be pushed down to create more space for the boot.


It can be lifted up like this and locked with a hook by the side.

And this is how you optimise its space!

An evocative design that exudes sophisticated strength

The exterior was designed with "Tough and Cool" in mind, to express refinement and innovation that further strengthens the brand value of Fortuner - a vehicle revered for its unquestionable reliability and uncompromising ground-covering ability. The new "Solid Fluidity" design language is created by Toyota to enhance the Fortuner’s emotional luster.

With that in mind.. I end off with a Tough & Cool feel of myself with the car that delivers superb performance and power!

The Fortuner!

Head on down to Toyota Showroom at
33 Leng Kee Road, Singapore 159102
and book a test-drive today!

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Dimensions & Vehicle Weight
Overall Length (mm)4795
Overall Width (mm)1855
Overall Height (mm)1835
Wheelbase (mm)2745
Turning Radius (m)5.8
Ground Clearance (mm)279
Kerb Weight (kg)1920
Engine TypeIn-line 4 Cylinders, DOHC with Dual VVT-i
Capacity (cc)2694
Transmission6 Speed Super ECT
Max. Power Output (kW(bhp)/rpm)122(163) / 5200
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)245 / 4000
Top Speed (km/h)175
Acceleration 0-100km/h (sec)12.47
Fuel Consumption
Combined (litres/100km (km/litre))10.7 (9.3)
CO2 Emission (g/km)253
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)80
Suspension FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension RearFour Link
Brakes FrontVentilated Disc
Brakes RearDrum
Tyres265 / 60R18