Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size crossover SUV that is largely based on the Toyota Hilux pickup truck model. This SUV is on the markets for over a decade, and now the 2019 Toyota Fortuner is ready to hit the dealerships. Basically, the second-generation will arrive with some exterior changes that will make new Fortuner looks aggressive.
The exterior looks sleek and edgier than before, however, some styling cues will remain. As every new-generation model, the 2019 Fortuner includes new high-tech features inside the cabin and this SUV is available in three trim levels. Furthermore, Toyota decided to keep the existing drivetrain lineup, which comes as a surprise.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Exterior is more sporty and muscular
The upcoming 2019 Toyota Fortuner will ride on the same platform as before. The platform is used in Toyota Hilux pickup truck, and those two models are sharing more than that. Fortuner is a crossover SUV with a more wagon-like appearance. Generally, this SUV will come with more aggressiveness and with a sharper look. The exterior looks sleek and edgier than before thanks to plenty of new and prominent lines.
The front part includes a two-slat grille and a pair of LED headlights that are narrowly placed. The same stands for a LED daytime running lights. Below that, front bumper looks both sporty and muscular. The base model offers 17-inch alloy wheels as a standard, however, higher trim levels will have an 18-inch wheel option.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Interior can accommodate up to seven passengers.
The approaching 2019 Toyota Fortuner is a three-row crossover SUV that can accommodate up to seven passengers. The seats on standard models are upholstered in the fabric while higher trims add leather materials. Some amenities that were optional before are now standard and that includes stuff such as 6-speakers audio system, Bluetooth and multifunctional steering wheel.
The GLX models include keyless start and entry, new Toyota’s Link app and navigation. Top-range Crusade trim offers a premium JBL audio system with 12 speakers, 8-way power-adjustable front seats that are also coming with heating and cooling options. Safety is also better thanks to the advanced features that will get.
The safety system of the newest model 2019 Toyota Fortuner has been boosted. This model will get the best safety features on the market. It will get many airbags, traction control system that is now improved, cruise control, safety belt and brake assist. Furthermore, the rearview camera and parking sensing units are also available to give easier parking.
2019 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo model
The newest 2019 Toyota Fortuner will also get its sport version TRD Sportivo. This version of the SUV will not get any mechanical changes, but it will get many modifications in design. Its attractive chrome grill will be now replaced with the black one and a new body kit is installed to give a more stylish front and rear of the SUV.
This kit will include revised bumper, side skirts and also an extended chin. Furthermore, the fog lights of this model are also in black color keeping the same design like in base one model. The upgrade also includes black and silver finished alloy wheels. It will also get black seats with leather and Sportivo logo on it, and it gets attractive black and red body decals on the side that will separate the base model and sports one. As for the interior of the car, the tech inside is same as in the base one model, only changes that are visible are a black cabin with black upholstery and it gets floor mats.
In the engine section, this sporty SUV will get 2,7-liter petrol engine and 2,8-liter diesel that will make 175 HP and 450 Nm of torque. The AWD system is optional and 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic are on offer.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Engine Output and Transmission
The sad but true news is that the all-new 2019 Toyota Fortuner will run on the same drivetrain options as before. This comes as a surprise as Toyota already announced a second-generation model, which means plenty of changes in all of the aspects. The base engine is still a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel unit. This engine makes 150 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The next option is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder unit that burst 175 HP and 308 lb-ft of torque. The last engine is a 4.0-liter six-cylinder output with the direct injection system. It can produce up to 280 HP and 285 lb-ft of torque. All of the engines are coming with a 6-speed automatic transmission. While the two-wheel drive setup is standard, you can opt for a four-wheel drive configuration, optionally.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date
The price of the 2019 Toyota Fortuner will start at around $44,000. The base model is well-equipped, so be careful if opting for a more expansive higher trim levels. Latest Toyota’s crossover SUV will firstly hit the Australian markets later this year, and in the first half of 2019 Fortuner will arrive in the U.S.