Fortuner. Bred for adventure.
Toyota's new Fortuner SUV is the largest single-model development ever undertaken by the company's Australian technical centre.
Local engineers based in Melbourne and on long-term assignment in Japan had full global responsibility for the design engineering of the unique upper body and wiring harness for the Fortuner that will be sold around the world.
Toyota's local engineers also carried out extensive chassis development and evaluation, including validation of the frame, engine, underbody protection and Fortuner's unique all-coil suspension.
While Australia took the lead role for the new SUV, the project brought together Australian engineers with those from Thailand, South Africa, India, Taiwan, Indonesia and Argentina.
Front cover and this page: Crusade model shown in Graphite.1
Toyota Fortuner Variants
In town or off road, Fortuner’s tough to the task.
Now there’s a vehicle that’s equally at home doing the school run as it is towing your boat or helping you to discover the ultimate surf break.
Fortuner is the powerful 7-seater SUV designed to meet the demands of a busy family life while also being up to the challenge of your next great adventure.
With its origins influenced and inspired by Toyota’s iconic SUV and Unbreakable HiLux range, Fortuner already boasts a proud and proven 4WD heritage. Its muscled up exterior lines are complemented by a reinforced toughness that’s been specially developed by Toyota’s Technical Centre to take on the harshest of Australian conditions – in town or out. While inside you’ll find a surprisingly well appointed interior that benefits from an exceptionally quiet and smooth ride.
With Fortuner you’ll have the power, comfort and reliability to confidently go wherever your ambition takes you.
Looks more than ready for action.
The sharp, sculptured lines of Fortuner deliver a strong statement of purpose and intent.
Up front slender headlamps, with thick chrome surrounds on the Crusade and GXL, combine with a beefy three dimensional trapezoid bumper to create a bold and elegant form.
The high body position and wide front and rear fenders come together to express a modern toughness that’s accentuated by Fortuner’s sleek lines as well as the eye catching chrome belt line on GXL and Crusade.
From behind, the wrap around rear glass trim is topped off with a spoiler and shark fin antenna. The rear tail lamps feature integrated LED light guides to help make sure Fortuner can’t be missed, while the privacy glass on GXL and Crusade keeps you discreet inside. You’ll find 18" alloy wheels standard on Fortuner Crusade, 17" alloy wheels on the GXL and 17" steel wheels on GX.
The Bi-Beam LED headlamps on Crusade bathe the road ahead with a more natural tone of light and are complemented by integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). On Crusade and the GXL, fog lamps are fitted as standard. You’ll also find the handy convenience of integrated, solid roof rails fitted as standard on GXL and Crusade. For a simple day out or more serious adventures, Fortuner is built to take on Australia in tougher style.
Crusade model shown in Silver Sky.1
Fitted with optional 18" Matte Black Alloy Wheels. Accessories sold separately.
Go where your spirit takes you.
Make no mistake, each and every Fortuner is built as a genuine 4x4 with the ability to handle virtually any terrain.
You’ll have Hill-start Assist Control2 (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control3 (DAC) (automatic transmission only) on GXL and Crusade models to help when you’re going up or down steep slopes. Active Traction Control (A-TRC) automatically distributes the drive to the wheels with the best grip for superior control on slippery and uneven surfaces.
The Rear Differential Lock is standard on every Fortuner and further enhances its off road pedigree and performance.
The chassis takes the term ‘reinforced toughness’ seriously, featuring beefy cross members, side rails and suspension towers to give Fortuner outstanding torsional rigidity and the durability you need to take you further than the end of the road.
Its body is made from superior 590MPa high grade tensile steel for extra strength and features hundreds of spot welds to provide greater stiffness. It’s also treated with a special wax coating for extra protection when the going gets tough and wet.
The suspension has been specifically tuned by Toyota to provide highly refined handling and ride characteristics in the uniquely Australian conditions and is complemented by the outstanding stopping power of large front and rear disc brakes.
And when it comes to muscle, Fortuner boasts a massive 3,000kg braked towing capacity4 on the manual transmission model, so the boat or caravan is welcome to come too!
When you’ve got a Fortuner, you’ve got real confidence and strength.
Everything in place and ready to go.
Whether you’re going round town or around the country, Fortuner is ready to move your family in great comfort with maximum convenience and versatility. The interior has been designed following the latest in ergonomic development, placing everything just where it should be and delivering plenty of usable space.
The thick metallic accents and woodgrain-look ornamentation on GXL and Crusade are tastefully complemented by soft, quality upholstery with colour stitching used throughout the cabin. On Crusade models, the Leather Accented finishes are available in a choice of two colour options. You’ll also find convenient cup and bottle holders and there’s plenty of handy storage spaces throughout to stash all your essential gear.
Whatever the road conditions, whether travelling at low or highway speed, the advanced NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) reduction system uses expansion foam and superior body seals to ensure you enjoy the quietness inside Fortuner.
The hydraulic power steering has been optimised for Australian conditions to be easy and light at low speed and in tight spaces, then retain higher levels of controlled feedback as the speed increases. At the flick of a switch you can also choose between ‘ECO’ and ‘Power’ modes using Drive Mode Select for optimum performance in all conditions (Automatic transmission only), and on GXL and Crusade, the paddle shifters (Automatic transmission only) allow you to change gear without your hands leaving the wheel.
Adventure has never been so welcoming.
Even though it’s built for adventure, step inside Fortuner and you’ll find it’s finished to deliver highly refined levels of usability and convenience.
There’s room for everyone inside with seven full size seats and the 3rd row quickly folds out of the way to transform Fortuner from a family transporter to a machine ready for 4WD action and to provide maximum storage space. ISOFIX child restraints are standard, and on Crusade, the front driver’s seat is also 8 way power adjustable.
The 7" display audio unit features voice recognition with steering wheel controls and advanced connectivity for AUX/USB5 and Bluetooth®6 functions, rising to include Satellite Navigation7 and digital radio8 (DAB) on Crusade. Then connect your smartphone with Toyota Link9 and find fuel and accommodation, plan trips, receive real time advice, easy-tofollow directions and the latest weather information, as well as the latest music streamed through the Pandora®10 app.
On the GXL and Crusade, the Smart Entry and Start system allows you to get in and get going while the key remains in your pocket or bag, then when on the move, the 4.2" Multi Information Display (MID) provides important trip and vehicle information including outside temperature and average fuel consumption levels.
On hot days the air conditioned cooler box is perfect to keep drinks cool and is conveniently placed just above the glove box. You’ll also have air conditioning to keep you comfortable in all weather conditions, rising to Automatic Climate Control air conditioning on Crusade.
When loading and unloading Crusade, the power back door can be opened and closed without the driver needing to leave their seat and the memory function controls how far up it opens, making it perfect when being used in areas with lower clearance.
A seriously tough approach to safety
Whether heading off road or travelling with a cargo as precious as your family, Fortuner gives you the reassuring confidence of knowing it’s been designed with safety as a top priority and awarded the highest ANCAP 5 Star Safety Rating.
The reversing camera11 helps provide a clear view of what’s behind and displays static guidelines to help you reverse into tight spaces. The impact absorbing structure combines with the 7 SRS Airbags to help provide exceptional all round protection for all-of-those inside. 3-point seatbelts with Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) are standard on all seven seats. The front seatbelts also feature pretensioners and force limiters to prevent excessive loads being applied and reducing the impact to the chest should a collision occur.
The intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps you stop quickly and safely, while the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) helps you maintain grip on slippery surfaces and provide greater control when cornering. When towing, the Trailer Sway Control (TSC) automatically uses the brake and engine output to help limit trailer movement should it experience excessive sway.
1 Paint featured is an optional extra at additional cost.
2 Hill-start Assist Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
3 Downhill Assist Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Areas into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored.
4 Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar design, vehicle design and towing equipment limitations. Ask your Dealer for details of Toyota Genuine Towbar capacity and availability.
5 Not all devices will be compatible. Functionality varies depending on device.
6 The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device.
7 Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas. Available on the current model Crusade.
8 Digital radio station coverage dependent on vehicle location.
9 Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver’s compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user’s cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink
10 Pandora® via Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link and Pandora® services rely on data from the driver's compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user's cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
11 Reversing Camera is a driver assist device only and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored by the driver.