Updated Toyota Fortuner for 2021

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announced the updated Toyota Fortuner which will be made available in early 2021. Bookings are now opened at all authorised UMW Toyota Motor dealerships nationwide.

Assembled in Malaysia, Toyota’s full-sized 4x4 SUV for the Malaysian market will continue to be available with a choice of two variants at the following prices:

Toyota Fortuner 2.8 VRZ 4x4 A/T - RM203,183.00
Toyota Fortuner 2.7 SRZ 4x4 A/T - RM172,244.00

The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ 4x4 A/T is a new variant which replaces the earler Fortuner 2.4 VRZ. A new body colour - Bronze Mica Metallic - with a Black Roof will be available exclusively for this new variant which is the flagship of the range. The Black Roof is also available with the Super White II exterior colour only for this variant with other four exterior colours which are Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica and Phantom Brown Metallic.

Customers buying the other variant – the Toyota Fortuner 2.7 SRZ 4x4 A/T, can also choose the new Bronze Mica Metallic and five other exterior colours which are Super White II, Medium Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black Mica and Phantom Brown Metallic.

The new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ comes with Quad LED headlamps with a new dynamic design housing that flank a mesh-type front grille. The foglamp, turn signal and position lamps have also been restyled while the front and rear bumpers have a new design. The Skid Plate below the front end is also new, emphasising the ruggedness of the Fortuner.

Giving the Fortuner 2.8 VRZ additional distinctiveness, the roof, A-pillars, wing mirrors and roofmounted rear spoiler are finished in black. Additionally, the corner mouldings are specially shaped for aerodynamic benefits.

For the Fortuner 2.7 SRZ, the Bi-Beam LED headlamps also have a new sharper design along with the revised front grille and front bumper. The turn signals, position lamps and rear combination lamps have also received cosmetic changes for both variants. The new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ and 2.7 SRZ variants also fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels that have a new design as well.

The current generation of the Fortuner has a more premium image and interior feel, and this is further enhanced with the 2021 models.

The Fortuner 2.8 VRZ interior, which has 3 rows of seats, is trimmed with a new design and colour while the seat upholstery also has a new colour and design. The new instrument panel features a revised Multi Information Display (MID) opening animation. Ambient illumination is provided to add a touch of class at night, while the key cover has been redesigned.

The instrument panel for the Fortuner 2.7 SRZ has been redesigned and for enhanced usefulness, the MID has additional information for the driver. This variant also gets a new interior trim colour and new seat upholstery colour to freshen up the cabin appearance.

For added comfort and convenience, the new Fortuner 2.8 VRZ and 2.7 SRZ have been fitted with LED Interior Lamps, Electrochromic Rearview Mirror (to eliminate dazzle) and the front passenger can now easily adjust the seat with powered controls at the side.

The Fortuner comes with comprehensive safety equipment to help the driver avoid an accident, as well as a structural design that can reduce injuries during accidents. Now, in line with Toyota’s efforts to reduce road accidents, the 2.8 VRZ also comes with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). This is an integrated suite of active safety systems which make use of a camera and radar to monitor and detect other vehicles, and to take appropriate action to prevent an accident.

TSS, though available in many Toyota models today, has different elements and for the latest Fortuner, it comes with Pre collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Yaw Assist Function.

PCS operates in all lighting conditions at speeds from 10 km/h to 180 km/h. The system detects other vehicles ahead with the millimetre-wave radar sensor in the grille and analyses the imagery captured by the camera on the top of the windscreen. When a vehicle is detected in close range, warnings are given and the system will provide additional braking assistance when action is taken by the driver. If the driver does not act and a collision is likely to occur, automatic braking will commence at full pressure to stop the car. In many cases, an accident can be prevented but if it cannot, the early braking will reduce the vehicle speed and can help to reduce damage from the impact.