Toyota Fortuner has been on the market for many years. This midsize crossover SUV has been present in the market, for almost a decade now. This car is mostly based on the Toyota Hilux named pickup truck. This pickup truck was also known as the Toyota SW4 or Toyota Hilux SW4. And it is undoubtedly the most popular pick-up truck in Philippines, Thailand, and India. The second generation model had arrived in 2017.
And then, Toyota presented the 2018 Fortuner which has definitely brought just some minor upgrades. This was considering the upgraded infotainment system and several other minor changes in the technology department. Now, the newest types of reports suggest that the manufacturer is planning soon, in order to reveal the newest 2019 Toyota Fortuner.
The very second generation of this Toyota Fortuner model has gotten more aggressive styling. With nice sleeker looks an edgier appearance. Therefore, the 2019 Fortuner model year will most likely carry over the exact same design. So, don’t also expect any kind of changes as well. And the only kind of upgrades which 2019 Fortuner might undergo, are some additional new and exciting features.
In the engine front department, it will also arrive with the same kind of engine options as before, as well. It will be coming in three different variants. This includes the GX, GXL, and Crusade variants.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Engine And Specifications
When you talk about the powertrain, the 2019 Toyota Fortuner should be using the same engine options as the current 2018 model. And it is currently now available with three exciting unit options. So, the first one is a 2.4-liter inline-4 diesel based engine. This engine is very much capable of making 149 BHP. And the torque of the car is 253 to 300 pound-feet.
It will work both with a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic type transmission as well. The very next option will be a 2.8-liter inline-4 engine. This will have an output of 177 BHP and 310 lb-ft of powerful torque. The very last one is a nice and hefty 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine. This engine will have a direct injection. This type of engine will be able to develop 278 BHP. And 277 pound-feet of exciting and powerful torque.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Interior And Features
The beautiful looking 2019 Toyota Fortuner, will very much inherit the same styling as the current version. It is very much inspired by the same platform which is used in the Toyota Hilux. And thus, naturally, it will get the similar looking wagon-like profile. Generally, the Fortuner looks a lot aggressive with very sharp and prominent lines.
The front end part sports a nice looking two-slat grille. And also a pair of narrow LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lights. Below the grille, there is a very muscular and cool looking sporty bumper with LED fog lights. The base version of the car rides on the 17-inch alloys. While the higher trims will receive the better 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior part of the 2019 Toyota Fortuner features three rows of seats. And it is able to place up to a total of seven passengers. The seats are upholstered and made in nice fabric in the base trim. And the range-topping versions will add leather, as an extra. The standard part equipment of the Fortuner includes Bluetooth, LED taillights and a clever sound system with 6 speakers. There is also a multi-function steering wheel, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera added as well.
The higher end GLX model will add navigation, keyless entry into the car, keyless start, hill descent control, Toyota Link app on your smartphone, etc. and many other beautiful goodies as well. In the Crusade trim variant, you will also be able to find JBL audio system with 11 speakers, bi-LED headlamps, and heated 8-way power-adjustable front seats too. Definitely, will come fully loaded with specs, without any doubt.
2019 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date
The price of the 2019 Toyota Fortuner will be starting around the $43,000 mark. Currently, there is no such available release date officially, but expect it to be released in early 2019.
Therefore, it can be easily seen that Toyota is doing their best to capture the SUV market. With the new 2019 Fortuner, it is much easier now to select a high-class SUV like this. It seems like one of the best SUV, got even better. Hopefully, it will pave the new roads for better vehicles to be released in the future.