All New 2018 Toyota Fortuner USA Release Date
2018 Toyota Fortuner is another name of Toyota Hilux SW or Toyota SW4. The car is known well as a mid-size SUV. Its popularity is quite high in Thailand, India as well as the Philippines. Toyota, the Japanese automaker also offers the car in other markets such as North America or Europe. Toyota developed the IMV platform for this car and the original version was created in Thailand. Last year the company introduced the second generation and now they are preparing this model as the part of it. It will go with innovations.
2018 Toyota Fortuner will be completed with several small changes as what we expect, but no massive changes to offer. It seems the company will provide small horizontal grille on the front fascia and in the center of the bonnet, there is large air intake. It also has fog lights and LED daytime running lights located on each side of the bumper at front. The larger color palette completes the offer so you can get wider options. It is also possible if the company will offer redesigned headlights.
Move on the cabin side, the company keeps quiet with all clues they do not even share. The cabin will be designed with the latest technology such as Follow Me Home function, all around the sensor, rear parking camera, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel as well as Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist, Hill Control, Active Traction Control, Airbags and Emergency Brake Signals. 2018 Toyota Fortuner may also go with Start-Stop technology just like the previous model.
2018 Toyota Fortuner Engine
The previous model has been launched with five engine options and we assume that some will be kept for the new 2018 Toyota Fortuner. We found no indications yet about new engines that the company develops for this new model and we think they will only provide the current engine with some improvements. It means that the base model will use inline-four diesel and 2.5 liters. All engines are mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmission. By using this engine, it can make about 149 hp and 253 or 300 lb-ft of torque power, depends on the transmission you choose. The 2.4-liter engine offers best fuel economy. Another engine is 2.8-liter inline four that is similar to the base, but it is more powerful to deliver 177 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It can create 330 lb-ft of torque power if it goes with auto gearbox. The presence of 4.0 liter fuel-injected six-cylinder is possible to make 278 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The higher trims will get dual VVT-i.
2018 Toyota Fortuner is possible to be launched at the end of 2017 with the price about more than $55,000.