The name of the new model of off-road vehicle Toyota Fortuner was kept secret for a long time, so a good proportion of viewers of the presentation, held in Moscow, heard about it for the first time. In the Russian manner it is correct to say “Fortuneer”.
Two cars of different colors were shown: white and brown. The first car is intended for sale on the territory of the Russian Federation, the second – exclusively for Arabs. What about the Arabs? Brown Fortuner was brought for comparison and only everything. Both machines are equipped with full equipment and automatic transmission. It is possible to get inside of salon and to look around, however, it is forbidden to drive, it is forbidden.
Let’s proceed to a detailed inspection. There is a confidence that the new Toyota Fortuner will give heat.
General characteristics of Toyota Fortuner
The luggage compartment door is electronically controlled, with some estimates of an opening time of 7 seconds. It rises so high that it can serve as a shelter from the rain. And even if a person is just under two meters tall.
The salon is decorated with soft leather and details under the tree. Plastic parts are simple and rigid, but this is not a premium car. Adjustments and regulators of a steering wheel, armchairs, glasses are easily mastered. Everything is simple enough.
The car doors can be opened at an angle of up to eighty degrees, the footrest is not installed, most likely it will be an optional detail. Thresholds do not overlap completely, there is a risk of getting dirty. There is a notch in the middle of the door, obviously, for grip and further landing.
If the driver’s seat sits very freely and comfortably, the second row of knees strongly rests on the front back. “Kamchatka” car – a place for children or very low people, the average passenger to get there is difficult.
Make-up mirrors are illuminated, and the ceiling handles are covered with microflutes.
In the wheel arches – soundproofing mats, whose appearance, though rough, but not badly in harmony.
A good dozen of cup holders is enough for everyone. You know, with such a set of dishes off-roader resembles a mobile home.
The rear view camera is not protected from dirt in any way.
In general, the basic equipment of the machine is designed for Asian regions rather than Russian regions. Therefore, the management provides for adaptation for our market. The plant in Thailand, from where deliveries are expected, has requirements for the installation of heated winter bags, chrome stability and general adjustments for comfortable travel in bad terrain. What can I do? Our country is famous for its bad roads and low air temperatures.
Technical characteristics of Toyota Fortuner
The era of the bodywork’s distinctive colors is over. Must appear: blue, white, black, gray, brown.
It is possible to look at and appreciate a small range of 17-18 inch wheels. There is no special variety yet.
The tire brand is Bridgestone Dueler 265/60 R18, recognized as a good choice by many autocritics.
The car has diode headlights Be-Beam LED in front. The rear headlamps stand out and shouting, have a visible advantage over the “bloody tears” of Mitsubishi.
The new 2.8 turbo diesel engine has been installed, and the main bet is made and high hopes are placed on it. Power output is 177 hp with 450Nm. It is possible to install the engine on gasoline 2.7 with an output of 163 hp. 246H-m, was the main engine at Prado.
Unfortunately, there is no gas hood support to save production.
First-class durability and unbreakability – the universally recognized qualities of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck become the main feature of the Forchuner. The vehicle is equipped with a virtually impenetrable Heavy Duty frame, which is sure to hold back every blow while the off-roader is paving countless kilometers of broken roads. And what is the cost of the all-wheel drive Part-time, which, according to many drivers, is cut only on slippery surfaces, in another case – you will have to say goodbye to the tyres and dispenser. Toyota Fortuner breaks this stereotype, allowing to use a four-wheel drive mode though on dry road, but with a condition of speed below 100 km/h. The additional radiator will rescue a transmission from undesirable overheating.
– The device of a forward suspension keeps on two cross-section levers near to the five-lever mechanism with the bridge which costs on two screw springs. The spare wheel is placed under the bottom of the car. There is a clear difference from the Toyota Hilux.
– According to the management of Toyota, there are more than 30 variants of interior configuration. The above described inconvenience of rear seats is corrected by simple dismantling.
– The exact volume of the luggage compartment is not yet known due to the lack of certification.
– Toyota Fortuner 2017 is one of the few cars in which the alarm key “ERA-GLONASS” is built in.
– Everywhere adjustments, except the driver’s seat, mechanical. Glass elevators can boast of “automatic”. Folding the seats is done by lowering the lever or tightening the belt.
– The ceiling of the car is equipped with air ducts for climate control, which blow the entire cabin.
– Presence of sockets.