The upcoming 2024 Toyota Fortuner is on the way, and it will provide numerous updates. Whatsoever, some upgrades will be significant. That includes nice visual improvements, various interior updates, and new engine options. Besides the rumored hybrid powertrain, Fortuner could introduce a high-performance variant as well.
The mid-size SUV is based on the Hilux truck and it is on the road since 2004. However, the current generation is on the run for seven years, so significant upgrades are a must. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the new Fortuner SUV.
Toyota Fortuner Redesign
The SUV is slowly aging. The newest generation of the Fortuner was released in 2015, and not many changes were made since then. Fans have been expecting dramatic upgrades for years. Toyota postponed the redesign due to the COVID outburst and some other issues. The brand-new 2024 Toyota Fortuner is likely a candidate for significant changes, per source.
The front and back sections will be completely new. Lighter materials can also increase the SUV’s fuel efficiency and agility. The Land Cruiser 300 offers various solutions that the Fortuner can use. The SUV will continue to seat seven people. Fans should expect the most from this section because the third row wasn’t particularly comfy. Therefore, one of the possible solutions in a new platform, Fortuner could be slightly longer than its predecessor.
Even though the current Fortuner generation prioritizes practicality over aesthetics, it nevertheless has a lovely interior design. We anticipate that the current generation will carry on in a similar manner, however, we do anticipate some advancements in this area. Therefore, the 2024 Toyota Fortuner will introduce more upright materials. The build quality, on the other hand, is already rather good.
The new model should, of course, include all the newest technological advancements, such as a new infotainment system, and improved phone connectivity. A total cabin revamp is less likely, but expect a couple of big changes. Again, a slightly longer Fortuner with a new platform will deliver more passenger room and better ride quality.
New Engine is On the Way
The forthcoming 2024 Toyota Fortuner will gain new engine options. One engine will remain, and it is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel option. This engine is capable of producing 200 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, this engine could be paired with Toyota’s hybrid system in the near future. Thanks to that, Fortuner will gain improved fuel efficiency and slightly more power.
As for the new engine options, a 2.4-liter turbo-four gas engine with 275 hp could be on offer. Many rumors are also suggesting new 10-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, a high-performance variant with a turbo V6 engine and 350 horsepower is reportedly on the way.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date
The 2024 Toyota Fortuner will start at around $34,000 or about 50,000 Australian dollars. The sales will begin next summer, in Asia and Australia. Based on the Hilux pickup truck, the Fortuner SUV is present for almost two decades and it comes with tradition and reliability. Big changes are on the way, but we are waiting for more details from Toyota.