Toyota Fortuner updated for 2015
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announces minor updates for the Toyota Fortuner, its full-sized SUV 4x4 targeting the Malaysian market. Continuing with the product concept of ‘Advanced & Prestige’, the Fortuner for the 2015 model year has received cosmetic changes which improve its appearance as well as motoring safety.
Externally, the changes for the 2015 Fortuner are the redesigned headlamps and rear combination lamps which have a new dark bezel for a sportier look. The outer lens covering the projector headlights have been designed to protrude more noticeably, giving a powerful image to the vehicle.
DRLs or Daytime Running Lights are now integrated at the corners of the front bumper. The DRLs, which consist of 5 LEDs, are positioned at the bumper to enhance visibility of the vehicle to other road-users.
For the 2015 model year, the Fortuner also gets two more exterior colours, making for a total of 5 choices. Attitude Black and Grey Metallic join the existing three choices of Medium Silver Metallic, Solid White and Silver Metallic.
The five colours are available for all the variants of the Fortuner which are as follow:
Fortuner 2.7V Petrol TRD Sportivo
Fortuner 2.7V Petrol
Fortuner 2.5G Diesel TRD Sportivo
Fortuner 2.7G Diesel
The modern design concept of the 7-seat interior uses the same theme of ‘Advanced & Prestige’. Black woodgrain panels in the Fortuner 2.7V enhance the prestigious image while the black shades around the cabin project a high quality image while also being practical for a SUV which will be used off-road.
The flexible seating arrangement allows for up to seven people to be accommodated with different combinations available depending on the amount and type of cargo to be carried. Cool air is provided for the rear passengers through a ceiling blower which has its own fan speed adjustment.
Toyota Optional Accessories
For the 2015 model year, Fortuner customers have the option of including a new DVD Audio-Video Navigation (DVD-AVN) System. This offers a more advanced level of connectivity whereby the system can interface with compatible smartphones (Android and iOS) using WiFi to make it possible to access the internet from the head unit’s built-in Internet Browser application. Bluetooth® connectivity allows wireless music streaming as well as making hands-free calls from a smartphone. There is also Voice Recognition for the audio, phone and navigation systems, adding to convenience. All information is shown on a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen which responds to hand and air gestures.
The Miracast™* feature allows screen mirroring of supported applications ‘eg: Waze or Google Maps’ from a smartphone to the head unit’s 7-inch touchscreen. HDMI connectivity is also supported. (*Compatible with selected smartphones only).
The navigation system has digital maps for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. It is programmed with the locations of all Toyota Sales and After-sales outlets so that they can be located easily anywhere in Malaysia. A gyro speed sensor is also included to provide guidance should the GPS signal be momentarily lost, e.g. when travelling through a long tunnel.
The system includes a reverse camera with a wide angle of view. Static guide lines on the display assist the driver during parking to position the vehicle correctly in the bay. The reverse camera’s image displayed on the colour touchscreen improves safety as small children and low lying objects will be visible.
A related optional accessory available is the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System which is available in two versions. Customers can choose either the RSE with a ceiling-mounted monitor and integrated DVD player, or just the monitor alone which can interface with the DVD-AVN system. The RSE system with the DVD player offer rear passengers more independence as they can enjoy their own type of entertainment.
Other optional accessories include a portable tyre pump for the Toyota Fortuner 2015. The portable tyre pump provides an easier way to re-inflate the tyre in the event of a slight pressure lost at the convenience at home or at a remote location where a service station is out of reach, reassuring ‘peace-of-mind’ when travelling.
As with most models offered by UMW Toyota Motor, the Fortuner comes with a 3-year/100,000 km (whichever occurs earlier after first registration) warranty, subject to conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook. This reflects the confidence that UMW Toyota Motor has in the superior build quality of its vehicles, a hallmark of Toyota products.
The on-the-road price (individual private registration with insurance, metallic colour, Peninsular Malaysia) are as follows:
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.5G (D) A/T : RM172,122.20
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.5G (D) A/T TRD Sportivo : RM175,580.20
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.7V (P) A/T : RM179,841.30
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.7V (D) A/T TRD Sportivo : RM172,122.20