The 2020 Toyota Fortuner will be a mid-size SUV based on the Hilux truck. So, with a body-on-frame architecture, it can do many things off the road. Toyota also offers it as an SW4 model in some markets. In countries where Fortuner is not coming out, the Japanese company offers 4Runner (USA), Hilux Surf (Japan), and Land Cruiser Prado (Australia, Pacific Asia, Europe). So, where we will see the Fortuner? The SUV is coming in South America, Russia, Middle East, and some other Asian countries.
Well, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner will be as exciting as other mid-size siblings, since these will share a lot of things in common. Well, the SUV is taking the best engines the Japanese company is offering. Both diesel and petrol units are available. Electrification and hybrid models are not in the plan. For the next season, the Fortuner comes with significant changes. A mid-cycle update will refresh the vehicle. We can also expect the company to add more features to boost the off-road experience.
Spy shots are the proof the 2020 Toyota Fortuner is coming soon. Well, we still don’t know when, but the vehicle is in the development. According to spy photos, late phases are the stadium. However, we will need to wait for the end of this year to see completely naked Fortuner. Camouflage is covering the body and changes on it. As far as we can see, the front fascia gets a new shape.
We can expect big changes to the 2020 Toyota Fortuner. There are many other indicators besides spy photos. The company needs to update the SUV. The current generation is already four years old, and in the fifth season of production, it will get a big redesign. Besides that, Toyota is upgrading its entire mid-size off-road fleet around the world. The most similar siblings will go through a facelift.
Besides the new exterior look, the 2020 Fortuner will add more items inside the vehicle. Its version in Australia and Russia is definitely getting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard options. In other markets, this will be optional. Furthermore, company designers will revisit protective parts to make the Fortuner more durable in off-road situations. New sets of all-terrain tires and skid plates. At the back, we will see new bumpers. Higher trim levels will offer navigation, large infotainment screen, and premium audio system.
2020 Toyota Fortuner Specs
As we mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner will take the best engines from the lineup. Well, the Japanese company is building its own drivetrains, so the choice is not too hard. Also, not every market will offer all six powertrains. There are two petrol units and four types of diesel on the offer.
A 2.7-liter inline-four is a smaller gasoline engine. It is capable to produce 160 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The larger engine is a 4.0-liter V6. This one is good for 278 hp and 277 lb-ft of twist. Both engines are paired with a six-speed transmission. It is up to buyers if they want to pick manual or automatic gearbox. A rear-wheel drive is standard. For better traction and balance, especially in off-road conditions, we recommend all-wheel drive.
The weakest engine of the entire lineup is naturally-aspirated 3.0-liter V6 unit. It creates 95 hp. Famous D-4D system improves outputs to 165 hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. This one is one of the options for Tacoma Diesel truck for the US. Well, before it happens, a 3.0 mill must meet emission and efficiency standards of the specific market. If it doesn’t do it, the other option is a 2.8-liter inline-four. Of course, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner is using this one as well. The SUV with 2.8 engine can crunch 180 hp and up to 330 lb-ft of torque. Still, the base engine is a 2.4-liter D-4D with outputs of 150 hp and 250-300 pound-feet, depending on configuration. Only a 3.0-liter engine uses a five-speed gearbox. Naturally-aspirated drivetrain comes in pair with manual, and D-4D one sends power through an automatic transmission.
2020 Toyota Fortuner Release Date
Fortuner is the most popular in Indonesia and the Philippines. In these countries, buyers will see the most options for the 2020 Toyota Fortuner. There, the company is going to offer the most features, trim levels, engines, and drive modes. For example, the SUV is only a 4×4 in Australia and Russia. Buyers in the largest country in the world are choosing between a smaller petrol engine and 2.8 diesel, while the other one is the only drivetrain for Aussies.
Since the test mule is already going through tests, the 2020 Fortuner could appear soon. However, the company has other priorities, and we will also follow the situation with its siblings in other markets, including 4Runner and Land Cruiser Prado. All in all, by the end of 2019, or early in 2020. Fortuner will be in salons.