Martha A. George. toyota. May 20th , 2017.
Toyota introduced in Thailand SUV based on the new generation of the Hilux. The two models will be produced in Zarate, Argentina from November. Already confirmed the arrival of the pick-up to world, but the Fortuner yet. Technical, photos and videos, details below.
The Japanese brand introduced in Thailand the new generation Fortuner (called SW4 in other markets). This is the SUV with seating for up to seven passengers, based on the eighth evolution of Hilux pick-up.
Both models will be manufactured at the plant in Zarate Argentina, from November. And will go on sale before the end of the year in the whole region, including your Country, where the pick-up already confirmed their arrival, but not the Toyota Fortuner/SW4. The new generation of this SUV measures 4,795 mm long (90 is larger than the current model mm), while retaining the same wheelbase of 2,750 mm.
Designed to join the trend set by the new Hilux: modern and aggressive lines with a chrome grille and stylized headlamps. In profile, the beltline marks a break at the height of the second window, to distinguish it from similar models. At the rear has a spoiler on the rear window and for the first time, the tailgate will open automatically.
As usual, Toyota will offer versions with three rows of seats, but there will be more economic variants with five seats. Mechanical for Thailand are newly developed, the same as the new Hilux: 2.4 and 2.8 liter turbodiesel always. In addition, there will be a 2.7 naftera.
The 2.4 has a variable geometry turbo with 150 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque. It is combined with five-speed manual gearbox.
This engine will provide higher performance variant with 167 hp and 400 Nm, with six-speed automatic transmission (with paddles behind the wheel).
The impeller 2.8 turbodiesel, also with variable geometry, delivers 177 hp with 420 Nm (manual transmission) and 450 Nm (automatic). The gasoline engine yields 160 hp 2.7 and released a new six-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of transmissions, the big news is that the second lever to connect the double traction and reducing discarded. Now these mechanisms are operated from a button.
As for safety equipment, will have disc brakes on all four wheels, up to six airbags, stability control, traction control, downhill slopes assistance and hill start assistance.
In terms of information and entertainment, with a seven-inch screen (which is floating in the Hilux), in the case of New Toyota Fortuner is integrated into the center console.
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