Almost every SUV today comes with all-wheel drive but they’re mostly for urban use extra traction when driving in slippery and wet conditions but what if you need something that can be a proper off-roader but can apply itself when it’s back on the tarmac? Here’s where the Toyota Fortuner comes in.
The Fortuner is equipped with all the necessary convenience features expected of a modern urban SUV including wireless charging, glovebox with cooler, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, surround-view monitor, powered tailgate, and LED lighting all-round.
When the going gets tough, there are features such as the Auto LSD, Downhill Assist Control (DAC), seven airbags, and in the case of the 2.8 VRZ Fortuner we had, it was even fitted Lane Departure Alert, Pre-collision system, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
These features are part of the Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance system which also includes a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
Under the hood is a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine paired to a 6-speed automatic, like in the Hilux 2.8 Rogue, with 204 hp and 500 Nm.