UMW Toyota Motor, in a press statement today, has released the improved 2013 Fortuner SUV for the Malaysian market. Said to be inspired from customers feedback, the popular SUV now comes with a new wheel colour and black interior to give off a more impressive and luxurious image.
While still looking very much the same, the 17-inch twin-spoke design wheels feature a new dark grey colour and the interior gets a new black leather upholstery instead of the sandbeige colour theme, found in the current offerings.
The 2.7V variants gets fine silver stitching on the leather upholstery with the new black dashboard matched to the new design black woodgrain that, supposedly, conveys a prestigious and high-class image. The 2.5G variant gets fabric upholstery and silver elements on its new black dashboard. All variants are fitted with ISOFIX attachment points for added passive safety.
The diesel 2.5G variant is priced at RM171,305, while the 2.5G TRD Sportivo is offered at RM174,789. The petrol 2.7V is priced at RM179,024, and the 2.7V TRD Sportivo is at RM182,482. All are on-the-road prices and comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty.
IMPROVED TOYOTA FORTUNER
Developed with the concept of “Advanced and Prestige”, the Fortuner has received improvement to freshen its image in its segment. The improved Fortuner has received upgrades in exterior with 17-inch new dark grey rims and black interior to bring more impressive and luxurious image. Not compromising on its safety features, it comes with ISOFIX, the new additional passive safety feature. The improvements as inspired by the customer feedbacks, makes it greater value for money with no price increase.
From all angles, the Fortuner has a stylish appearance with modern elements such as the wrap-around rear glass panels and flush body panels. The Fortuner 17-inch rims now come with a new dark grey color finished while maintaining its twin-spoke design. This enhances the Fortuner premium look.
In response to customer feedback, the previous sandbeige colour theme for the cabin has now been changed to black. Apart from projecting a high quality image, the black interior colour also suits SUV usage better. For a touch of class, the black combination leather upholstery of the Fortuner 2.7V variant has fine silver stitching. The driver also gets a 6-way power adjustable seat, enabling a comfortable position to be obtained without effort. The Fortuner 2.5G variants have fabric upholstery.
The dashboard, centre console and door trims also changed likewise in order to complement the new black interior color of Fortuner. For the Fortuner 2.7V, the new black dashboard is matched with the new design black woodgrain that conveys a prestigious and high-class image. In contrast, the Fortuner 2.5G with the new black dashboard is combined with silver elements to accentuate an advanced image.
For 2013, new Passive Safety is the provision of ISOFIX attachment points. Parents having small children would be pleased to know the fact that the improved Fortuner has ISOFIX anchorage points. These anchorage points provide convenient, easy and secure installation of compatible childseats at the second row.
As with all the models offered by UMW Toyota , the Toyota Fortuner range comes with a 3-year/100,000 kms (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 improved Fortuner will be priced at On The Road price (Individual private registration with insurance, metallic color, Peninsular Malaysia) :
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.7V (P) A/T TRD Sportivo : RM182,482
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.7V (P) A/T : RM179,024
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.5G (D) A/T TRD Sportivo : RM174,789
TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.5G (D) A/T : RM171,305