The retail price of the 2017 Toyota Fortuner will be reduced by up to RM16,000 depending on variant effective today, as it now qualifies as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) recognised by the Malaysian Government, making it the first 4×4 SUV to be recognised as such.
With the incentives provided under the National Automotive Policy (NAP), the new prices of the Fortuner are RM175,400 for the 2.4 VRZ 4×4 and RM183,800 for the 2.7 SRZ 4×4, OTR with insurance for Peninsular Malaysia.
“Since the announcement of the current National Automotive Policy in January 2014, UMW Toyota Motor has strived to support the policy and assembling EEVs demonstrates our commitment.
“UMW Toyota Motor is working closely with Toyota Motor Corporation to identify future models which can be assembled locally and meet the EEV criteria,” said UMW Toyota Motor deputy chairman Akio Takeyama.
Besides meeting criteria relating to the fuel efficiency of the model, qualifying for EEV incentives also encompasses the level of investment made, transfer of technology, localisation of components, and economic contribution to the nation.
“As a result of the incentive, the savings gained have been passed on to customers. As such, the EEV incentive has helped to reduce the retail price of the model,” said UMW Toyota Motor president Ravindran Kurusamy.
In meeting the EEV criteria, the Fortuner 2.7-litre petrol engine and 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine have been tuned to achieve high fuel efficiency for longer distances on a full 80L tank.
Additionally, with the 6-speed electronically-managed automatic transmission, gear selection is always optimised to enhance fuel efficiency.
It is the fourth Toyota vehicle assembled in Malaysia to be given EEV status, after the Camry, Vios and Innova.
As the Fortuner is new in the Malaysian market, having been launched in May 2016, the specifications for the 2017 model are unchanged.
The top grade includes Bi-LED headlamps, power back door, 7 SRS airbags, vehicle stability control (VSC) and six-speed sequential automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
As with other Toyota models sold by UMW Toyota Motor, the Fortuner comes with a full five-year warranty with unlimited mileage.