PERFORMS LIKE A SUPERSTAR
New Toyota Fortuner pairs stylish design and advanced connected technology with off-road capabilities
Mohamed Naser Al Sayer & Sons launched the new Fortuner 2021, introducing a refreshed design and upgraded features that promise a more refined experience for drivers and passengers. The seven-seater Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) builds on the model’s heritage as a stylish yet durable SUV with four-wheel-drive powered off-road capabilities.
In view of the current circumstances and complying with guidelines of Kuwait authorities, ALSAYER held a digital premier, live streaming the event in Toyota Kuwait social media accounts for valued partners of Toyota as well as distinguished members of the press and media. The event was attended by Scott McNicol General Manager Sales, Bader Faisal Al Sayer Deputy Marketing Manager representing Toyota Kuwait.
According to Scott McNicol “As you know Toyota believes always customer first. Toyota offers true peace of mind -- as well as an emotional, fun to drive experience. Creating Ever Better Cars with newer technologies is more than just words -- it’s a mission and we are dedicated to making sure that our products exceed all customer expectations. Fortuner, which debuted in 2006, won a solid reputation for quality and durability. So far over 800,000 units have been sold around the world.”
“Over the past 15 years Fortuner has emerged as a market leading model in the mid-size SUV segment. Since its launch in Kuwait, it has achieved excellent sales and remarkable reputation in both retail and fleet sectors. Fortuner is an unstoppable SUV, adding depth to the strong Toyota SUV product line-up” commented Bader Faisal Al Sayer.
The new Fortuner’s exterior design has been notably enhanced, with its large front grille and silver bumper strips creating a stronger sense of rigidity and dependability. The SUV’s appearance also benefits from newly designed Light Guiding Headlights with Daytime Running Lights, together with a pair of stylish LED Guiding Taillights that make it stand out after dark.
Drivers and passengers can enjoy a range of intelligent features designed to increase convenience and safety that not only make for a highly comfortable drive, but also a more elegant way to get out there and explore. These include an 8-inch Audio-Visual Navigation touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as the T-Connect app by Toyota. The innovative T-Connect app creates a seamless connection between the vehicle and driver to offer peace of mind in all driving conditions, make car maintenance a much simpler task, and bring occupants a wide variety of entertainment content for a more pleasurable ride.
The Fortuner is available with a choice of highly efficient petrol engine options. The petrol engines include a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 164 hp and 245 nm of torque, and a 4.0-liter V6 engine that churns out 235 hp and 376 nm of torque. The Fortuner’s 6-speed automatic transmission maximizes engine potential and features multi-stage gears that are optimized to improve drive force in the low-speed range. The gear ratios have been set to provide a strong acceleration with powerful torque, making the car highly capable for off-road adventures.
As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the new Fortuner, which incorporates a comprehensive array of features designed to protect its occupants. These include SRS airbags for the front seats along with a knee airbag for the driver, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Warning System (TPWS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), among many others.
Available in eight distinctive exterior colors, the new Fortuner provides customers with the opportunity to express their individuality. These include the new Sparkling Black Pearl CS, which offers a classic stylish look while emphasizing the SUV’s commanding presence. Meanwhile, the interior is available in two sophisticated color palettes, Black and Chamois, which create a warm atmosphere and contribute to the vehicle’s premium feel. Further expressing its elegant yet sporty character, the new Fortuner comes equipped with a choice of 17-inch or redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels.