Developed in large part by Toyota’s Thai operations, the Fortuner has piggybacked the success of the Hilux and is now built in a number of countries including Egypt, Pakistan, India, Argentina and Indonesia. While the first generation Fortuner was developed in Thailand by Thai and Toyota fortuner 2016 brochure pdf engineers, the facelift version of the Fortuner, as well as the Hilux and the Innova, was designed in Australia by Toyota Australia, which is also responsible for developing the next generation of the Fortuner. Philippines, and is hugely popular in India.
The Fortuner is not offered in Japan, Europe, North America, China or South Korea. However, in some Central and South American countries and New Zealand, Toyota offers the Fortuner alongside the 4Runner and Land Cruiser Prado, like in Panama or Colombia. The first generation Fortuner was unveiled at the December 2004 Thailand International Motor Expo and released in early 2005. It is positioned below the Land Cruiser and above the RAV4. Initially the Fortuner was sold with 4 different types of 2 petrol engines and 2 diesel engines. All variants were offered in RWD or 4WD configuration, with 5-speed manual transmission and a 4 or 5-speed automatic transmission. Its high body model has been criticized as unstable, and not aerodynamic when running at higher speeds.
In August 2012, the 2. A number of engine options are available depending on the country of sale, including a 2. The common rail turbo intercooled diesel has functional scoop on its hood. 4 petrol model and replaced it with a two-wheel drive petrol version.
Toyota SW4 in petrol and diesel versions. Like in Argentina, it is known as the SW4 in Brazil. In this market there are two trims available. 2 traction, 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Launched in 2005, the Fortuner in Brunei is available in 2.