- Stylish SUV features a spacious interior with a three-row seven-seat configuration
- Occupants benefit from enhanced connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, together with Toyota’s innovative T-Connect app
- Available in a range of engine variants, the redesigned vehicle offers both power and finesse
- Advanced safety features provide greater peace of mind for drivers and passengers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 November, 2020: Introducing a refreshed design and upgraded features that promise a more refined experience for drivers and passengers, Al-Futtaim Toyota, the exclusive Toyota distributor in the UAE, has today launched the new Toyota Fortuner. 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.
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 touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as the T-Connect app by Toyota with Connected Service. The innovative T-Connect app creates a seamless connection between the vehicle and driver to offer peace of mind in all driving conditions and make car maintenance a much simpler task. The driver can also view vehicle information such as mileage, warning, fuel consumption and cruising range on the T-Connect Smartphone APP.
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 Chamois creating a warm atmosphere and contributes 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.
About Al-Futtaim Toyota
Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota is exclusively distributed in the UAE by the Al-Futtaim Automotive Division, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over 6 decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008. In addition to the large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV options, Al-Futtaim Toyota introduced Camry Electric Hybrid Vehicle (HEV) in 2008 to taxi operator fleets, in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE.
In 2016, Prius, the world’s most popular HEV for over 20 years was launched in the country, in order to actively support UAE Vision 2021’s environmental targets. 2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society. As part of the program, the Mirai is being showcased to a number of key government stakeholders and is taking part in a number of events to give the public an understanding of what the future of zero-emissions motoring could look like. 2019 witnessed the launch of the first Hybrid SUV in the UAE from Al Futtaim Toyota, the RAV4 Hybrid, and the first Corolla Hybrid Electric ever which joined the UAE’s Hybrid Nation to set new benchmarks for clean motoring.
While the Yaris Hatchback monopolizes the compact range, the Sedan series offers a wide choice of vehicles such as Yaris Sedan, Corolla, Camry and Avalon. The SUV range comprises the legendary Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, FJ Cruiser, Fortuner, Rush and RAV4. As for the MPV line-up, it features Innova, Previa and the 7-seat Avanza. The LCV range covers the Land Cruiser Pick-up, Hilux, Hiace and Coaster. Dedicated to the purists’ sports car is the front-engine rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86.
In September 2019, after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, much to the delight of fans and loyalists across the country. With the all-new fifth-generation model, the legendary name returned to set the roads ablaze with a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story.
Continuing its history of providing quality products that meet the demands of the market, the Al-Futtaim company also introduced the luxury people mover – the new 2020 Granvia in the UAE. With the launch of the latest Granvia, Al-Futtaim Toyota is committed to taking charge of the growing demand for high-end shuttles.
Changing the rules of the compact-SUV game in one bold stroke, in May 2020 the all-new C-HR arrived in the UAE. The daringly innovative Compact-SUV combines adventurous design with a responsive drive and class-leading eco-friendly technology to bring the future of the Compact-SUV to customers.
About Al-Futtaim Automotive
Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main four operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.
Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.
Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.
Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.
By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day