The New Fortuner facelift will be more electric. Toyota has officially confirmed the same in an official interview with AutoCar. Without a doubt, Fortuner is one of the most successful SUV in the domestic market. with last month’s sale number of 1800+ units.
New Fortuner Facelift Background
The second-generation model of New Fortuner was launched last year will host cosmetic changes. But now we already have an update that Toyota is working on the 3rd generation model of the New Toyota Fortuner. You can expect the updated model sometime by the second half of this year.
In an interview with Autocar Yoshiki Konishi, chief engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation. Updated that Toyota engineers are currently working on the more updated model of Fortuner.
Electric Power Steering in New Fortuner 2022
The new Fortuner facelift will offer a new electronic and electric architecture (E/E) with multiple feature updates. Firstly the SUV will ditch the current hydraulic power steering and offer more advanced electric steering. Which will make the drive a lot easier.
However, If EPS is introduced then Toyota has made a lot of changes in the electronic platform of the vehicle. It will really interesting to see how Toyota manages the calibration part compared to current hydraulic units.
Also, Toyota is working to introduce electronically controlled vehicle stability control (VSC). In the upcoming model. While the VSC already comes in the existing Fortuner model. The next-generation Toyota Fortuner facelift will offer a finer degree of control on the system that tackles different terrains.
New connectivity functions in New Fortuner
Connectivity is another front where Toyota is working. During with interview with Autocar, Mr. Konishi Said the new Fortuner facelift will offer functions like ADAS (Advance driver assistance system). Though current Fortuner already offers functions like lane departure warning, lane-keeps-Assist. Radar-based cruise control and pre-collision safety system in the international market.
Notably, Fortuner rivals in the market like MG Gloster and ford Endeavour. Already offers some safety features like Electric steering and ADAS which are touted by Toyota.
Body of Frame construction to continue in Toyota
Toyota is continuing with the current body-on-frame architecture. Explaining the rationale behind they explained our existing customers like the present construction. Also, it is best for offroading needs.
Hybrid Power terrian in the New Fortuner Facelift
The facelifted second-gen Fortuner 2021 is available in India with a 166hp, 2.7-liter petrol and a 204hp, 2.8-liter diesel engine. In light of tightening emission norms, Toyota is working to introduce high-efficiency powertrains. Hence, the new Fortuner facelift powertrain is expected to be engineered with some electrification like Diesel plus hybrid system.
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