Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Toyota. Originally assembled only in Thailand but later also in Indonesia and other countries, the Fortuner is built on the Toyota Hilux pickup truck platform. It features three rows of seats and is available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Fortuner is part of Toyota's IMV project in Thailand, which also includes the Toyota Hilux and the Kijang Innova. 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, India, Indonesia, Argentina and Pakistan. While the first generation Fortuner was developed in Thailand by Thai and Japanese 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. This car was the best selling in its category (SUV/PPV) in Thailand and the Philippines, and is hugely popular in Pakistan and India. The Fortuner is not offered in Japan, Europe, North America, China or South Korea. For the medium pick-up based SUV segment in those markets, Toyota offers the Hilux Surf (Japan), 4Runner (North America) and Land Cruiser Prado (Europe, Australasia and China). 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. Specialized variants with a naturally aspirated 5L-E engined is offered to governments, organisations and the UN alongside with other utility vehicles such as the Prado, Hilux, Hiace, and the 70 and 200 series Land cruisers. The name "Fortuner" comes from the English word, Fortune.



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