2008 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

Posted on Oct 6, 2009 by


Competing in the mid-size sport utility vehicle
segment, ’s Fortuner makes its presence felt being a
‘good-buy’ for buyers looking for reliability as well and value
for money. Actually built and destined for some Asian, African and
Latin American countries, Toyota felt the need to have an mid-size
SUV under the 100,000AED bracket in the Middle East and so extended
the Fortuner to this part of the world too.

At 1.85m tall, the Fortuner is lankier than most
supermodels but its style is subjective. With a well-proportioned
body, bulging wheel-arches and chunky tyres, Toyota designers have
attempted to give the Fortuner a ruggedly handsome appearance. Some
like it and some don’t!

Since the SUV is quite tall as compared to the
competition, passengers will have to climb up into the cabin rather
than walk straight into it. Three rows of seating take the Fortuner
into the legions of a full-size SUV at the price of a mid-size SUV.
Legroom in the third row is tight with the high floor forcing an
awkward seating posture. If extra boot space is required, the
rearmost seats fold away to the side, rather than into the boot floor
as is the norm for seven-seaters.

Although the Fortuner shares its platform with
Toyota pick-up range, its styling is pure SUV with hints at the Lexus
RX (though a tad bigger in this case). It mates true go-anywhere
ability with space for seven, in a value-packed price.

The Fortuner is available here with a four-cylinder
2.7-litre unit as well as a 4.0-litre V6 engine and can be had with
either a two-wheel-drive or a four-wheel-drive system.

Technical Specifications
Engine     2.7-litre 4-Cyl   4.0-litre V6
Power     158 Bhp   235 Bhp
Torque     241 Nm   343 Nm
Transmission     Manual/Automatic   Manual/Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams
77,500 upto 126,500*

* Prices are indicative and
may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms.
Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

One Response to 2008 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

  1. Petunia Reply

    April 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

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