2020 Toyota Fortuner First Look, Facelift, Engine, Release Date

The 2020 Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size crossover that is available in three trim levels. All trims are tech-rich and are offering upscale interior design. The exterior looks aggressive and stylish at the same time.

Brilliant design makes this crossover very appealing. The current model started a second generation, so the upgrades for 2020 are minor. However, some changes are visible, especially from the inside. Under the hood, Fortuner offers three drivetrain options. Fortuner isn’t a premium crossover, but the range-topping trim level will offer plenty of luxury.

2020 Toyota Fortuner

2020 Toyota Fortuner Changes and Updates

The all-new 2020 Toyota Fortuner comes with a small, but visible updates. The exterior will look modern and stylish. The mid-size crossover SUV will once again deploy the same platform that underpins the current Toyota Hilux model. The new model will be slightly more aggressive and the front end will look sharper.

LED headlights and LED daytime running lights are available. Also, the front bumper will get more sportiness and dual-slot grille remains. To the sides, the 2020 Fortuner will get a new character line that adds more style. 17-inch alloy wheels are standard once again. That means the 18-inch rollers are available as an option. The same 18-inch wheels are standard on the range-topping trim. The rear part will largely remain. The TRD Sportivo model will be also in the offer, and it will bring a sportier look.

2020 Toyota Fortuner interior

Cabin Looks More Stylish

The mid-size crossover SUV comes with a room for seven passengers across the three rows. Interior room is generous for this segment and legroom is ample in the first two rows. Third-row is recommendable for kids only. The base model will offer a good level of comfort thanks to the cloth upholstery. However, range-topping trim is offering premium leather seats as standard. The 2020 Toyota Fortuner also comes with more interior features.

The cabin already looks modern and new model will gain more standard amenities now. The base model will get more safety aids as well. Moreover, Bluetooth, 6-speaker audio system, navigation, and keyless entry will be standard. Infotainment system will get an update. Optionally, you can buy a premium 12-speaker JBL audio system.

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Powertrain Specs

Under the hood, the current Fortuner model comes with three engine options. The same three drivetrains will be available once again. The 2020 Toyota Fortuner offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine as standard. Diesel option generates 150 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine provides 178 horses and 308 lb-ft of twist. A 4.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline powertrain is available as well. This larger displacement provides 280 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque.

Also, gasoline engine offers a direct fuel injection system. Interestingly, all three units are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel-drive setup remains standard and four-wheel-drive system is optional once again.

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Toyota Fortuner 2020 Price and Release Date

The price of the forthcoming 2020 Toyota Fortuner will stay intact. That means the base model will cost around $40,000 or slightly above that. Real luxury starts with the Crusade trim level that is priced at $60,000. The mid-size crossover SUV will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020 and it will challenge models like Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Everest, and Honda CR-V.

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