This super-capable SUV, designed primarily for Asian and Australian markets, is about to get a full redesign. Those are the attest reports we are getting from our reliable sources and it looks like the changes are going to be pretty big. Although the officials are still quiet, many sources suggest a lot of significant changes, which will include new powertrain options, electrification and many more. The new model should arrive sometime in the next year, as the 2024 Toyota Fortuner.
Once again, the Fortuner will share most of its parts with Hilux, which is also about to get completely redesigned in the next year. We expect to see the new platform, as well as a completely new exterior design. Interior design changes are also a certain thing and despite the novelties, the new generation won’t change its nature. It will continue as a genuine BoF SUV, with excellent off-road performances but improved on-road manners.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, changes will be significant. What we expect to see is a new model, riding on the company’s new TNGA-F platform, which already underpins models like Tundra and Sequoia, as well as the luxurious Land Cruiser. Therefore, the new model will continue as a body-on-frame SUV. The new platform will open a whole spectrum of new possibilities, including possible electrification.
Of course, the new platform will improve on-road manners, thanks to the lower center of gravity, new suspension setup etc. However, the focus will remain on off-road performance, where this SUV really shines. So, count on a rugged-enough suspension, as well as a full load of off-road goodies, starting from things like locking differentials, skid plates, a two-speed transfer case, hill-descent control etc.
When it comes to the exterior design, we expect big changes. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is styling. The current model looks nice but we expect that the new generation will look way more aggressive. We presume that the front end will take a lot of inspiration from other Toyota SUVs, such as Sequoia and Land Cruiser 300.
The overall shape should bring a bolder and more muscular appearance. On the other hand, we don’t expect bigger changes regarding dimensions. The new model will continue with the same wheelbase, which is relatively short for the segment but which ensures great off-road potential. The same is with the rest of the proportion, which should go far away from the outgoing model.
Naturally, we expect this redesign also to bring a completely new interior. The current cabin looks nice but we expect that the new generation will bring notable improvements. This particularly refers to things like dashboard design, which should come with more car-like aesthetics. Also, we count on finer materials, as well as more tech features, including a new infotainment system.
Considering that exterior dimensions probably won’t change, we presume that the amount of passenger space will remain pretty similar. We expect to see a couple of spacious and comfortable seats, while the third row will be relatively tight. The cargo area should also be generous.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Engines
The current model comes with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which was updated a few years ago and now features 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. We are pretty sure that this engine will carry on in the generation. Some sources also speculate about a version of this engine that comes in pair with a mild-hybrid system.
It is also expected that the new 2024 Toyota Fortuner will be offered with a petrol engine. Some sources speculate about the new 3.4-liter turbo V6, which puts out 348 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque.
Finally, there is a chance to see a hybrid version. That powertrain would probably be based on a 2.4-liter turbo-four and the max output would probably go around 350 horsepower.
At this point, we can only talk about the fuel efficiency of the turbodiesel, which probably won’t be much different compared to the outgoing model. Therefore, you may expect something like 8L/100km combined.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2024 Toyota Fortuner could arrive already in the second half of the next year. The Australian version should go around A$50.000. Models like Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will remain key competitors.