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2012-12-18 09:39

FORTUNER BUGET VERSION: The new Fortuner 2.5 D-4D SUV is seen as a budget version of the best-selling lifestyle vehicle.

Toyota has added an entry-level four-speed auto gearbox to its Fortuner SUV line-up.

The new 2.5 D-4D auto slots in just above the 2.5 D-4D manual (autos are always more expensive than stick-shifts), the latter the most affordable entry point for Fortuner ownership.
 
At the heart of the Fortuner 2.5 D-4D VNT auto is a sophisticated engine (also just added to the Hilux bakkie range) able to deliver expressive performance for a four-cylinder engine. Maximum power is 106kW, maximum torque about the same as the three-litre D-4D at 343Nm and available from 1600rpm.

'GREAT VALUE'


The Fortuner is one of South Africa's most popular SUV models and top in its segment. Toyota also claims it is the best-selling privately bought vehicle in the country and had a radical cosmetic rework in 2011 "that made it an even more good-looking vehicle".

"However," the automaker adds, "great value for money and legendary off-road ability remain the pillars of the Fortuner range. Add seven-seater versatility, an 80-litre fuel tank and a five-year or 90 000km service plan and you have an unbeatable, go-anywhere family package."
 
Toyota believes the addition of the auto transmission will make the 2.5 D-4D even more popular.

Have  R350 400 (incl. VAT) ready.

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