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2009-06-02 08:33
To go along with its recent facelift, Toyota SA's limited edition Fortuner Epic has grown a few more hairs on its chest, too.

In addition to the styling changes seen on the turbodiesel models introduced earlier this year - a revised front end with a new headlamp design and redesigned rear clusters, retractable side mirrors and wheel sizes increased from 16- to 17-inch - these Epic 4.0-litre petrol V6 Raised Body and 4X4 Automatics add a few cosmetic details, too.

The front nudge bar, finished in black, and the stainless steel side steps both carry the Epic logo. This Fortuner also has a blackened grille and towbar, and a rear bumper sill protector and number plate backing in black. 

An embroidered carpet set with and load area mat are included.

Wood trim, increased range

Inside the cabin, further additions include six-way power adjustment for the driver's seat, air conditioning with separate controls for the front and rear occupants, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and cruise control. As for safety features, side and curtain airbags are standard.

The Sand Beige seat upholstery remains although further additions to the cabin include wood inserts for the centre console and power window switch surrounds.

A more functional improvement is that the fuel tank capacity is now 80 litres, an improvement of 15 litres over the regular Fortuner.

Both the Fortuner Epic Raised Body and 4X4 V6 4.0 models are fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission. The 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine produces 175 kW with maximum torque of 376 Nm.

The limited Fortuner Epic is finished in Glacier White, Sterling Silver Metallic and Sahara Gold Metallic. Prices are R367 200 for the Raised Body 4X2 and R407 500 for the 4X4 model.

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