Toyota has just confirmed significant price reductions on the 2018 Toyota Fortuner range.
The price reductions range from $5,000 to $5,500 on the Toyota HiLux based seven-seat SUV and come along with a 2018 update of the model.
The changes bring in a new sub-$43,000 starting price for Fortuner.
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Fortuner hasn’t been the sale success that Toyota might have expected when the model was launched locally in 2015.
Larger stablemate Prado has seen strong sales increases over the past few years, while Mitsubishi’s Pajero Sport is consistently well in front of the Toyota offering in the sales race, as well as Isuzu Ute’s MU-X.
VFACTS data shows Toyota delivered just 190 Fortuner SUVs last month, nearly 20% less than the same month last year.
But, for 2018, with sharper pricing (outlined below) and an upgrade, things might just start turning around.
Some of the changes coming to Fortuner for 2018 include the standard fitment of alloy wheels (replacing steel wheels in lower-spec models) and rear parking sensors.
The GXL grade Toyota Fortuner picks up satellite-navigation as standard, along with Toyota Link connected mobility and digital radio.
A dark brown leather-accented interior is also coming online as an option for buyers of GXL Fortuner with automatic transmission.
And the top-spec Fortuner Crusade adds an 11-speaker JBL audio system, heated and power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats and LED fog lamps.
2018 Toyota Fortuner Pricing:
- GX manual – from $42,590 ($5,400 reduction)
- GX auto – from $44,590 ($5,400 reduction)
- GXL manual – from $47,490 ($5,500 reduction)
- GXL auto – from $49,490 ($5,500 reduction)
- Crusade auto- from $56,990 ($5,000 reduction)
Tony Cramb is the sales and marketing boss at Toyota, he says the Fortuner now makes a whole lot more sense for Aussie families.
“Fortuner’s updates are based on specific feedback from our dealers and our guests, reflecting Toyota’s commitment to continuous improvement,”
“The added features further boost the appeal of Fortuner, which is recognised for offering the space, comfort, convenience and quality of an SUV while delighting owners with its prodigious off-road ability.”
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