Apart from the Toyota Avanza, the highly popular Fortuner midsize pickup-based SUV has also received the GR Sport treatment. The Toyota Fortuner GR Sport has made its debut in Indonesia and is also in line with Toyota’s transition from TRD (Toyota Racing Development) to Gazoo Racing for its accessories and performance line of vehicles.
Unlike the Avanza, the Fortuner GR Sport receives a more subtle upgrade. Sportier front and rear bumpers adorn this sportier Fortuner, though they don’t look wildly different from the standard Fortuner. As for the LED headlights with separate LED park lights and LED taillights, the design echoes the Q variant that’s being offered in the Philippine market. Completing the sportier look are the dark chrome elements, new 18-inch wheels, GR side graphics, and the obligatory GR emblem at the rear.
As for the interior of the Fortuner GR Sport, the design remains largely unchanged from the standard model. Spec-wise, Indonesia’s Fortuner GR Sport sits somewhere in between the Philippine market Fortuner V and Q, which means you get features like leather seats, a hands-free powered tailgate, power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat, and a 360-degree camera system. Unique to the Indonesian Fortuner is a rear entertainment system.
The Indonesian Fortuner GR Sport is available in two engine choices, both in rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration and equipped with a 6-speed automatic. There’s a 2.4-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 149 hp and 400 Nm of torque and a 2.7-liter inline-4 gasoline engine producing 163 hp and 247 Nm of torque, in which the latter gasoline engine has been discontinued in our market.
As for safety, the Fortuner GR Sport comes with the usual plethora of airbags, hill start assist, traction and stability control, emergency stop signal, but not the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver-assist systems.
The launch of the Toyota Fortuner GR Sport coincides with the 50th anniversary of Toyota Indonesia (Toyota Astra Motor). Do you wish for Toyota Motor Philippines to offer this sportier Fortuner in our market?