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Toyota Fortuner: the first test drive

Knead the mud behind the wheel of Toyota Fortuner second generation.

Reason: first test frame SUV Toyota Fortuner.

Place: Orenburg, Russia.

Here are the stream car effortlessly.Here are the stream car effortlessly.

Impressions: a shelf frame SUVs, Toyota has arrived. On the Russian market brought the Toyota Fortuner second generation. I have to say, this is not the car that was produced in Kazakhstan for the domestic market. The Fortuner was first generation, and was collected in the period from June 2014 to December 2016.

The “second” Fortuner was first introduced on 16 July 2015 at the same time in Australia and Thailand and sales started in the winter of 2016. Like the Hilux pickup truck, it is built on a new global IMV platform (Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle) for SUVs and pickup trucks with rear-and all-wheel drive.

The suspension moves large and to the wheel, had to move into a very deep ditch.The suspension moves large and to the wheel, had to move into a very deep ditch.

Spring rear suspension — the main difference between Fortuner from related pickup Hilux, which has rear leaf springs.Spring rear suspension — the main difference between Fortuner from related pickup Hilux, which has rear leaf springs.

At the core of Fortuner frame from the pickup Hilux, which has seriously modified in 2015. Increased thickness and optimized cross-section cross-members, added structural strength and stiffness in bending and torsion. The frame is more resistant to deformation by strengthening the fixing of all structural members. All this had a beneficial effect on handling and driving comfort. All-wheel drive the machine is implemented on the basis of Part-Time, that is, the front axle is connected directly and rigidly. To block nothing. And plug it in motion at speeds up to 100 km/h.

Steering wheel adjustable for height and angle. There is a heated area of the grip. The USB connector is only one and not highlighted.Steering wheel adjustable for height and angle. There is a heated area of the grip. The USB connector is only one and not highlighted.

The backrests of the front seats is quite good for an SUV, lateral support. In the driver’s seats can be electrically adjustable.The backrests of the front seats is quite good for an SUV, lateral support. In the driver’s seats can be electrically adjustable.

The glove box double. Cover the top leather trim.The glove box double. Cover the top leather trim.

After a short ride you can praise the work of the brakes. The slowdown predictable. However, significant curb vehicle weight in kg 2260 still felt. From the steering I would like a little more spice. As for ride, it depends on the tires. The test machines are installed off-road tires GoodYear Wrangler dimensions 265/60 R18. C such machine seemed harsh. On clean asphalt tires the ride should be much better.

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The third row seats are attached to the sides and do not conceal the space in the trunk.The third row seats are attached to the sides and do not conceal the space in the trunk.

However, frame SUV should be shod in such “toothed” tires like we do. After all, the element of these machines is not the city, and recessie primer. In General, bus handy. Without them just anywhere. We crawled in the deep ruts, crossed the river, descended the icy slopes. Here has done an excellent electronic assistant descent from the mountain (DAC). He is intelligent was holding the car during the descent of the steep hills. It only remained to work the wheel.

Claimed fording depth of 700 mm. a Claimed fording depth of 700 mm.

Fortuner is offered with only a diesel engine capacity of 177 HP and 6-speed automatic transmission. Of two trim levels: “elegance” — 2 599 000 RUB., and “Prestige” — 2 827 000. the Car is manufactured in Thailand. Out and bringing to the Russian market. Versions with manual transmission for Russia is not provided. But the modification with a 2.7-liter gasoline engine from the Prado, which adapted to the 92-th gasoline will appear in the first quarter of 2018.

Prospects: in Russia there is another real SUV. That’s good. The potential of the machine is great, and we were able to verify this.

Brake lights and Parking lights in led Fortuner. Incandescent bulbs are installed in the sections of the turn signal and reverse. They are located at the bottom of the headlights.Brake lights and Parking lights in led Fortuner. Incandescent bulbs are installed in the sections of the turn signal and reverse. They are located at the bottom of the headlights.

Rating: a real SUV, the main advantages of which is not disclosed on the city streets, and on the Russian directions. Off-road Arsenal is sufficient. Importantly, attached is also appropriate tires. Then Fortuner will reveal its full potential. On the roads near Nugushskoe reservoir, we were able to verify this.

Details: ZR, 2018, No. 01.

Toyota Fortuner: the first test drive

Photos: Toyota and author

Toyota Fortuner: the first test-driveto: Homann Maxim “Behind the wheel”

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