The Japanese carmaker has revealed the 2020 Toyota Fortuner Epic for the South African market. The model comes in four variants spread across two trims (Standard Epic and Epic Black), priced from R6600,000 to R739,100. Both trims are packed with a 2.8L diesel engine that’s good enough for 177bhp. Transmission duties are done by a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The new Fortuner Epic range can be had either with the 2WD or 4WD drivetrain system. Read – Upcoming Big SUVs To Rival Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour
The 2020 Toyota Fortuner Epic has received some upgrades over the standard model. Both trims carries a branded nudge-bar and tow bar. Features such as dual-tone design with black roof and roof rails, all-black 18-inch alloy wheels and black side view mirrors are exclusively offered on the new Fortuner Epic Black trim. Buyers get four colour options to choose from, namely, Chromium Silver, Glacier White, Avant Garde Bronze and Graphite Grey.
Interior has also been upgraded with an Epic branded carpet and metal scuff plates. The list of features include a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and navigation, smart entry and push start, TFT multi information display (MID), dual zone climate control, reverse camera, cruise control, power back door, power adjustable driver seat and Blue Optitron instrumentation.
Similar to the regular model, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner Epic comes equipped with multiple airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), vehicle stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, brake assist and traction control.
In India, the Japanese carmaker will bring in the Toyota Fortuner facelift sometime this year. The updated model will witness minor design changes including a new front grille with multiple slats and inserts, newly-designed headlamps, revised front bumper, new body cladding and a new set of alloy wheels. Inside, the SUV might get an updated infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, new seat upholstery, steering wheel and gear lever. Engines and transmissions are likely to remain unchanged.