The capable SUV has been around for a full 15 years. The current generation has been on the market since 2015, so various reports are suggesting that the 2020 Toyota Fortuner could receive some notable updates. At this point, exact details are still unavailable, but we presume it will be a typical facelift, with the focus of visual modifications. The new model would get a new face, more up to date and closer to the company’s new design language.
Still, keep in mind that this SUV is designed for a specific market, so there is a big chance to see a number of distinctive details as well. On the other side, there is a scenario that the new model will be completely adapted to Toyota’s new styling philosophy and the main reason for that is potential arrival to the U.S. market. In any case, we should see the new model by the end of the year.
2020 Toyota Fortuner Changes
The list of changes for the 2020 Toyota Fortuner should be quite long. Of course, the focus will be on visual upgrades, as we already mentioned. Still, keep in mind that changes in other aspects are possible as well.
When it comes to the styling, we count on a fine list of new details. Of course, most changes will come at the front, where we expect to see things like new grille, new bumper and maybe even some revisions on headlights. The rear end shouldn’t change too much, though minor tweaks to the rear bumper and taillights are possible. Of course, we also count on typical facelift updates, on things like new color options, new sets of wheels and similar things. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same.
Is there a chance to see the 2020 Toyota Fortuner in North America?
According to some reports, we could easily see this SUV in the offer for the North American market. Allegedly, Toyota wants to replace the aging 4Runner and the Fortuner seems like a perfect alternative. If this happens, expect a facelift that would bring much more changes and which would bring the SUV’s aesthetics much closer to the brand’s latest design language.
However, chances for such a scenario aren’t big at the moment.
Once again, it depends on the company’s decision to offer 2020 Toyota Fortuner in North America. Such a move would require some interior rework as well, in terms of slight dashboard revisions, new materials and more standard equipment. On the other side, if we presume that this won’t happen, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner will continue in the same way, with a familiar cabin layout. This means a durable and functional cabin, with capacity for seven passengers and a decent cargo area.
2020 Toyota Fortuner Engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota Fortuner will definitely continue with a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel as the main engine for this capable SUV. This engine delivers around 177 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which seems like a good measure for an SUV of this size. For those who prefer gasoline, there is a well-known 4.0-liter V6, the same one that powers the 4Runner. The engine delivers 278 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque and ensures excellent performances. It is also one of the most reliable engines on the market, though we must say that it’s also quite thirsty.
The eventual arrival to North America would probably mean a new engine under the hood. Of course, the Tacoma’s 3.5-liter V6 is the one that comes to mind.
2020 Toyota Fortuner Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Fortuner is about to hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, it won’t change too much, but keep in mind that it largely depends on the market. In Australia, base models go around 33.500 dollars.