The 2024 Toyota Fortuner is one of the most anticipated models for the new season. Big changes are on the way for the entire segment. Not only Fortuner, but the carmaker is also redesigning Land Cruiser Prado and Lexus GX. Those SUVs are covering different markets. But, all of them have one thing in common – superb off-road capabilities. The focus will be to keep them. Looking at the rest of the offer, we can say that Prado and Lexus are upscale models. The main market for Fortuner is in the region of Pacific Asia. The company is not showing the intention of expanding it to the rest of the world.
Definitely, the SUV needs big updates, outside and inside. A facelift from 2020 didn’t help too much. The competition is not allowing any time for relaxation and Toyota must do everything to keep its vehicles competitive. So far, the Japanese company is doing a great job. It is a leader in innovations and sales. Now, it is time to show off and shine with the new 2024 Toyota Fortuner.
There is no enough information about details. But, we need to be patient. Experts are also analyzing rumors about Land Cruiser Prado and Lexus GX. Toyota is already testing the Prado. A new engine is very likely for all of these SUVs. So, not only the fresh look, but the 2024 Toyota Fortuner is going to be a full new package.
Engines and Specs
A 2.8-liter D-4D is one of the best engines in the world. The company is not giving it up, that is for sure. In the USA, there is no diesel units under the hood of Toyota vehicles. But, in the rest of the world, oil burners are quite popular, especially for such big rigs. So, the 2024 Toyota Fortuner sticks to the turbodiesel configuration that can deliver more than 200 hp and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. Engineers will revisit the system and maybe squeeze more power.
Manual transmission shifts power to wheels. A 2WD is standard. Optional upgrades are 4WD and automatic transmission. Toyota also presented the new Direct4 all-wheel drive. We’ll see how it is going to work on the new Fortuner. A 2.4-liter diesel engine won’t be an option anymore. Instead, you can pick a petrol unit. A 2.7-liter is a reliable and potent engine with 170 hp and 245 Nm. Still, a diesel configuration seems to be more exciting, especially after the discontinuation of the 4.0-liter displacement.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Hybrid
Let’s discuss about more efficient systems. The 2024 Toyota Fortuner hybrid is definitely something we might see. The company already delivered such a setup for the Highlander. Now, a more rigid Fortuner might introduce the hybrid configuration. The first advantage coming to our mind is fuel economy improvement. On the other hand, the worry is how this system can affect off-road skills and overall performance.
A 2.4-liter petrol engine can be combined with electric motors to crack 250 hp. At the same time, gas consumption is dropping. If the company manages to get the Fortuner hybrid to 8 l/100 km, it would be a huge result. Currently, the big rig consumes more than 10 l/100 km. So, a hybrid will definitely be a good option to those seeking for a more efficient road drive.
2024 Toyota Fortuner Facelift
While the existing engines can be carried over with small updates, the styling of the SUV needs a lot of work to be done. Both outside and inside. Land Cruiser Prado is already in the advanced stages of the redesign, and spy shots are showing that. But, there are no photos of the new 2024 Toyota Fortuner and its prototypes. As soon as test mules step on streets, we will update the review with more details.
Special Editions and Release Date
As an off-road specialist, we expect to see 4×4-based packages for the 2024 Toyota Fortuner. Fans are mentioning the TRD upgrades. But, since the vehicle is also available in Australia, it can borrow some options from the Hilux ute, which comes in Rogue and Rugged variants there. Or, the SUV can use some special equipment. The Fortuner GR-S is one of the trims that drew the most attention. We’ll see if the Gazoo Racing team is going to continue the work on the new SUV with modified parts and upgrades. Anyway, this is definitely the best upgrade the vehicle can get.
The new 2024 Toyota Fortuner will be out in mid-2023. Land Cruiser Prado might appear a bit earlier. By then, we’ll also know what is going on with the Lexus GX. So, at this point, we are limited with the details about the new lineup of big SUVs. But, as soon as one of them debuts, there will be more info about the others.