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    I don't think it would worry them one bit pac.
    A feature squeezed in just as many other opponents offerings that are useless but great for the "list" of ticks for the brochure.
    If its a real concern for those inclined having a true 7 seater they have to buy the larger SUV.

    I'm with vztrt these additional rear seats offered in any of these SUV's are cop out BS, talk about OE's squeezing anything they can making out what a great feature - bollocks !
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    http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/i...03-giqmd1.html

    I like that you can get a manual across the range. Not sure about the extra bits on the dash...they look like the usual pox Toyota treatments.

    Inside the new Toyota Fortuner

    HiLux-based wagon takes a different approach to seven-seat rivals.

    August 4 2015 - 7:33AM
    David McCowen


    The new Toyota HiLux (top) and Fortuner (bottom) share key equipment.

    Toyota has offered a glimpse inside the new Fortuner SUV, its HiLux-based rival to the likes of the new Ford Everest.

    The manufacturer promised that its seven-seat HiLux spinoff will offer refinement, premium materials and "a high level of standard features across the range".

    Expected to arrive in October for a significantly sharper price than the Everest, Toyota's model looks set to follow existing models such as the Mitsubishi Challenger by focusing on rugged ability and value rather than technology.


    Inside the new Toyota Fortuner.

    It's not likely to be available with the suite of advanced driver aides or multi-terrain drive settings offered on the Everest, but it's also likely to cost far less than the $80,000 or so on-the-road Ford wants in exchange for its top model.

    The Fortuner has a key advantage over the Everest and others in its segment in that its steering wheel offers telescopic and height adjustment, allowing drivers to get more comfortable for longer trips.

    It has airconditioning vents for all seen occupants and full-length curtain airbag coverage now considered par for the course in family-oriented wagons.



    The new Mitsubishi Challenger (left) and Ford Everest (right) will take on the Fortuner.

    On the tech front, mid-range GXL and top-end Crusade models fitted with a manual transmission feature a racecar-like rev matching function that blips the throttle on downshifts to match engine and transmission speeds.

    Toyota is offering the option of a manual transmission across the range unlike Ford, which believes Australian buyers would rather leave the job of shifting gears to an automatic transmission.

    The Fortuner shares the bones of its cabin with the HiLux, but has a softer approach to details. A thicker dash top joins what the marque describes as "a dominant, vertical centre console" with sides trimmed in leather when ordered in Crusade form.

    The brand also differs from Ford in that Toyota offers a choice of light or dark chocolate or caramel coloured leather trim in the Crusade, while Ford Australia has decided that local customers will be restricted to charcoal trim as there is not enough demand for its lighter tones.

    he Fortuner features a 7.0-inch touchscreen and reversing camera across the range that makes the Everest's entry-level 4.2 inch screen seem stingy, but a 220-volt power outlet standard in all Everest models is restricted to the top-end Fortuner Crusade.

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    Not saying 7 seats are for everyone, but being in sales we love picking on features others don't have. It is part of the selling process, this in the Fortuner is a beauty. We sell Isuzu, this picture shows the MUX's much smarter solution. Toyota really didn't use a sensible solution in our opinion and we will be pointing it out. A lot.


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    haha, yer ok understand.
    Got to point out plus's negative's vsing competitors.
    Fortuna achilles heel is old design - I type of thought they have thrown it in the mix to muddy the waters in haste.
    Some will buy - I'd be surprised if it gains high sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Some will buy - I'd be surprised if it gains high sales.
    That badge has lots of power over here.

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    You don't have to tell me but this is pigeon holed - its not a clear cut typical Toy model to market.
    Just as pc shows with the rear 7th seat - its just added in, Thailand market doesn't say anything of it being a 7seater where its most success it has had, again due to price but here its kind of in between. Smart spoiler move when you think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacificfordqld View Post
    Rav4 - Kuga
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    What about EcoSport? I know they're small but if you look closely...
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    http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/t...20-gkdjw8.html

    Toyota Fortuner Australian pricing revealed

    Slotting between the Kluger and Prado, Toyota's Hilux-based Fortuner offers a sub-$50k diesel option to the brand's seven-strong SUV lineup.

    The all-new Toyota Fortuner Toyota's seventh SUV will start from $47,990 as a manual and $49,990 for an auto.

    Based on the Hilux underneath it shares its engine and front half but uses unique coil spring rear suspension and a wagon body on top the Fortuner provides an important towing and off-road alternative to the similarly sized Kluger, which is based on a Camry and gets a V6 petrol engine.

    The new nameplate, which in some ways steps in for the 4Runner of the 1990s, undercuts the conceptually similar Ford Everest - a car priced from $54,990 and is the same starting price as the Holden Colorado 7. But the Fortuner is more expensive than other rivals such as the Isuzu MU-X ($45,600) and Mitsubishi Challenger ($42,490).

    The Fortuner will be offered in three models, all of which get three rows of seats to accommodate seven people. The entry-level GX ($47,990 for the manual, $49,990 for the auto) gets a reversing camera, cruise control, 7.0-inch touchscreen controller, Bluetooth, three 12V power outlets and a cooled glovebox. There's also curtain airbag safety (as part of the seven-airbag package) and ventilation to all three rows.

    But the GX gets 17-inch black steel wheels, rather than the alloys of others.

    Step up to the GXL ($52,990 as a manual, $54,990 as an auto) and it picks up 17-inch alloy wheels, smart key start and entry, rear parking sensors, tinted windows, roof rails and front foglights. There's also a leather steering wheel, auto up-down for all windows and a more advanced and detailed trip computer, although like all Fortuners there's no digital speedo built in.

    There is also more off-road help in the form of downhill assist control.

    At the top of the range is the Crusade ($59,990 for manual, $61,990 for auto), which gets 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a powered tailgate, climate control ventilation, satellite-navigation, digital radio, powered driver's seat, a 220V power outlet, partial leather trim (it's mixed with fake leather).

    The Fortuner is powered by a new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel the same engine recently fitted to the Hilux and Prado making 130kW of power and up to 450Nm of torque with the auto transmission (420Nm for the manual).

    It is rated to tow up to 3000kg with the manual gearbox and 2800kg with the auto.

    Is has a part-time four-wheel drive system, which means it can only run in rear-wheel drive on bitumen roads. Choose four-wheel drive there's also a low-range 4WD system and a locking rear differential for serious off-road work.

    Underneath it shares its solid steel underbody protection with the Hilux.

    The approach angle is 30 degrees and the departure angle 25 degrees. It can drive through up to 700mm of water and has ground clearance is 279mm.

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    Car Advice review.

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/390434/t...rtuner-review/

    Positive
    Sharp pricing with long list of standard features; comfortable seats with plenty of interior room; very impressive off-road

    Negative
    Fuel economy on test a long way off claimed figures; ride quite firm on some surfaces; booming in the cabin over corrugations

    Overall 7.5/10

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    If Ranger = Hilux, then Everest = Fortuner.
    That is what people will see.

    There may be extra tech in the Everest, but the image in people's minds of where it is placed in the market will dictate the price expectation.



    The Everest must have some low hanging body/suspension. only 225mm ground clearance vs 279mm, but the Everest wins with 800mm wading depth vs the Furtuner's 700mm.

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