The Toyota Fortuner, soulmate of the Toyota Hilux pickup on which it is based, has just received a facelift for 2012. It has already been revealed in Thailand, where it is built.
First introduced in 2005, the 2012 Toyota Fortuner receives a new frontal treatment similar to that of the 2012 Toyota Hilux. That includes new headlights, bumper and grille, along with different tail lamps, rear bumper and wheels. The 8-seater interior may have changed a bit, but we can’t be sure without comparing to an older model. The bonnet scoop is only turbodiesel models, which are not offered in the GCC.
That’s about it for the “new” model, as the engines remain the same. Expect the facelifted Fortuner to reach dealerships in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries by the end of summer.
Keep track of Middle East updates in the Toyota Fortuner buyer guide.