Images and details of the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner have been flowing out onto the Internet like a leaky faucet ahead of its debut just three days from now, and that doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon – the All-New Fortuner Club in Thailand has photos of an undisguised white example sitting on a petrol station forecourt, as well as a grey one on the road.

We’ve known what the Hilux-based SUV would look like since March this year, but these photos reinforce just how handsome this truck is, showing off its chiselled visage, slim head- and tail lights, strong, prominent haunches and blacked-out pillars that lend a “floating roof” look.


The interior is shown here as well; in place the new Hilux Revo’s swooping dashboard sits an upright unit that seems to take its cues from the GT86 sports car. It looks very premium, too, with a stitched dashboard, classy brown leather upholstery, a large central touchscreen, digital climate controls and a Camry-style instrument cluster with a large colour multi-info display.

Also revealed is the launch lineup in Thailand, which as expected includes the 177 hp/450 Nm 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV and 150 hp/400 Nm 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV engines from the GD family that take over from the current 2.5 and 3.0 litre options, as well as a newer 166 hp/245 Nm 2.7 litre Dual VVT-i petrol mill.

Only the base 2.4G gets a six-speed manual; the 2.4V, 2.7G and 2.8G receive the new six-speed automatic as standard, with only the 2.8 litre oil burner getting the option of four-wheel drive. We expect both the automatic gearbox and 4WD to be standard on our cars.

We also get a look at the equipment list – surprisingly, the standard kit list is vast and includes 18-inch wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, three airbags (including one for the driver’s knee), VSC (!), traction control and hill-start assist. Only a powered tailgate and side and curtain airbags (raising the count to seven airbags) are reserved for the V variants. So, what do you think of this new Ford Everest rival?