The 2016 Toyota Fortuner was recently spotted in Malaysia by reader Dysaclicks. Released in Thailand in mid-2015, local 4WD enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath for the Fortuner. Since one has already been spotted, perhaps it is due for release soon?

Australia has already received their version of the Fortuner, which comes with a 2.8 litre 1GD-FTV turbodiesel with 174 hp. The Fortuner is also due in the Indonesian market, where it is released in three variants.

In Thailand, the Fortuner comes with three engines, the 2.4 litre 2GD-FTV turbodiesel that pushes out 150 hp at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm from 1,600-2,000 rpm and the 2.7 litre petrol four cylinder that puts out 166 hp at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with the third option being the 1GD-FTV turbodiesel.

Local rivals for the Fortuner in 2016 are the Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Isuzu MU-X. No word yet on pricing or specifications, but what do you think it is? Leave your thoughts and opinions in a comment.

GALLERY: Thailand-market 2016 Toyota Fortuner