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Old 26th April 2012, 22:04   #406
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From Australia with Love
Toyota Fortuner | Toyota HiLux based SUV the Fortuner

Interesting article on SMH on how the Fortuner was designed and tested in Australia was the emerging markets. They have done a pretty good job, I must say . Not surprising, given that a 4WD can be thoroughly tested in the harsh offroading conditions of Australia - except high altitude/heavy snow and ice conditions.

EDIT: As per some of the comments seems the 2005 Fortuner was redesigned in Australia, not originally designed.

Wonder why the Fortuner is not sold in countries that don't have the Surf or 4Runner. Those countries don't have a VFM 4WD Toyta SUV below the Prado.

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Wonder why the Fortuner is not sold in countries that don't have the Surf or 4Runner. Those countries don't have a VFM 4WD Toyta SUV below the Prado.
As far as Australian market for Toyota SUVs is concerned, the Kluger may come closest to the Fortuner.
Over the few years that I have lived there, I've observed that the RAV4 and the Kluger are most sold Toyota SUVs in Australia.

Ford has a better placed car for large SUV segment with the 'Territory'; and competes with the Prado.
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As far as Australian market for Toyota SUVs is concerned, the Kluger may come closest to the Fortuner.
Over the few years that I have lived there, I've observed that the RAV4 and the Kluger are most sold Toyota SUVs in Australia.

Ford has a better placed car for large SUV segment with the 'Territory'; and competes with the Prado.
Kluger is a softroader, the Aussie version of Highlander afaik. Not a body on frame 4WD with low range - and not as tough.
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Found out this Fortuner with a peculiar set of stickers in Navi Mumbai.
Wonder if these are affixed after some TRD kit like modification..

Or maybe the owner just got carried away
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Found out this Fortuner with a peculiar set of stickers in Navi Mumbai.
Wonder if these are affixed after some TRD kit like modification..

Or maybe the owner just got carried away
I think its definetly an aftermarket addition. Toyota would either make thier Factory Logos in Chrome or Golden. I doubt whether they would offer el-cheapo red on a 25 lac vehicle.
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I think its definetly an aftermarket addition. Toyota would either make thier Factory Logos in Chrome or Golden. I doubt whether they would offer el-cheapo red on a 25 lac vehicle.
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This is definitely an aftermarket addition.

The "turbo" is a cheap copy of the "turbo" from Porsche 911. "OFF ROAD" looks even bad. Take a look at the hideous mud flaps with reflectors.
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been busy with work so could not complete my ownership review but that will be up by next week.
I have successfully connected the rear factory fitted reverse camera to my aftermarket pioneer 8490 after 15 days of sleepless nights with a local technician without cutting the original wires.Also got the steering controls working with pioneer.
Have fitted mega audio head rests,Aftermarket sun visors,
Original toyota fender mirror,stay tuned for loads of pics and ownership review.
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been busy with work so could not complete my ownership review but that will be up by next week.
I have successfully connected the rear factory fitted reverse camera to my aftermarket pioneer 8490 after 15 days of sleepless nights with a local technician without cutting the original wires.Also got the steering controls working with pioneer.
Have fitted mega audio head rests,Aftermarket sun visors,
Original toyota fender mirror,stay tuned for loads of pics and ownership review.
Will wait for the reviews, and it would be great if you can provide pointers on connecting the steering controls to the aftermarket system.
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I thought it was Indians who were always unfortunate to have stripped down vehicles, as a cost cutting measure. Please have a look at the Toyota Fortuner sold in Kenya, it seems severely under powered and lacks several features though appears similar.

https://www.toyotakenya.com/products...e88061426ccd58
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Hello all

This is my first post here.Very glad to be a part of such an esteemed community!
I have recently bought the beast which is an automatic variant. Its the Silky Gold color (really love it).I had a few questions regarding the new fortuner -

1. What tyre pressure (psi) is the optimum? I know toyota reccomends 30 psi but dont you think its too low for such huge tyres?
2. The DVD system only works with Handbrakes on. Can this be rectified by an outside job of disconnecting the wire and will that void some warranty?
3. I came to know about the toyota insurance policy and how they charge extra (around 30k) than others. I have already taken it. So can i cancel it now and use other options like TATA AIG? Will there be any fine or something or am i supposed to get FULL REFUND of 84k as its been only 8 days now?
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This is my first post here.Very glad to be a part of such an esteemed community!
I have recently bought the beast which is an automatic variant. Its the Silky Gold color (really love it).I had a few questions regarding the new fortuner -

1. What tyre pressure (psi) is the optimum? I know toyota reccomends 30 psi but dont you think its too low for such huge tyres?
2. The DVD system only works with Handbrakes on. Can this be rectified by an outside job of disconnecting the wire and will that void some warranty?
3. I came to know about the toyota insurance policy and how they charge extra (around 30k) than others. I have already taken it. So can i cancel it now and use other options like TATA AIG? Will there be any fine or something or am i supposed to get FULL REFUND of 84k as its been only 8 days now?
Welcome to Tbhp and congrats on a great buy. Do post some photos of your beast as this is a rare colour on Tbhp. Regarding your queries -
1. 30 psi is ideal even for these huge tyres. You can try anything between 30~32psi according to your comfort/efficiency needs.
2. Warranty will be voided for sure but it can be tried off market. though with company fitted sets it is more of a futile exercise.
3. I doubt if you will be able to cancel and get a refund so easily. I too took Toyota Insurance but bargained a huge discount at the time of taking the policy. Even after that it costed me around 15K extra from the quote I got from open market. But it gives additional peace of mind of cashless transactions across Toyota dealerships in India.

Do start a ownership thread with lots of photos. You can follow my thread here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...uilt-last.html
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Hello all

This is my first post here.Very glad to be a part of such an esteemed community!
I have recently bought the beast which is an automatic variant. Its the Silky Gold color (really love it).I had a few questions regarding the new fortuner -

1. What tyre pressure (psi) is the optimum? I know toyota reccomends 30 psi but dont you think its too low for such huge tyres?
2. The DVD system only works with Handbrakes on. Can this be rectified by an outside job of disconnecting the wire and will that void some warranty?
Congratulations on the fine ownership, would like to see some pictures ( never seen the Fortuner in this color).

1. It is better to go by the recommended tyre pressure, ride quality would be compromised (read stiff) with extra pressure.
2. The local accessory guy would be able to disconnect the connection between the hand brakes and the DVD. unless it involves cutting of wires, there should be no impact on warrenty.

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Thank you so much for your replies people. Yes i will be posting pics as soon as i return from my office today. Its really a unique color which looks classy. Actually its more of light Gold color. Its very light and as a result the color doesnt come IN YOUR FACE. Its very subtle. Pics coming soon

Also, is there any MAJOR difference between toyota insurance and TATA AIG? I mean if i take TATA AIG i will be able to get my car repaired from toyota showroom and refunded by TATA right?
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Hi guys, as promised i have posted pics of my fortuner. Enjoy. In real it looks more amazing! In fact i had asked the toyota salesman regarding this color and he told me it is the 2nd highest booked color after white. One of the reasons is that its metallic and looks majestic and other is that white is becoming too common and people cannot differentiate between the new and the old unless they look at the alloys or front.

Also can anyone answer : is there any MAJOR difference between toyota insurance and TATA AIG? I mean if i take TATA AIG i will be able to get my car repaired from toyota showroom and refunded by TATA right?
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