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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Rugged SUV sales: MU-X beating Pajero Sport, Everest, Fortuner and Colorado 7

We get asked a lot of questions about the sales performance each month of Australia’s fleet of rugged, ute-based family off-roaders. We speak for the Ford Everest, Holden Colorado 7, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner, based respectively on the Ranger, Colorado, D-Max, Triton and HiLux...

Toyota Fortuner ground clearance downgraded from 279mm to 225mm

Toyota Australia has backpedaled on Toyota Fortuner ground clearance, downgrading the originally quoted ground clearance from 279mm to 225mm. We questioned this figure at the Fortuner launch last year, given how much higher the figure was in comparison to other vehicles in its category. Toyota Australia assured us the figure was correct at the time...

ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...

Toyota Fortuner pricing and specifications

Note: Toyota has downgraded Fortuner ground clearance from 279mm to 225mm. The first Toyota Fortuner to be sold in Australia will start from $47,990 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia next week. The launch of Toyota's HiLux-based SUV comes at a critical time for the Japanese manufacturer, with Ford also launching its ute-derived SUV, the Everest, and Mitsubishi soon to launch its Triton-based Challenger...

2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed

The interior of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been revealed ahead of its arrival in local showrooms at the end of October. Official local images of the Fortuner’s cabin come a little over two weeks after Toyota Australia took the wraps off the exterior design of its new diesel-powered HiLux-based seven-seat SUV, which will support the petrol-only Kluger and challenge the likes of the forthcoming Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Challenger, as well as the Holden Colorado 7 and Isuzu MU-X...

2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed for Thai market

The cabin of the all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been revealed this week, courtesy of a new promotional website launched for the Thai market. The new Australia-bound Fortuner made its first official appearance last week, revealed at simultaneous events in Sydney and Bangkok as a nod to the important role both nations have played in the new SUV’s development...

2016 Toyota Fortuner - who will buy it?

With the arrival of the all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner later this year, the Japanese brand's SUV line-up will hit six models. The all-new Fortuner will be sold in the same space as the petrol-only Kluger and FJ Cruiser, as well as the Prado and LandCruiser 200 Series, while the smaller RAV4 can't be forgotten...

2016 Toyota Fortuner revealed in Sydney ahead of Australian debut

The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV has been unveiled at simultaneous events in Thailand and Australia ahead of an October sales debut this year. The Japanese brand's new rugged off-road model - which is based on the new-generation Toyota HiLux - is to that ute as the Ford Everest is to the Ranger, the Isuzu MU-X to the D-Max ... you get the idea...

2016 Toyota Fortuner without disguise - UPDATE

The 2016 Toyota Fortuner — the company’s new-generation HiLux-based SUV — appears to have been captured sans disguise in Thailand ahead of its expected world premiere next week. If these images — which we’ve sourced Top Gear Philippines and Ferd — are legit, then it appears the Fortuner will get a sleeker set of headlights and a very different V-shaped grille, to differentiate itself from its ute sibling...

2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV spotted in Thailand

The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV - a spin-off from the new-generation Toyota HiLux - has been spied on a semi-trailer in Thailand ahead of its global premiere this month. The all-new Fortuner has previously been confirmed for the local market, where it will likely slot in between the RAV4 and Prado models...