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Fixing Fortuner: Bring back the 4Runner and Surf

Oh Fortuner. If there was ever a car that seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the Australian new car market, it is Toyota’s HiLux-based 4WD wagon, the Fortuner. Launched in 2015, the Toyota Fortuner had all the right components for success...

New 2021 Toyota Fortuner gets a makeover and more power, due in August

The Toyota Fortuner has received a welcome facelift, with a new front and rear appearance, a power boost, and an increase in towing capacity to match or exceed most of its direct rivals. The biggest update to the Toyota Fortuner since the HiLux-based model went on sale in 2015 is due in local showrooms in August...

2021 Toyota Hilux and Fortuner: new spy photos 

UPDATE: The new HiLux has now been officially revealed. Details here. The updated Toyota HiLux has been caught on camera less than 24 hours before it is due to be officially unveiled. The latest photos appear to have been taken in the Middle East, where the crucial external changes were masked, and appeared overnight on Carscoops...

Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again

One of the most commonly asked questions accompnying each month's VFACTS sales report centres around which brand is winning the ute-based SUV sales race. These rugged body-on-frame, towing-ready offerings clearly have a dedicated following. For the sake of one argument, we do not include Toyota's pricier Prado in this sub-segment, but you could argue the case either way...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download:  Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA pricing and specs Mitsubishi MI-Tech, Super Height K-Wagon concepts teased 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8...

2020 Toyota Fortuner: AEB now standard

Toyota has joined Ford and Mitsubishi in offering potentially life-saving active safety technology standard in its ute-based family hauler, the Fortuner, upping pressure on Holden and Isuzu to follow suit...

Class action filed over Toyota DPF issues

A class action lawsuit against Australia's best-selling car has been filed in the Federal Court, over issues with the diesel particulate filter in 2015-18 Toyota HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models fitted with a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. Originally announced in December, the lawsuit could involve more than 250,000 vehicles...

Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins

Toyota Australia has started issuing a 'Customer Service Exercise Notification' for the Toyota HiLux and Fortuner fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Due to it not being a customer safety issue, this isn't classed as a 'recall' and is instead simply a notice calling for customers to visit their dealers for a fix...

Class action against Toyota over DPF issues being considered

Toyota Australia is facing a class action lawsuit over issues with the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) in 2015-18 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner vehicles powered by the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. According to the legal firm considering the claim, its clients have experienced "increased fuel consumption and a loss of power of the vehicle" because "hard deposits accumulating on the DPF oxidisation catalyst" stop it reaching the necessary temperature...

Toyota recalls 24,000 vehicles for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 23,964 vehicles across its 2015 Corolla, Fortuner, HiLux and Prius model lines over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the airbags to deactivate. According to the Japanese automotive giant, the insulations on the IC chips peel over time on affected cars, creating an open circuit...

2018 Toyota Fortuner pricing and specs

The Toyota Fortuner range has been updated this week, with prices slashed by at least $5000 despite the additional of new equipment across all variants. Kicking off the range is the GX, which has seen a price reduction of $5400, bringing the price of entry down to $42,590 before on-road costs for the six-speed manual...