Toyota has launched the Epic and Epic Black variants of the Fortuner in South Africa and they will be available with the 2.8L diesel engine only.
Toyota Fortuner is sold in plenty of countries across the world. It has recently been updated with BS-6 engines in our country. However, in South Africa, Toyota has launched the Epic and Epic Black variants of the SUV. With these new variants, Fortuner gets itself a set of cosmetic updates on the outside as well as on the inside. The Epic and Epic Black variants will only be offered with the 2.8L diesel engine with optional 4X4 drivetrain.
The Epic Black variant of the Toyota Fortuner gets a nudge guard, tow hook, new alloy wheels, and dual-tone painjob.
Starting with the Epic variant first, it gets a nudge guard on the front with ‘EPIC’ inscribed on it. On the rear, it gets a tow hook to pull a trailer. The changes on the inside include metallic scuff plates for the door sills and a set of custom floor mats. The Epic Black variant, on the other hand, features black treatment for the nudge guard, outside rearview mirrors, alloy wheels, and the roof, giving it a dual-tone paint job. Also, the design for the alloy wheels for the Epic Black variant is also different from that of the regular version of the car. These Epic and Epic Black variants will be available in 4 colour scheme only, namely Glacier White, Graphite Grey, Avant-Garde Bronze, and Chromium Silver.
Talking of the powertrains, the Fortuner is offered with a 2.7L petrol, 2.4L diesel, and a 2.8L diesel engine in the South African market. The 2.7L unit is good to belt out 165 PS/245 Nm, while the 2.4L diesel churns out 150 PS/400 Nm. The largest of the lot – 2.8L diesel whips out 176 PS/450 Nm. The 2.7L petrol and 2.8L diesel are offered with a 6-speed AT as standard, however, the 2.4L can be had either with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. The 4X4 drivetrain is also available as an option with the diesel engines. The petrol, however, misses out on 4X4 even as an option.
The Fortuner comes loaded to the gills in terms of features. It gets all the features with these new variants, such as a touchscreen display for the infotainment unit, keyless entry and go with push-button start-stop system, reverse camera, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, steering mounted audio controls, powered tailgate, and power-adjustable driver seat.