Toyota Fortuner is a perfect blend of off-road worthiness with premium appeal. However, this one here gets a macho off-road bumper to have a blast on trails.
Toyota Fortuner is one of best 4X4 SUVs currently on sale in the country. It might miss out on the modern features such as a full-size panoramic sunroof or a space-age infotainment unit, but the SUV is capable enough to tackle the worst of the terrains. It comes with a capable 4X4 system that is powered by one of the most reliable diesel engines on the planet. Honestly, these are the credentials that are required to trot the globe. The Fortuner, however, comes with a plastic bumper to adhere to the pedestrian safety norms. The OEM-spec bumper on the Fortuner is not that a good piece of artillery to rock on a trail. Thus an off-road-spec bumper makes for a better choice. Here’s a Fortuner that has been fitted with one and looks gothic.
The bumper comes from Option 4WD, which is a Philippine-based brand that produces off-road accessories for various vehicles. In India, it is available via the ICON60_Autocustoms store. To contact the seller, interested buyers can reach out to them via Instagram. This bumper is made of military-grade aluminium, which has a high elastic point. To withstand the crash compliance, it is soft enough to undergo damage by absorbing the energy of the impact.
The bumper is designed with sharp cuts and creases. It makes the Fortuner in pictures look gigantic. To tow the vehicle in case it gets bogged down, two tow shackles are also mounted on this bumper. The sheet metal extends all the way to bottom-most part of the car, which gives the extra sense of security. With the metal skid plate in place, the chances of damaging the engine sump are reduced to a greater extent. Since this bumper is made up of Aluminum it would be free from the rusting issue for the entire life.
The Fortuner in the pictures appears to be lifted by certain inches with the combination of both body and suspension lift. The alloy wheels on the car are also aftermarket units. They are now shod with AT-spec rubber. The Fortuner comes with an approach angle of 29-degrees. With the off-road bumper, we are sure that the number would’ve increased by a fair margin. Talking of the other off-road credentials of the Fortuner, it features a departure angle of 25-degrees and a ramp-over angle of 25-degrees. Also, it has a claimed water wading depth of 700 mm, while its ground clearance is measured at 225 mm.