Rumour: Next-gen Toyota Fortuner coming in 2022

The 3rd-gen Fortuner could get a hybrid powertrain.

According to a media report, the third generation Toyota Fortuner is likely to be unveiled by 2022.

The main highlights of the third generation Toyota Fortuner are as follows:

ENE architecture

The Fortuner will be based on a new electronic and electrical (ENE) architecture. It will retain its body-on-frame construction.

Electric power steering (EPS)

The SUV could ditch the current hydraulic power assisted steering for an electric power steering (EPS).

Updated safety tech

The third-gen Fortuner is expected to get a revised Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system that is said to offer better control over different terrains.

The new model will get a more Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in addition to features like lane departure warning, pre-collision safety system and radar guided cruise control that are available on the second generation model.

Hybrid powertrain

According to Yoshiki Konishi, chief engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation, we can expect the third-gen Fortuner to get some form of electrification. Without revealing the exact details, Konishi pointed out that Toyota has both strong hybrid and mild hybrid powertrains in its engine portfolio.

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