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Toyota now offers manual transmission Fortuner

Toyota now offers manual transmission Fortuner image

Text: / Photos: | posted October 30, 2009 09:32

Answering the call of customer demand

After the successful launch of Toyota's improved IMV (International Innovative Multipurpose Vehicles) powerhouse last September, the Fortuner line-up is further expanded with the introduction of a new 4X2 2.5 G Diesel variant in manual transmission. "We have seen the demand for this variant especially for those who are looking for a powerful yet practical SUV which they can enjoy driving in the city. The addition of a manual transmission completes the Fortuner's line-up and we are confident that it will further boost sales towards the coming months," expressed Raymond Rodriguez, First VP for Vehicle Sales.

Like the rest of the variants in the line-up, the Fortuner 4X2 G Diesel Manual Transmission also sports a powerful and fuel-efficient Direct Injection Common-rail Diesel (D-4D) engine, double wishbone front suspension system which offers excellent stability and a smoother ride with 17" alloy wheels that provide a commanding road presence. It retains a spacious cabin with an automatic climate control system, while the rear ceiling air conditioner creates a comfortable interior environment.

The new variant is an addition to the current line-up composed of 4X4 G 3.0L Diesel, 4X2 G 2.7 Gas, and 4X2 G 2.5 Diesel variants. The new Fortuner 4X2 2.5 G Diesel with banual transmission retails for Php1.349-million.