Toyota was not kidding around when it promised to launch significant-general performance variations of all the things it sells. That announcement was designed in February 2019, but the GR portfolio really debuted in September 2017 at residence in Japan with Gazoo Racing-branded versions of small hatchbacks, sedans, and even minivans.
The lineup is composed of three layers of overall performance, with the entry-stage kinds carrying the GR Sport badging, followed by GR, and the GRMN. Toyota’s hybrid hypercar with all over 1,000 horsepower will be positioned at the pretty prime and will be complemented by an LMDh race car as section of the firm’s FIA WEC plan. In the meantime, the GR loved ones retains growing, with the Fortuner GR Activity serving as the hottest addition to an now expansive selection.
Hold out, what is a Fortuner? On sale given that 2004 and at present in the sixth year of the second-technology model’s existence cycle, the Fortuner can be finest explained as an SUV equal of the Hilux pickup truck. A great deal like the not too long ago launched Land Cruiser GR Activity, it can be a body-on-body SUV with Gazoo Racing branding, which might seem to be a bit baffling because we usually affiliate the word “sport” with on-street functionality fairly than off-highway chops.
Released this 7 days in Indonesia, the Fortuner GR Activity comes to swap the old TRD Sportivo branding, and because it can be a GR Activity model somewhat than a hotter GR or GRMN, the variations are confined to beauty upgrades. It is really supplied exclusively with a 4×2 setup, that means we are working with a rear-wheel-push SUV.
Presented completely with a 6-velocity automatic transmission, the Toyota Fortuner GR Sport is driven by both a 2.7-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline motor producing 161 hp and 242 Nm (178 lb-ft) or a 2.4-liter turbodiesel great for 147 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It gets the exact same oily bits as the other versions of the ladder-body SUV as Toyota reserves mechanical tweaks to the GR and GRMN products.
The Fortuner is not the only model from Toyota Indonesia to get the Gazoo Racing treatment method contemplating the Yaris supermini is also out there as a GR Sport, together with the Hurry modest crossover, the pint-sized Agya metropolis auto, and the Veloz minivan.