New Epic derivative of the Toyota Fortuner

Toyota South Africa Motors posted a 26% market share for March and one of the performing models was the Fortuner.

The seven-seater Fortuner which shares underpinnings with the Hilux now offers a new model, the Fortuner Epic. Toyota has decided to offer all 2.8-litre GD-6 in two Epic variants, the Fortuner Epic and Fortuner Epic Black, the latter featuring black accents for a pronounced visual styling. On the exterior, the Epic sees the addition of a branded nudge-bar and tow bar while the Epic Black variants get 18-inch alloy wheels finished in black, black roof, black roof rails and black side-view mirrors.

The Epic Black variant can only be selected with the contrasting Glacier White paintwork while the Epic can be selected with Glacier White, Chromium Silver, Graphite Grey or Avant-Garde Bronze. Both variants see the addition of metal scuff plates and Epic-branded carpets. The leather interior, soft-touch dashboard, dual-zone climate control, smart entry and push start, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, reverse camera, TFT Multi-Information Display, blue Optitron instrumentation, cruise control, steering switches, power-adjustable driver seat and power back door remain unchanged.

Driver-aid and safety systems such as the ABS, TRC, VSC, BAS, EBD and Hill Start Assist (HAC) remains in place while four-wheel-drive variants see the addition of Toyota’s A-TRAC off-road traction control logic and Downhill Assist Control (DAC. Bolstering this is the ‘On-the-fly’ selectable 2WD/4WD/4WD Lo. As mentioned these changes are only applied to the 2.8-litre GD-6 models with the 2.4 GD-6 and 2.7 VVTi Fortuner models left unaltered while the 4.0 V6 model is no longer being made. Toyota has also decided to exclude manual gearboxes in the Fortuner model line-up.


The Fortuner model comes with a six-services/90 000 km service plan and three-year/100 000 km warranty.


Fortuner 2.8 RB Epic 6AT                  – R 660 000

Fortuner 2.8 Epic Black 6AT              – R 670 100

Fortuner 2.8 4X4 Epic 6AT                 – R 729 000

Fortuner 2.8 4X4 Epic Black 6AT       – R 739 100

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