The Toyota Fortuner , also known as the Toyota SW4, is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Toyota. Originally assembled only in Thailand but later also in Indonesia and other countries, the Fortuner is built on the Toyota Hilux pickup truck platform. It features three rows of seats and is available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Fortuner is part of Toyota’s IMV project in Thailand, which also includes the Toyota Hilux and the Kijang Innova (in Indonesia). Developed in large part by Toyota’s Thai operations, the Fortuner has piggybacked the success of the Hilux and is now built in a number of countries including Pakistan, India, Argentina and Indonesia.
While the first generation Fortuner was developed in Thailand by Thai and Japanese engineers, the facelift version of the Fortuner, as well as the Hilux and the Innova, was designed in Australia by Toyota Australia, which is also responsible for developing the next generation of the Fortuner.
This car was the best selling in its category (SUV/PPV) in Thailand and the Philippines, and is hugely popular in India.