Some images that apparently show the next-generation 2024 Toyota Fortuner have surfaced online, giving us a potential first look at the all new design.
The images appeared on Motorbeam social media today, and they depict a front grille and headlight arrangement not too different from the Corolla Cross. Particularly the headlights. The grille itself also appears to be more sophisticated with layering, and protrudes outward.
What we don’t know is if this is a next generation thing or just a facelift. The C-pillar at the back does look similar to the current/outgoing model, with a small kink upwards along the window sill. However, the door skins look more curvaceous and wrap around compared with the current model.
Toyota has been shifting its products to its TNGA platform over the recent years, including the latest Lexus GX. The GX will share much of its underpinning components with the next-gen Toyota Prado, which leaves the current HiLux and Fortuner as pretty much the only existing models not on TNGA foundations.
We’ve heard plenty of rumours about the next-gen Prado, with some reports predicting a new 2.4 turbo-petrol hybrid coming in for the first time. The Lexus GX also debuts the company’s 3.4-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol, which could make its way into the Prado in some markets.
These engines have no trouble being mounted to the TNGA-F platform, and it’s expected the next HiLux and Fortuner will borrow a similar setup. Official details are yet to be confirmed, however, Toyota has said that all of its core models will be offered with electrified powertrains from around 2025.
Toyota Australia recently confirmed the existing HiLux will adopt mild-hybrid technology next year. This isn’t full hybrid tech though, only minor assistance from a small starter-generator-type of system.
If these images are legit, we’d expect a full reveal very soon. Stay tuned.