Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Toyota Fortuner Receives EEV Status, Up to RM16,000 Cheaper
Thanks to the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status by the Malaysian government, the retail price of the new Toyota Fortuner will be reduced by up to RM16,000, depending on variants.
With the incentives provided under the current National Automotive Policy (NAP), the new prices (OTR with insurance) of the Fortuner are as follow:
- Fortuner 2.7 SRZ 4×4 – RM 183,800
- Fortuner 2.4 VRZ 4×4 – RM 175,400
“We are grateful to the Malaysian Government for recognising the Toyota Fortuner as an EEV. Since the announcement of the current National Automotive Policy in January 2014, UMW Toyota Motor has strived to support the policy and assembling EEVs demonstrates our commitment. UMW Toyota Motor is working closely with Toyota Motor Corporation to identify future models which can be assembled locally and meet the EEV criteria,” said Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor.
Ravindran Kurusamy, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, “Besides meeting criteria relating to the fuel efficiency of the model, qualifying for EEV incentives also encompasses the level of investment made, transfer of technology, localisation of components, and economic contribution to the nation.”
He added, “As a result of the incentive, the savings gained have been passed on to customers. As such, the EEV incentive has helped to reduce the retail price of the model.”
In meeting the EEV criteria, the Fortuner 2.7-litre petrol engine and 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine have been tuned to achieve high fuel efficiency so that owners can travel for longer distances with the 80-litre fuel tank. Additionally, with the 6-speed electronically-managed automatic transmission, gear selection is always optimised to enhance fuel efficiency.
“The Fortuner is the first 4×4 SUV to qualify as an EEV, besides being the most affordable 4×4 SUV in its class. It is also the 4th Toyota model assembled in Malaysia which has EEV status besides the Camry, Vios, and the recently-launched Innova,” added Ravindran Kurusamy,
In term of safety, the Fortuner has been rated 5 stars by ASEAN NCAP for its improved structural strength and enhanced safety features which provide the best possible protection for the occupants.
Having been launched in May 2016, the specifications for the 2017 model are unchanged. The top grade features Bi-LED headlamps, Power Back Door, 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and 6-speed sequential automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The model has a reinforced chassis frame which maintains the legendary toughness or QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) of the model while comfort has been significantly improved not just with suspension revisions but also better sound insulation for much quieter cabin.
As with other models sold by UMW Toyota Motor, the Fortuner comes with a full 5 years warranty with unlimited mileage.