Muscat: "I am in love with this car," admits Hamed. "It has everything I want — space, power, comfort, features and safety. On top of that I know if I need something to be done on it, there are experts from Saud Bahwan Automotive to do it for me … anywhere I may be, in Oman," he said.
The Fortuner Safari is truly a prized possession for many people. It is adorned with many attractive features that include coloured front bumper spoiler, sporty rear two-tonne bumper spoiler, 17" alloy wheels, chrome garnish on fog lamps, stylish side cladding panels, classy daytime running lights, expressive "safari" branding decal, striking chrome rear licence garnish, quality floor mats with "safari" logo — amongst others.
Inside, the Fortuner Safari's luxurious cabin greets one with an ergonomic interface — a horizontal theme instrument panel set within strikingly beautiful black wood grain panelling. Abundant storage spaces further reinforce the high-class character of this luxurious 4WD. Three rows of up-market leather seats lodge seven people comfortably. The third and second row seats can be quickly folded and stowed away to create large luggage space with room for big or long loads.
The Fortuner Safari offers an abundance of efficacy and comfort from front bumper to boot and is available in three grades: Fortuner 2.7L Premium, 4.0L Exclusive, and 4.0L Grand. Power is privilege, and the new Fortuner Safari is engineered for the discerning driver.
Toyota's advanced technology provides superior engine performance that guarantees optimum response and good fuel efficiency. The Genuine 4WD, all- new Fortuner Safari is equipped with an advanced large displacement engine and tough chassis for an uncompromising running performance, whether on-road or off-road. At the heart of the vehicle, is a V6 4.0-litre, 24-valve VVT-i engine that delivers output of 235HP and torque of 38.3 kg-m in SAE net.
The engine has been combined with a choice of five-speed manual and 4/5-speed automatic transmission with advanced electronics technology, to provide optimum shift control, making the Fortuner Safari easier to drive.