Toyota Hilux Swapping Faces with Toyota Fortuner Totally Makes Sense

Australia and Thailand have a new Toyota SUV created to withstand rugged terrain and whatnot, and it's based on the Hilux ute. By now, you figured out we're talking about the Fortuner, but let's make things confusing for fun's sake.
Toyota Hilux/Fortuner Face Off 3 photos
Photo: Theophilus Chin
Hilux/Fortuner Face OffHilux/Fortuner Face Off
It might have borrowed the Hilux's architecture and plenty of components from the pickup truck, but the Fortuner still has its own distinctive personality.

So how about some mind games? Theophilus Chin though it would be interesting to see how the Fortuner would look wearing the front end typically displayed by the Hilux. Also, the other way around was explored, and, as a result, the Hilux ended up wearing a 'mask' that reproduces the Fortuner's face.

These two virtual versions look pretty legit from where we're standing. The Fortuner seems to enjoy his utilitarian look while the Hilux is the proud carrier of a more aggressive facial expression.

It's almost like the two Toyotas watched Face/Off with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage and decided to do the same. Of course, this is Pixel Land we're talking about, so everything is possible.

Coming back to the real life, the Fortuner will offer 177 horsepower coming out of a 2.8-liter mill that is also good for 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

Also, the SUV's suspension package was developed and tuned by local engineers to meet Australia's harsh conditions while the interior can be configured to satisfy both the needs of a family or a crew of workers. Pricing details are not available yet, but should be made public in the following weeks.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories