Car companies love to be able to make the most of an all-new model, and the best way of doing that is by adding body styles to an existing platform.

Following on from the release of its latest generation HiLux, Toyota turned its attention to creating a more civilian-focused version of the rugged offroader. The result is the seven-seat Fortuner wagon – which can claim to be at least partially Australian, thanks to a good deal of input from Toyota Australia engineers during its development.

Explore the 2018 Toyota Fortuner Range

Launched in 2015, Toyota has recently refreshed the Fortuner wagon line-up and lopped off a sizable chunk from the recommended retail pricing to boot. Does the base model GX stack up not only against its stablemates, but other four-wheel drive (4WD) wagon competitors?