New Gen Toyota Fortuner launch could happen in late 2016 or early 2017.
All New Gen Toyota Fortuner has been spotted testing in the Indian market. The SUV with heavy camouflage was seen for the first time in Bengaluru which also has the TKM headquarters.
The new Gen Fortuner made its international debut in 2015 and the India launch was expected early in the year. However Toyota chose to focus on the Innova for this year.
Toyota Fortuner was imported in India in 2015 for R&D and localisation of parts and shares many of its components with new Innova Crysta.
The new Fortuner gets a complete make over and looks a lot radical compared to the outgoing model.
Long feature list
The New Gen Toyota Fortuner is with a long list of equipment similar to the Innova such as Bi-Beam LED Projector Headlight, Auto Light Control System with Follow-me-home, Light Guiding Rear Lamps, Electrically with jam-protection Tail gate and lots of chrome elements on the exterior.
On the inside the interiors are very premium with Chamois cream Leather and Synthetic Leather Seat’s Material, Sport and Power Driver Seat 1st Row Seat (Leanable / Adjustable), and LED Illumination System with reading lamp.
The SUV also gets Cruise Control, Upper Box (Cool Box), USB/AUX Port, FM/AM and DVD Touch Screen, Bluetooth for Hand-Free and Music player and Navigator System Support T-Connect
In terms of safety the SUV comes with LED Daytime Running Lights, Back Camera, A-TRC Traction Control (TRC), Down Hill Assist Control (DAC), 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, BA and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
Engines and Transmission
Engine options include two diesel engines: a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre, and a petrol motor of 2.7-litre capacity could be considered to avoid diesel bans in states like Delhi NCR and Kerala.
The 2.4L produces 148 BHP and 400 Nm of torque while the 2.8L generates 175 BHP and 450 Nm of torque.
Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The top-end 2.8-litre variant will likely get the All-Wheel Drive setup, while the entry-level variants will come with rear wheel drive.
The Fortuner will be priced a lot more than the current model with prices starting from Rs. 25 lakhs for the base and going upto Rs. 35 lakhs for the top 4×4 Automatic.