LAUNCHED IN INDIA: ALL-NEW TOYOTA FORTUNERPosted On: November 7, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
Toyota has launched the all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner in the Indian market at a starting price of INR 25.92 lakh for the manual petrol variant and goes up all the way to INR 31.12 lakh for the automatic diesel trim. The new Fortuner has been launched in six different drive options. The new-gen Fortuner now comes with an array of new and improved features including a new and powerful engine, stylish exterior and luxurious interiors.
A perfect combination of brawniness and sports utility, the new Fortuner comes with a host of design and cosmetic changes. It is based on the new ‘Toyota New Generation Architecture’ (TNGA) platform, which also underpins the new Toyota Innova Crysta. In terms of looks, the new Fortuner gets a sleek profile as compared to its predecessor. The redesigned front fascia gets wraparound headlamps with bi-xenon projector lights and LED daytime running lights,dual slat V-shaped chrome grille and a sculpted bumper with chrome accented round foglamps enclosures. From the sides, the new Fortuner gets sleek character lines and a lowered roof providing a taller stance.
Similarly, the rear gets LED taillights, rear spoiler, shark fin antenna and an electric tailgate which also comes with a memory function to set the maximum opening height for the tailgate as per the owner’s preference.
Inside, the cabin now gets an upmarket feel with metallic accents and leather upholstered seats.The spacious interior gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters (top variant), accessory socket in all rows, cooled upper glove box, LED co-ordinated cabin lighting and much more.
The new Fortuner comes with two engine options – a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a 2.7-litre dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine. While the diesel unit produces 174 hp and 450 Nm of torque, the petrol unit delivers 164 hp and 245 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.
Safety features include 7 SRS airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake distribution), Brake assist, hill-start assist control (HAC), vehicle stability control (VSC), emergency stop signal (ESS) and downhill assist control (DAC).