Toyota Fortuner Preview
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the launch of the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo in India for a price of Rs 31.01 lakh (Ex showroom, New Delhi) just in time for the festive season ahead. The new Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Edition is available in 4x2AT variant and is designed and developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The Fortuner TRD Sportivo has undergone a series of cosmetic changes while continuing with the same mechanics under the hood. Bookings of the Fortuner TRD Sportivo are already underway and is on display at all Toyota dealerships across India
The new Toyota Fortuner is more attractive, sleeker and powerful than the model it precedes. Built on Toyota’s highly modular New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform, the SUV has skimmed extra weight, aiding improved ride quality and handling. Sporting an edgy design, the second generation Fortuner looks sleeker, yet it retains the buff look from the predecessor. Inside the cabin, it looks plusher and gets new equipment such as the touchscreen infotainment system, new instrument cluster etc. One of the major changes made to the new Fortuner is the introduction of new powertrains producing more power than the engines they replace.
With rivals getting an overhaul it was time Fortuner received updates to retain zenith in the segment. Underpinning Toyota’s highly modular TNGA platform the all-new Toyota Fortuner is stiffer and lighter than its predecessor, which means it can take on tough terrains with much ease. Visual changes made to the new Fortuner have transformed it into a better looking SUV as it sports new features such as dual-projector headlamps, twin-slat chrome grille, LED DRLs, 12-spoke alloy wheels etc. Inside, it is more comfortable with more space for the occupants and additional kit adds to its credibility. Coming to the mechanicals, the new Fortuner gets two new engines-2.8 litre GD diesel and 2.7 litre petrol unit. Transmission choices include two manual and one automatic unit along with an optional 4WD drivetrain on the select diesel trims.
Toyota Fortuner Exterior
Apart from being a more capable and powerful machine, the new Toyota Fortuner looks spectacular sporting an edgy design and new elements including sleek pulled-back headlamps, new dual-slat chrome grille with v-shaped chrome surrounding, LED DRLs, restyled bumpers etc. The high shoulder line, flared wheel arches and 12-spoke alloy wheels reinforce the butch stance. Rear end is designed in tandem with the front and side profile, as it looks equally stylish sporting wrap-around LED tail-lamps and new integrated spoiler.
Toyota Fortuner Interior
Toyota has made no change to the wheelbase which still measures around 2745mm, but the length and width have been altered which allows more space inside for the occupants. The third row however is more suitable for the kids. There are multiple practical storage points in the cabin like cup holders, bottle holders, glove-box etc. As for luggage storage space, it could be expanded further by folding the third row. Providing clear visibility to the occupants, the cabin gets some additional bits like splash of leather around steering wheel, restyled dashboard with chrome accent, a touchscreen infotainment system among others.
Toyota Fortuner Engine Specifications & Transmission
The new Fortuner has ditched the previous engines for more powerful units that are claimed to deliver improved performance. Replacing the 3.0 litre diesel powertrain, Fortuner gets the new 2.8 litre, DOHC engine with four cylinders that makes 174.5bhp at 3400rpm and 420Nm of torque between 1600 to 2400rpm. Powering the petrol variants is the 2.7 litre, four cylinder in-line mill good for 164bhp at 5200rpm and 245Nm at 4000rpm. Coming to the transmission options, the diesel motor is available with a choice of 6-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission. Petrol engine is linked to a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic unit with paddle shift and shift-lock. The 2WD drivetrain is standard and there is also an option for a 4WD system on select diesel variants.
|Engine Type||2.7 litre DOHC Dual VVTi Petrol||2.8 litre DOHC Diesel||2.8 litre DOHC Diesel|
|Displacement||2694 cc||2755 cc||2755 cc|
|Max Power||164 bhp@ 5200 rpm||175 bhp@ 3400 rpm||175 bhp@ 3400 rpm|
|Peak Torque||245 Nm@ 4000 rpm||420 Nm@ 1600-2400 rpm||450 Nm@ 1600-2400 rpm|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT / 6-Speed AT||6-Speed MT||6-Speed AT|
Toyota Fortuner Features
Features such as LED projector head-lamps with dusk sensing and auto levelling, LED DRLs, follow-me home headlamps, front fog lamps with chrome surround adorn the exterior. Other than the aforementioned fitments it also gets SMART entry and push start/stop, illuminated entry system with puddle lamps on ORVMs, redesigned alloy wheels, chrome plated door handles with window beltline, LED rear combination lamps, power-operated retractable side mirrors with side turn indicators, fully automatic power back door with height adjust memory and jam protection. It sports an array of features inside the cabin such as new premium leather upholstery, large TFT multi-information display, tilt & telescopic steering wheel to name a few.
Toyota Fortuner Performance & Mileage
Performance has gone up as it sources power from the all-new engines delivering more output. The modified chassis also contributes towards better handling and take load off the suspension.
Toyota Fortuner Accessories & Infotainment
As for the infotainment features it benefits from the touch-screen infotainment system with DVD player, USB-port, Aux-in, 6 speakers, navigation and remote control. Controls for air-conditioner are placed beneath it and the four-spoke steering wheel gets mounted telephony and audio controls.
Toyota Fortuner Braking & Handling
The new Toyota Fortuner gets disc brakes at front and rear along with anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. The revamped chassis has made the SUV stiffer which makes it easier to handle and offer improved ride quality.
Toyota Fortuner Safety & Security
It gets a host of safety provisions including vehicle stability control, brake assist, hill assist control barring 2WD MT variant, downhill assist control only on the 4WD trim, 7 SRS airbags, WIL concept seats in front, child restraint system, 3-point ELR seat belt on all rows, immobilizer, ABS with EBD, speed auto locks with emergency unlock, impact absorbing structure with pedestrian protection support and airbag manual cut-off switch.
Toyota Fortuner Comfort & Convenience
The new Toyota Fortuner packs a bunch of comfort gizmos, it gets 8-way adjustable power seat for driver, driving modes-ECO/PWR, cruise control on 2WDMT, navigation turn display on MID, automatic climate control, sequential shift paddle shifters and auto rear cooler. Other than the aforementioned features, it also sports power windows, cooled-upper glove-box, power back door access on SMART key, back door and driver control, defogger, par assist and 3 units of 12V power socket.
Toyota Fortuner Wheels & Tyres
The 2WD variants in the line-up get the 265/65 R17 tyres and the 4WD variants come equipped with 265/60 R 18 tyres. Both the tyres are wrapped to multiple spoke alloy wheels.
Toyota Fortuner Competition
In the premium SUV segment, the new Toyota Fortuner fields against Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Toyota Fortuner Mileage
Toyota Fortuner mileage is 14.2 to 14.2 Kmpl, as per ARAI. The Manual Petrol engine has a mileage of 14.2 Kmpl. The Automatic Petrol engine has a mileage of 14.2 Kmpl. The Manual Diesel engine has a mileage of 14.2 Kmpl. The Automatic Diesel engine has a mileage of 14.2 Kmpl.
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Toyota Fortuner Price By Variants
Fortuner 2.7 4X2 MT
|₹ 27.83 Lakh||2694 cc, Petrol, Manual, 14.2 Kmpl|
Fortuner 2.7 4X2 AT
|₹ 29.42 Lakh||2694 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 14.2 Kmpl|
Fortuner 2.8 4X2 MT
|₹ 29.84 Lakh||2755 cc, Diesel, Manual, 14.2 Kmpl|
Fortuner 2.8 4X2 AT
|₹ 31.7 Lakh||2755 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 14.2 Kmpl|
Fortuner 2.8 4X4 MT
|₹ 31.81 Lakh||2755 cc, Diesel, Manual, 14.2 Kmpl|
Fortuner 2.8 4X4 AT
|₹ 33.6 Lakh||2755 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 14.2 Kmpl|
Toyota Fortuner Price
|RTO Amount||₹ 3,73,000|
|Est On-Road Price*||₹ 35.45 Lakh|
|RTO Amount||₹ 3,96,250|
|Est On-Road Price*||₹ 37.65 Lakh|
|RTO Amount||₹ 3,97,625|
|Est On-Road Price*||₹ 37.78 Lakh|
|RTO Amount||₹ 4,20,000|
|Est On-Road Price*||₹ 39.89 Lakh|
Toyota Fortuner Expert Reviews
The first impression I want to put down for you is that the new Fortuner is indeed a better, more refined and better-finished car. And while it has taken its time to get to India, I am glad it is finally here and Toyota has launched the new Fortuner at Rs 25.92 lakh for the petrol and Rs 31.12 lakh for the diesel. Read Toyota Fortuner Review in Detail
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Toyota Fortuner Specifications
|Engine CC||2694/2755 cc|
|Mileage||14.2 - 14.2 Kmpl|
|Max Power||164/175 bhp|
|Max Torque||245/450/420 Nm|
Toyota Fortuner Features
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Rear Parking Camera
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