Toyota to Flame up a Roller-Coaster Ride This Diwali with its New Fortuner
BENGALURU: Toyota is all set to start the sale of its next generation Fortuner in the Indian market and as reported by The Economic Times it will be available during the festive season of Diwali. While this latest model is already selling in various markets like, Middle East, Australia, South Africa and Thailand. The latest Fortuner is built with sharp styling that was not present in the current on road model.
Toyota made some changes in its next generation model in comparison to the current one. The new model is 15mm wider and 90mm longer, but the height of the SUV is 15mm shorter than the previous version. In spite of the shorter height, engineers successfully managed to keep the 2750mm wheelbase.
Toyota designed the engine lineup comparative to Innova Crysta that comes with 2.4-liter GD diesel engine providing power of 149Hps and torque of 343Nm. There is another version of it with a 2.8-liter diesel engine that produces a power of 174Hps and torque of 360Nm. The torque statistics in the new Fortuner will be more to provide better performance. 6-speed automatic and manual gearboxes will handle the transmission. The SUV will come in two grades i.e. 2WD (two wheel drive) and 4WD (four wheel drive).
The technical specifications of new Fortuner are similar to the Innova Crysta, equipped with LED daytime running lights, LED projector headlights, Down Hill Assist Control (DAC) system, A-TRC Traction Control (TRC) system, electric tailgate, cruise control, automatically adjustable driver’s seat, reversing camera, and T-Connect infotainment system installed with satellite navigation.
The new Toyota Fortuner will be manufactured at Hyundai’s plant in Karnataka and is expected to be priced between 22 Lakhs – 28 Lakhs. The model will compete with the likes of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Trailblazer.