The 2016 Toyota Fortuner comes with a host of improvements and will be a lot different than its predecessor in many ways. Along with a new design language a features, the SUV also comes with new powertrain options for the India market. The Fortuner which is currently sold in India has had its fair share of success and we feel, it’ll continue to rake in the numbers for the company in the new avatar.
With more local content going into the all-new Toyota Fortuner including the diesel engine, the Japanese auto giant has managed to position the SUV in the middle of the competition in terms of priicng. Prices for the new Fortuner start at ₹ 25.92 lakh, going up to ₹ 31.12 lakh for the range-topping diesel automatic; wheres the new generation Ford Endeavour continues to be a value for money purchase with prices starting at ₹ 23.78 lakh for 4×2 diesel automatic and tops off at ₹ 29.97 lakh for the 4×4 automatic. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Santa Fe being a CBU starts at ₹ 28.56 lakh for the manual and goes up to ₹ 31.98 lakh for the automatic version.
The biggest change, though, has to be under the hood. Toyota has launched the Fortuner with two engine options – a 2.8-litre diesel engine and a 2.7-litre petrol engine. Whereas the diesel unit produces 177 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, the petrol engine delivers 164 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.
We are less than an hour away from the launch of the all-new Toyota Fortuner SUV. Stay tuned as we bring you more updates from the launch event.