Toyota Fortuner is one of the famous utility vehicle which comes with muscular body design as well as power packed features. Toyota Fortuner is priced for the Indian market between INR 24.17 lakh to INR 27.02 lakh. Moreover, Toyota Kirloskar Motor will introduce all new next generation Fortuner SUV in the Indian market by year 2017.
Talking about the external structure of the SUV, Toyota Fortuner gets a masculine stance and aggressive looks. On the front fascia, the SUV gets a bonnet scoop and bold radiator grille which comes fitted with chrome plated slat along with company logo embossed in the center. The bold radiator grille is flanked by the headlight cluster and body coloured bumper houses a wide air dam along with radiant fog lamps. The side profile is designed with body coloured door handles and ORVMs are integrated with side turn blinkers. Wheel arches gets 12-spoke alloy wheels that enhances elegance of the side profile. Talking about the rear profile, the rear bumper comes with couple of reflectors along with expressive boot lid designed with chrome strip as well as variant badge. Sporty rear spoiler fitted with centrally located high mounted stop lamp adds an extra aspect to the safety feature. As far as the dimensions are concerned, Toyota Fortuner gets a large wheelbase of 2750mm along with 4705mm of total length, 1850mm of height and 1840mm of width. Moreover, ground clearance of 220mm is sufficient enough to deal with typical Indian terrains.
On the inside, the SUV is packed with attractive interiors and plenty full utility based aspects. The top variant gets black colour scheme while other variants gets sand beige colour tone. The dashboard is equipped includes features such as 4-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, advanced instrument cluster, AC vents and huge glove-box along with sun glass holder. As far as seating is concerned, it is integrated with well cushioned seats which offer ample leg and shoulder space for all the passengers. The second and third row seats can be reclined to increase the boot space.
Engine specifications and Performance
Under the hood, Toyota Fortuner is equipped with two diesel engine options – 3.0-litre diesel engine and 2.5-litre diesel engine. The 3.0-litre, in-line, D-4D diesel can easily generate 16836bhp of maximum power at 3600 rpm and 360Nm of peak torque in the range of 1400 to 3400 rpm. Whereas, the 2.5-litre diesel engine can easily churn out 142bhp of maximum power at 3400 rpm and 343Nm of peak torque in between 1600 to 2800 rpm. Both the engines are mated with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission gearbox. As far as the fuel efficiency is concerned, Toyota Fortuner delivers decent fuel economy as manual variant delivers approximately 13kmpl whereas, the automatic variant generates 16kmpl.
Price and Competition
As for the pricing, Toyota Fortuner is priced in the range of INR 24.17 lakh to INR 27.02 lakh and rivals against the likes of Isuzu MU-7, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Skoda Yeti, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, Hyundai Santa Fe and some others in the very same segment.