PT TAM has launched the Toyota Grand New Fortuner in Brass, South Jakarta starting at a price point of Rp 387 million (roughly Rs. 22.5 lakhs).
PT TAM is a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and PT Astra International.
The new model of the 4X2 SUV is equipped with a more powerful 2.5L K-FTV Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) diesel engine. The new motor is said to produce 144 PS and a torque of 343 Nm. Compared to the earlier 2KD-FTV engine this translates to an increase of 41 per cent in power (102 PS earlier) and an increase of 32 per cent in torque (260Nm earlier).
“So far, the Toyota Fortuner has experienced rapid growth and leads the market in the 4×2 SUV class. In the first half of this year, we are leading the market with sales of more than 10,000 cars,” said Johnny Darmawan, president director of PT TAM.
The Fortuner is doing really well and the company has already sold 39,187 examples. With the launch of the new model, the company is expecting to meet a target of an additional 6,000 units this year.
The Fortuner has a huge fan following in India as well, where it is equipped with a 3.0L motor in both 2WD and 4WD options. Toyota India, is now working on a limited edition version of the Fortuner, which could see a Diwali release.