IAB Rendering – 2016 Toyota Fortuner

Posted on: May 26, 2014 - 11:38am IST

Toyota has started work on the next generation Fortuner SUV, which is slated to go on sale in India sometime in 2016. This computer sketch, prepared by our artist, Shoeb, gives an early look at the next generation Hilux-based SUV.

2016 Toyota Fortuner rendering
The next generation Fortuner is expected in India in 2016.

Indian Autos Blog learns that the new Fortuner will not move to a monocoque chassis, but will instead retain a ladder-frame setup. Customer feedback has indicated that the ruggedness of the ladder-frame chassis is preferred, and hence Toyota does not want to upset its Hilux/Fortuner enthusiasts by shifting to a monocoque setup.

The Fortuner is currently the sales leader in its segment and accounts for about 15 percent of Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s (TKM) domestic sales. In the first four months of this year, TKM sold 4,920 units of the SUV, while the closest competitor, the Hyundai Santa Fe, saw sales of only 509 units in the same period. A TKM senior official recently said that the company will focus more on the premium segment given that more profits are made per car sold.

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo at 2014 Bangkok Motor Show front quarter
Incredibly, the high-priced Innova and Fortuner are steady volume sellers for Toyota in India.

Until the new Fortuner is launched, Toyota India will maintain sales momentum of the current model by introducing new variants. One variant, which sees the introduction of the Innova’s 2.5-liter diesel engine, would be the new entry-level model, while the other variant, powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission with 4WD capability, becomes the new range-topper.

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5 thoughts on “IAB Rendering – 2016 Toyota Fortuner

  1. InternalCombustion says:

    Rear disc brakes please?

  2. Mark says:

    Auto industries are striving to make smaller compact fuel effecient powerful engines. Why is toyota bringing in a 2.5 ltr , 142 HP engine( on par with XUV 500 engine). Look at Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 ltr 194 HP or Chevy’s Captiva 2.2 Ltr 186 HP engine.
    Fortuner is the most complete SUV in India in premier range(leaving the luxury brands) but for its Engine, 3.0 ltr 168 HP and now even less powerful engine. I belive that engine is the Heart of any machine.

  3. Jishnu S V says:

    Toyota should give more importance to safety features. The Fortuner deserves ESP and 6 to 8 Airbags.

  4. apn r says:

    i wish hindustan motors, give designing job to shoeb for new ambassador.
    he will put life on to that legend.

  5. Velutha says:

    No Projectors, no DRLs? that doesn’t sound plausible


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