Spied – 2016 Toyota Fortuner caught testing in Thailand

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014 - 5:25pm IST

The next generation 2016 Toyota Fortuner was caught on test in Thailand recently. Based on a new ladder-frame setup, Indian Autos Blog learns that the new Fortuner will launch next year in some parts of Asia.

2016 Toyota Fortuner spied front
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner is based on a new ladder-frame chassis.

The SUV will not move to a monocoque chassis as the rugged ladder frame chassis has found favor among current customers. Also, since the Fortuner is based on the Hilux pickup, Toyota would rather use the tried and tested ladder-frame setup for both cars to maximize scale. The vehicle will get new interior and exterior design, and Toyota’s new family of diesel engines could be seen powering the Fortuner.

2016 Toyota Fortuner spied rear
The new Fortuner will launch in India in 2016.

Expect the new Fortuner to launch in India sometime in 2016. The SUV will continue to compete with the Ford Endeavour (which by that time would have moved to the next generation as well), Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Captiva.

Until the new Fortuner lands in India, Toyota will introduce new variants on the existing car. An entry-level variant with the Innova’s 2.5-liter engine and a top-end variant with the 3.0-liter engine paired to an automatic gearbox and 4WD, are coming this festival season, claimed reports.

Competitors: Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Isuzu MU-X

Expected Price: INR 20 – 25 lakhs, ex-Showroom

[Spy images from New Vigo Club]

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4 thoughts on “Spied – 2016 Toyota Fortuner caught testing in Thailand

  1. InternalCombustion says:

    I think I agree, it needs rear disc brakes

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  2. InternalCombustion says:

    I may sound desperate, but the rear drums are one thing keeping me off the Fortuner

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  3. InternalCombustion says:

    Needs rear disc brakes. Seriously, most of its competitors already have in their new generations.

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  4. jerin says:

    there is no way that the 2016 fortuner will be priced in the 20-25 lakh bracket…it is definitely going to be above 28lakhs
    it maybe priced between 28-33lakhs ex showroom

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