2016 Toyota Fortuner gets an interesting greenhouse design – IAB Rendering
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Dimensions to remain pretty much the same.
The image which is based on previous spyshots portray the next gen SUV’s interesting greenhouse design with a kink on the rear door and a new rear quarter glass panel. The wraparound rear windscreen of the existing model stays.
The rear combination lamps are also completely redesigned to have a sportier appeal. The sheet metal would sport stronger crease lines and of course, the front fascia will be revamped. The interior too is expected to undergo comprehensive changes.
Under the skin, the new Fortuner benefits from a new ladder frame chassis which would be lighter and stiffer than the outgoing version and should make for better off-roadability. The car is also reported to receive new petrol and diesel engines.
Slated to make its global debut next year, the next gen Fortuner is expected to reach India in 2016.
Competitors: Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Captiva
Expected Price: INR 20-25 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: 2016 in India