2016 Toyota Fortuner with revolutionary design leaks out [Updated]

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Update 2 –

MZ Crazy Cars’ Facebook page has shown a new rendering of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner with the front and rear of the vehicle composed with leaked spyshots.

2016 Toyota Fortuner side rendering based on leaked image
The new Fortuner is likely to be unveiled in mid-2015.

Update 1 –

2016 Toyota Fortuner rendering

Seen here is a rendering of the new Fortuner based on the leaked image. The render gives a better look of the front of the new SUV, but parts like the rear door, window and C-Pillar are different.

[Source – Facebook]

World debut expected in Asia this year.

Just a couple of days after the front-end of the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner was leaked by a Thai website, fully revealing images of the new SUV have surfaced on Fly-Wheel.

2016 Toyota Fortuner side leaked
The 2016 Fortuner will be underpinned on a new ladder-frame chassis.
Toyota Fortuner 3L 4x4 AT front quarter
Image of the current Fortuner added for comparison.

As these images show, the front fascia is not the only part which sports a revolutionary design language but the entire car features a design which breaks the mould of the current vehicle. While the door panels are free of surface creases, the window line bears an interesting upward kink and ends at a quirky rear window.

Designers have carved out generous wheel arches for the new Fortuner, while adding subtle cladding over them.

The front end of the new Fortuner subscribes to a Lexus-esque design, which according to a report, would help in the premium positioning of the SUV and help differentiate it from its pick-up sibling, the Hilux.

2016 Toyota Fortuner leaked
A Lexus-like front fascia would help in the premium positioning of the Fortuner, say reports.

Also See: 2016 Toyota Innova – IAB Rendering

Based on a new ladder-frame platform, the 2016 Fortuner would be revealed in Asia this year, and an Indian launch is expected to unfold next year. The Auto Expo 2016 taking place in the first week of February would be an ideal stage for TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor) to introduce the car.

Rivals: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour (Ford Everest), Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Captiva
Price Range: INR 20-25 lakhs, ex-showroom
Tentative Launch Date: H1 2016 in India

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[Source – FlyWheel]

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