2016 Toyota Fortuner to be unveiled in July in Thailand – Report
Posted on: Apr 10, 2015 - 1:25pm IST
Hilux and Innova also change generations this year.
A camouflaged test mule of the second-generation 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been spotted in Thailand, with a report on Headlight Mag suggesting that Toyota has scheduled its launch there for July.
The next-generation Fortuner is based on a new ladder-frame platform shared with its new pickup-truck sibling Hilux, which is also due for its launch in the months ahead. The recent renderings depict a more modern design and styling for the SUV with a sharper face with a Lexus RX-like design, and a heavily sculpted profile.
Toyota tries to combine the mighty road presence of the existing Fortuner with sportier lines seen in recent Toyota models. With the design, it aims at a premium positioning of the large SUV and to distinguish it massively from the Hilux pickup, according to a report.
While there is no official info on engine line-up, Toyota is expected to employ a new diesel engine along with petrol mills, with manual and automatic options.
Expect TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor) to use the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February as a launch pad for the new SUV to challenge the upcoming entrants new Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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