2016 Toyota Fortuner caught on video without camouflage – Spied
Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 - 10:36am IST
TKM could show the new Fortuner at the Auto Expo 2016.
Cars Guide Thailand has uploaded a video showing the 2016 Toyota Fortuner on public roads in Thailand, without any camouflage. The premiere of the second generation SUV is only a day away, while its market launch in Thailand is scheduled for July 17, 2015.
[Head to YouTube if you’re unable to view the video above.]
The 2016 Fortuner is confirmed to get the new ‘GD’ lineup of diesel engines, a 2.4- and a 2.8-liter four-cylinder unit paired to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. According to a report, the 2.8-liter engine will come only with an automatic gearbox.
Apart from the diesel engines, the new Fortuner will also offer its predecessor’s 2.7-liter VVT-i petrol motor, albeit in a single variant.
Inside, Toyota has thoroughly revised the interior of the SUV with a new 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, a new instrument cluster with a multi-information display, and a vertically-oriented center console with a touchscreen entertainment system, automatic AC and storage spaces.
TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor) will not introduce the 2016 Fortuner this calendar year, instead a launch is planned next year with an unveiling at the Auto Expo being a high possibility. The localization levels could be increased as the company will start manufacturing engines at a new plant in Jigani, Karnataka.