2016 Toyota Fortuner launched in Australia, 30 new images inside – IAB Report

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015 - 12:59am IST

Offered in three variants.

The 2016 Toyota Fortuner was launched in Australia this week at a starting price of AUD 47,990 (INR 22.73 lakhs), for the entry-level GX model. The SUV is offered in two more variants – GXL and Crusade, and of the three, Toyota Australia expects the low-end variant to contribute half of the new Fortuner’s sales.

2016 Toyota Fortuner chrome bull bar launched in Australia
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner is available in three trim levels, of which all get manual and automatic transmission options.

2016 Toyota Fortuner price list for Australia (on-road)

  • Toyota Fortuner GX manual – AUD 47,990 (INR 22.73 lakhs)
  • Toyota Fortuner GX automatic – AUD 49,990 (INR 23.68 lakhs)
  • Toyota Fortuner GXL manual – AUD 52,990 (INR 25.10 lakhs)
  • Toyota Fortuner GXL automatic – AUD 54,990 (INR 26.04 lakhs)
  • Toyota Fortuner Crusade manual – AUD 59,990 (INR 28.41 lakhs)
  • Toyota Fortuner Crusade automatic – AUD 61,990 (INR 29.36 lakhs)
2016 Toyota Fortuner tinted windows launched in Australia
The new Fortuner is priced between AUD 47,990 and AUD 61,990.

The base Fortuner GX gets projector halogen headlamps, body coloured door handles, 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres, dot-type multi-information display (MID), six-way adjustable seat for the driver, four-way adjustable seat for the front passenger, urethane steering wheel and gear shift knob, chrome interior handles, and brown fabric seat upholstery.

The mid Fortuner GXL receives additional features like front fog lamps, privacy glass, chrome door handles, rear door trims, roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, keyless smart entry and start, an intelligent manual transmission (iMT), paddle shifters, downhill assist control, and a 4.2-inch multi-function, coloured display.

2016 Toyota Fortuner interior launched in Australia
The Australian-spec 2016 Toyota Fortuner is powered by the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.

The top-end Fortuner Crusade is loaded with automatic LED projector head lamps with auto levelling feature, LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels with highway tyres, tailgate with memory function (to set opening height), eight-way electrically-adjustable driver seat, leather seat upholstery, woodgrain cabin trims, 220V accessory socket, automatic AC, and an infotainment system with satellite navigation and DAB+ digital radio.

The 2016 Toyota Fortuner is powered by the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 174 hp (130 kW) and 450 Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There is a six-speed manual variant which comes with a retuned version of the same engine that generates a lower peak torque of 420 Nm.

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