2016 Toyota Fortuner to launch in India by late-2016 – Report

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Already available for sale in markets like Thailand and Australia.

Despite making its premiere on July 16, the latest Toyota Fortuner will arrive in India in late-2016, according to Zigwheels. Note that it’s already available for sale in markets like Thailand and Australia.

2016 Toyota Fortuner front three quarter left at Thailand Big Motor Sale
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner will only arrive in India in late-2016.

This is inline with reports stating that the new Fortuner will launch during the festive season of 2016. Currently, Toyota is in talks with component suppliers for localization of the Fortuner’s assembly at its plant in Bidadi, Karnataka. A report suggested that the company is planning to produce 30,000 units of the new SUV annually, which equates to 2500 units per month.

Toyota Motor Corporation has already allocated funds for Toyota Kirloskar to invest on a new engine plant and assembly of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner, 2016 Toyota Innova, and a mid-size sedan. The new engine plant will build the new GD range of engines, which includes 2.4-liter and 2.8-liter diesel units.

Toyota Fortuner MT (Manual Transmission) variant cockpit
TKM is planning to produce 30,000 units of the new SUV annually, which equates to 2500 units per month.

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The Thai-spec Fortuner is powered by the latter, which is available in two tunes: 150 PS/400 Nm and 177 PS/450 Nm. Tranmission options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic, while a 4WD system is exclusive to the top spec model.

Toyota Fortuner 2.8 AT – Image Gallery

[Source: Zigwheels]

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