New Toyota Fortuner to launch in India during Diwali – Report


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Will be manufactured in Karnataka.

Autocar India reports that the next generation Toyota Fortuner will launch for sale in India during Diwali for a price of INR 28 lakhs.

2016 Toyota Fortuner front three quarter at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Fortuner is 90 mm longer and 15 mm wider, but 15 mm shorter in height.

Already available for sale in markets such as Thailand, South Africa Australia and Middle East, the latest Toyota Fortuner adopts a sharp styling that is a departure from the current model. Compared to the outgoing model, it is 90 mm longer and 15 mm wider, but 15 mm shorter in height, though engineers have managed to retain the 2,750 mm wheelbase.

Like the Innova Crysta, expect the Fortuner to be generously equipped with features such as LED projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, A-TRC Traction Control (TRC) system, Down Hill Assist Control (DAC) system, electric tailgate, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera.

2016 Toyota Fortuner dashboard at 2016 BIMS
Like the Innova Crysta, expect the Fortuner to be generously equipped with features such as 7-inch infotainment system with navigation, power adjustable seats, power tailgate, etc.

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The engine lineup will be sourced from the Toyota Innova Crysta, which includes the 2.4-liter GD diesel engine with 149 PS and 343 Nm of torque and a 2.8-liter GD diesel engine that produces 174 PS and 360 Nm of torque. Torque figures could be slightly more in the Toyota Fortuner for better performance. Transmission options include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes, while a 4WD system will be offered in the top-end grade.

Rivals: Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Expected Price: INR 22 Lakhs – INR 28 Lakhs
Expected launch: November 2016

2016 Toyota Fortuner – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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