Toyota Fortuner considered for launch in Russia – Report
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It will rival the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
According to AutoReview.ru, Toyota Russia is considering the Toyota Fortuner for sale later this year. They’re expecting the Fortuner to be priced from 2 million – 2.4 million rubles and rival the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It could also be pitched as a more feature-packed alternative to base variants of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
The Fortuner features sharp exterior elements characteristic of Toyota’s current styling direction, which collectively add a new look to their butch body-on-frame SUV. It measures 4,795 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, 1,835 mm high, has a wheelbase of 2,745 mm and ground clearance of 225 mm.
Some of the features once can expect in the Russia-spec Fortuner include 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. Exclusive to the Russian market, the Fortuner could offer heated steering wheel and heated seats in top-end models.
It’s unclear if the Fortuner for Russia will come with an all petrol engine lineup, or get the 175 hp 2.8l GD turbodiesel engine. Internationally, the petrol options available for the Fortuner include a 2.7L VVT-i 4-cyl petrol motor with 166 hp, and a 4.0L V6 VVT-i motor with 235 hp. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox, while a 4×4 drivetrain is likely to be optional.
Toyota’s manufacturing facility at St.Petersburg could assemble this model if CBU import from Thailand is not an option.
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[Source: Auto Review]