2016 Toyota Fortuner photographed testing in Bangalore

16/08/2016 - 16:26 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Could launch towards the end of this year or early next year. 

Team-BHP has uploaded spyshots of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner testing in Bangalore, featuring a full camouflage. The new Fortuner could launch later this year or early next year in India.

2016 Toyota Fortuner side photographed testing in Bangalore
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Fortuner is 90 mm longer and 15 mm wider.

Given that the ban on registration of diesel-powered cars displacing over 2000 cc has been lifted in Delhi NCR, Toyota could fast track the launch of the Fortuner in India. It's unclear if a petrol variant will be offered, while the diesel variant could offer two engine options: 2.4L and 2.8L four cylinder turbodiesel GD units. Transmission options for the latter include a 6-speed manual and automatic, while a 4WD system is likely to be equipped in the top-end 2.8 variant.

Compared to the outgoing model, the 2,750 mm long wheelbase is identical, while the new Fortuner is 90 mm longer and 15 mm wider. The interior borrows a few cues and trim materials from its MPV sibling – the Innova Crysta, yet features a unique design that is a departure over the outgoing model.

2016 Toyota Fortuner front quarter at 2016 BIMS
The diesel variant of the next gen Fortuner will offer two engine options: 2.4L or 2.8L four cylinder turbodiesel GD units.

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The equipment list will include LED projector headlights with daytime running lights, A-TRC Traction Control (TRC) system, Down Hill Assist Control (DAC) system, electric tailgate, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, 7 inch T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation, reversing camera and push button start/stop.

[Source: Team-BHP]

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