2016 Toyota Fortuner has a two month waiting period

22/11/2016 - 15:56 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

High demand for diesel automatic variant.

Speaking to a few Toyota dealerships in metros, it appears that the 2016 Toyota Fortuner, after just 2 weeks of its launch, has a waiting period of eight weeks, with deliveries promised before the new year or in the first week of 2017.

2016 Toyota Fortuner front three quarter launch live
Bulk of the demand is for the diesel automatic variant, which is priced (Ex-showroom Delhi) at INR 29,14 Lakhs and INR 31,12 Lakhs (4x4 variant).

As expected, bulk of the demand is for the diesel automatic variant, which is priced (Ex-showroom Delhi) at INR 29.14 Lakhs and INR 31.12 Lakhs (4x4 variant). The diesel variant is powered by the Innova Crysta's a 2.8L GD four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 174 hp and 450, available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. A 4x4 drivetrain is exclusive to both the diesel manual and diesel automatic variants.

However, the Fortuner's petrol variant is readily available at the dealerships, so prospective customers looking to acquire one need not have to wait. Priced between INR 25.92 Lakhs and INR 27.61 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi), the Fortuner petrol features a 2.7L dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine with 164 hp and 245 Nm, also available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

2016 Toyota Fortuner white front three quarter launch
Dealers tell us that the Pearl white shade (pictured) is the most demanded color option of the new Fortuner.

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As standard, the Fortuner comes equipped with features like A-TRC Traction Control (TRC) system, 7 SRS airbags, Down Hill Assist Control (DAC) system, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, paddle-shifters, T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation and reverse camera, brown leather upholstery, SMART Entry and Push Start/Stop, PWR/ECO driving modes, automatic climate control, and Bi-Beam LED headlamps,

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