Armored Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova showcased at DefExpo

Aravind

Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.

Armored protection offered by MSPV.

At the DefExpo, a company called Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles (MSPV) that specializes in armored vehicles is showcasing a Toyota Fortuner and a Toyota Innova with ballistic protection.

Armored Toyota Fortuner front DefExpo 2016
At 3700 kg, the armored Toyota Fortuner is nearly 2 tonnes heavier than the regular model.

While the exterior looks identical to the regular model, MSPV has enhanced the body with tough armored panels and the regular window glass is replaced with thick bulletproof glass. The vehicle’s vital components such as the lead battery, ECU and fuel tank are protected by high-quality ballistic steel.

With the ballistic protection, the kerb weight has increased significantly in both models. At 3700 kg, the armored Fortuner is nearly 2 tonnes heavier than the regular model, while the armored Innova is more than 1000 kg heavier. Note that only 75 percent of the Innova has ballistic protection, which means that the third row area is untouched. There’s a bullet proof glass that separates the second and third row.

Armored Toyota Innova front DefExpo 2016
Note that only 75 percent of the Toyota Innova has ballistic protection, which means that the third row area is untouched.

Also Read: Toyota Innova Crysta to launch in April

However, no modifications have been made to the engines. MSPV believes that the 3.0-liter and 2.5-liter D-4D diesel engines are good enough to haul the increased weight of the Fortuner and Innova, respectively.

The cost of converting a regular Toyota Fortuner into a bulletproof one costs INR 63 Lakhs (excluding the vehicle). The prices for the Innova haven’t been divulged.

Armored Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova – Image Gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Toyota Innova News & Updates

Toyota Innova Touring Sport front three quarters

New Toyota Innova Touring Sport launched, base diesel now has 6-MT

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo front three quarters

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo launched in India at INR 31.02 lakh

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo front view

More images of Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo surface online

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo front at the 2017 GIIAS Live

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo India launch by month-end

Toyota Innova X front three quarters left side

Toyota Innova X variant launched in Malaysia

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo front

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo spotted at a dealer in India