Speaking exclusively to Indian Autos Blog, a top official from Toyota Kirloskar Motor played down the possibility of an Automatic Transmission on the Fortuner for the Indian market in 2011 or debuting at Auto Expo 2012.
Mr Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director (Marketing), TKM, when asked of a Fortuner AT debuting in 2011 or Auto Expo 2012 -
As of now there is no plan (for AT) because Fortuner is doing well.
The Fortuner is still enjoying a good waiting period and the company' focus will be to satisfy existing demands before moving on to other variants.
Speculation on blogs and forums suggests that Fortuner will get a 4-speed automatic transmission and minor facelift by the end of 2011, which we now know isn't true.