The 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been snapped at company dealership in Ahmadabad ahead of its purported official launch in November. New Toyota Fortuner was earlier reported for launch in early 2017 owing to diesel car ban. But now the ban has been finally lifted in Delhi-NCR region, the launch process has been fast tracked as it is a very crucial market for the premium SUV.
Several dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the SUV at a token amount of Rs. 1 lakh. The launch is expected to happen around early November with deliveries commencing at the same time. New Fortuner will go head to head against the new Endeavour which is doing quite well as the current Fortuner looks dated. The new model is expected to grab the pole position in the segment and likely to get a long waiting period.
The new Gen model is based on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) and comes with refreshed revised design which includes new front chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new front bumper with chrome accented Fog lamps. Coming to side profile which gets kink near the C-pillar, chrome underline below the windows, new 18 inch alloy wheels. At rear it wears elegant looking revised tail lights with LED inserts.
Like recently launched Innova Crysta, the new SUV offers a lot of premium stuff in terms of material quality and whole bunch of rich features like 7 inch infotainment with satellite navigation, downhill assist control, eight airbags, electric tailgate, push start button, reverse parking camera, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, A-TRC (traction control system), three driving modes-normal, eco and power to name a few.
The international-spec 2016 Toyota Fortuner has with one petrol engine two diesel options. However India is most likely to get the Innova Crysta powered 2.4 liter diesel mill that delivers 148bhp power and 400Nm of torque. The bigger 2.8 litre engine generates 175bhp power and 450Nm of high torque. Transmission duties will be held by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. When launched, it is likely to start at a price tag of Rs. 26 lakh while the top variant to revolve around Rs. 32 lakh (Ex-showroom) mark.