Toyota Fortuner

The Much Awaited SUV from Toyota’s stable is all set to roll out in India. The Toyota Fortuner which has kept the Indian market waiting for quite sometime now would be screaming through the Indian terrain by this year end. This one would be the face lifted version which was recently launched in Malaysia & it would for sure be a treat to drive. Built on the IMV platform as the Innova & Hilux, it would be assembled in India at its Bidadi factory in Bangalore. This would result in an aggressive pricing to compete with CRV & the Captiva. It would be available in 2.7V Petrol & 2.5G Diesel variants. The petrol version would have 4-cylinder, in-line 16-valve, DOHC, VVT-i engine where-as the diesel one would have DOHC Turbo diesel. Both the variants would come with only auto transmission in its 2009 face lifted version.

Avg Ex-Showroom Price
Toyota Fortuner 3.0 MT
2982cc Diesel, Manual, 10.8 kpl
Rs. 20,31,142


Toyota Fortuner is available with five exciting colors that are Super White, Silver Mica Metallic,
Black Mica, LT Blue Metallic and Grey Mica Metallic.

Technical Specification
Overall length (mm)
Overall width (mm)
Overall Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)
Tread Front (mm)
Tread Rear (mm)
Kerb Weight (kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Minimum turning radius (Tyres)
5.9 m
Seating Capacity
Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)
D-4D Diesel with Intercooler Turbocharger, 4 Cylinders In-line
Valve Train
16 Valve DOHC
Displacement (cc)
2982 cm³
Fuel Supply System
Common-Rail type
Max. Output
126 kW @ 3600 rpm (171 PS @ 3600 rpm)
Max. Torque
343 Nm @ 1400-3400 rpm (34.98 kg-m @ 1400-3400 rpm)
Suspension Front/Rear
Double Wishbone / 4-Link with Lateral Rod
Brake Front/Rear
Ventilated Disc / Leading-Trailing Drum
265/65 R17 Tubeless Radials
5 Speed Manual
Drive Type
Full Time 4WD
GOA Body
SRS Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
Back Sonar
Seatbelts (Front: 3-point ELR x 2 with Adjustable Anchor
2nd Row: 3-point ELR x 2 + 2-point NR x 1, 3rd Row: 3-point ELR x 2)
Dual Auto A/c (with Rear Air Conditioner Switch & Ceiling Vents for 2nd & 3rd Rows)
Heater (Front Only)
Power Steering with Audio & MID Control Switches on Steering Wheel
Power Windows with Driver Side Auto Up-Down
Tilt Steering Column
2 DIN 6CD Changer (MP3, WMA), AM&FM Audio System with 6 Speakers
Printed Antenna
Keyless Entry
Back Sonar (Beep Type)
Power Door Lock
6-Spoke 17" Alloy Wheels
Chrome ORVM (Outside Rear View Mirrors) with Electrical Adjust & Retract
Chrome Door Handles
Projector-type Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Roof Rails
Rear Spoiler with Integrated High Mount Stop Lamp
Front Wiper with Mist and Intermittent function (with Variable Time Adjustment)
Rear Wiper and Defogger
Bonnet Scoop
Side Steps
MID (Multi Information Display)
Optitron Combimeter with Illumination control
Chrome Inside Door Handles
Wood Finish Panels
Rear Console Box
Day / Night Inside Rear View Mirror
Lockable Glove Box
Front Map Lamp with Overhead Storage Console
Door Ajar Warning
Seat Belt Warning (Driver + Passenger)
Tripmeter (2 Nos.)
Cigarette Lighter with Illumination
Power Outlet 12V DC (2 Nos.)
Sunvisor (Driver Side with Ticket Holder, Passenger Side with Vanity Mirror & Lid)
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Gear Knob and Transfer Case Knob
Front Sports-type Seats
2nd Row Bench Seat with Armrest (60:40 Slide/Tumble)
3rd Row Bench Seat (50:50 Space-up)
Seat Slide on Front and 2nd row seats
Reclining Seats (All)
Driver Seat Height Adjustment
Leather Seats & Trim

Some of the key features would be:

1. New projector headlamps and fascia,
 2. New rear lights
 3. DVD Navigation system
 4. Blue-tooth connectivity
 5. New light sand interior
 6. Electronic-adjustable driver seat,
 7. Rear cool air conditioning from ceiling for second and third row
 8. Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control
 9. Electronic Brake Force Distribution with Brake Assist
 10. All Wheel Drive (AWD)
 11. Redesigned front grille and Headlamps lamps

Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
Toyota Fortuner has been launched only with the diesel variant of Toyota Fortuner that is powered by a 3.0L, 2982cc, Direct Injection Common Rail Diesel engine with Variable Nozzle Turbo. Toyota Fortuner models that are packed with this 3.0L engine offers mileage 7kmpl in city while 11kmpl on highway.

As we already discussed that Toyota has launched only the diesel variants of Toyota Fortuner that is equipped with a 3.0L, 2982cc, Direct Injection Common Rail Diesel engine is able to produce 163PS of maximum power at 3800rpm and 343Nm of maximum torque at 1400 ~ 3200rpm. this new Direct Injection Common Rail Diesel engine deilvers high engine performance with exceelent acceleration and fuel efficiency.

Acceleration and Pick Up
Toyota Fortuner which is currently available only with the diesel engine option and with 4 WD (Four Wheel Drive) option, is equipped with a 3.0L, 2982cc diesel engine that also offers good acceleration and this model can also achieve the 100kmph mark in just 9.61 seconds and can touch top speed mark of 176kmph.

Toyota Fortuner Exteriors
Exterior Appearance

Toyota Fortuner is a stylish SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that comes with dynamic styling. Its front appears bold and aggressive with its aggressive front grille with strong bonnet line, stylish larger projector type headlamps and fog lamps which is placed next to the grille and chrome outside rear view mirror. From the side view this power machine appears muscular with its black sporty side steps, sporty roof rails and 17” sporty alloy wheels. Toyota makes also the rear of Toyota Fortuner much stylish with its new rear combination lamps, stylish rear spoiler and stylish rear combination lamps.

Exterior Measurements
Toyota Fortuner is a 7 seater SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) model. The dimensions of the Toyota Fortuner are - its length is 4,695mm, width is 1,845mm, height of this SUV is 1,850mm and the wheelbase is 2,750mm.

Toyota Fortuner Interiors

Interior Appearance

The interiors of the Toyota Fortuner are very attractive with dual tone beige dashboard that is packed with the advanced instrument cluster and beige upholstery. Toyota Fortuner offers stylish, spacious and comfortable passenger room with generous headroom, leg space and excellent front visibility. The interiors of Toyota Fortuner are designed to meet all the needs of passengers by providing a variety of convenient, multi-purpose storage places.

Interior Comfort
Toyota Fortuner is an ultra spacious SUV that works as stress buster as it offers ultimate comfort with it. Its leather covered steering wheel which is tilt-able and adjustable and packed with the audio controls offers comfortable driving experience. Other comfortable and luxurious features that Toyota Fortuner offers includes Automatic Climate Control AC with unique rear AC vents, Optitron Meter, Cabin lamp with Switch off Timer, MID (Multi Information Display), New Audio Head Unit with Bluetooth and Call Functions, Gate Type Shift Levers, Front and Rear Armrest, NVH (Noise, Vibrations and Harshness) Reduction Materials etc.

Interior Measurements 

The seating capacity of Toyota Fortuner is seven passengers. It has much spacious passenger room with large boot space.

Engine Capacity and Performance
Toyota Fortuner has been launched in Indian market only with the diesel engine option which is powered by the high capacity 3.0L, 2982cc, diesel engine that produces maximum power of 163PS and delivers high engine performance with excellent acceleration and fuel efficiency so that Toyota Fortuner never vibrates even after the speed of 130kmph.


As for the wheels, Toyota Fortuner is packed with a stylish 17” alloy wheels with center cap. Toyota Fortuner will be packed with puncture resistant tube less tyres that makes it able for comfortable off-road driving. The tyre size of Toyota Fortuner is 265/65 R17 7.5JJ. Its larger diameter wheels with puncture resistant tubeless tyres make it the best offroader for Indian market.

Braking and Handling
The front wheels of Toyota Fortuner is packed with large ventilated disc brakes while its rear wheel gets leading-trailing drum brakes. Its larger diameter disc brakes de-accelerate the car from 100kmph to 0 in just 3.14 seconds. ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) resists car to skid out of control in case of emergency braking.

Handling and Safety
Toyota Fortuner offers lots of safety features for both driver and pedestrians. The active safety features that are available with Toyota Fortuner includes Dual Front SRS Airbags that greatly reduces the chance of injury in case of front collision, ABS with EBD that enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle even during hard braking, 15” Front Disc Brakes that de-accelerate the vehicle instantly. The other passive safety features that are available with Toyota Fortuner are Multi-Reflector Quad Headlamps, LED High Mount Tail Lamps, and GOA (Global Outstanding Assessment) body provides the highest level of safe body in its segment.

Stereo and Accessories
Toyota Fortuner is packed with advanced integrated in-dash 2-din single CD/MP3 capable audio system with six speakers that offers high quality audio entertainment. Its audio controls are mounted on its stylish leather covered steering wheel so that you can control audio system without distracting your eyes from road that enhances driving comfort. Its audio system with addition information display console that updates time, direction of driving, outside temperature and some other advanced functions.

Toyota Fortuner Pros :

Advanced luxurious features with sporty and stylish look,

Advanced safety features.

Power, Engine Performance, Acceleration

Toyota Fortuner Cons :

High Price


  1. Its a powerful vehicle which is made for no man's land.Its a perfect blend of power and style.Toyota Fortuner shows a powerful presence with its massive size and premium features.


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