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
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 EconomyToyota 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.
PowerAs 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 UpToyota 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 ExteriorsExterior Appearance
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
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.
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.
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.
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 SafetyToyota 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.
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 safety features.
Power, Engine Performance, Acceleration