The 2016 Toyota Fortuner has arrived in India and the base trim will cost Rs. 25.92 lakh (approximately $37,900), whereas the top trim reaches Rs. 31.12 lakh for the top trim (about $46,600). The 2016 SUV was introduced in Thailand for the first time last year and it was put to the test recently. This car will join Toyota Innova Crysta in the Indian market.
The new Fortuner differs from the ongoing model significantly and it uses the TNGA platform, due to which the car is lighter, whereas the handling has been improved. There have been changes in the design too and now we can see sharp lines and thinner headlights with LED projector lights and LED DRLs. Furthermore, the chrome has been used in large amounts.
The interior has also witnessed some drastic changes and it looks modern and fashionable. First of all, premium materials were used and the seats come with leather upholstery. Secondly, the cabin is spacious, which makes the ride comfortable.
Speaking of the features, you can find a touchscreen infotainments system with audio connectivity and navigation, automatic climate control and electric tailgate. Ambient lighting and multi-function steering wheel with paddle shifters are also included, but there are many more features. A second and third row of seats can be folded if you want to increase cargo capacity.
The Japanese carmaker offers both petrol and diesel engines. You can opt for a 2.7-liter V4 engine that produces 164bhp and 245 Nm of torque. In addition to the engine comes a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, you can opt for a 2.8-liter V4 diesel variant rated at 174.5bhp and 420 Nm of torque. The engine produces 420 Nm of torque if it is paired with a manual transmission, but if you go with the automatic gearbox, it will produce 30 Nm of torque more. Both manual and automatic transmissions are six-speed.
The safety package contains seven airbags and Downhill Assist Control. Moreover, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS with EBD and Hill Assist Control are only some of abundance of safety features.
The Toyota Fortuner will go against Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Endeavour in the battle for the top spot in India.