- 2755cc, DOHC, 4-Cylinder, In-Line
- 2694cc, DOHC, 4-Cylinder, In-Line
- Variable Nozzle Turbocharger with intercooler
- 6-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Auto
- 5-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Auto
- 174.5hp @ 3400rpm
- 163.6hp @ 5200rpm
- 245NM @ 4000rpm
- 420Nm @ 1600 - 2400rpm (MT)
- 450Nm @ 1600 - 2400rpm (AT)
4-Link Coil Spring
Rs. 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Toyota Fortuner was launched back in 2009 and it was an instant
hit with the masses. Its behemoth proportions and bold stance was nothing short
of legend. But after witnessing mild updates and tweaks over the years, it lost
steam and the company faced massive competition from the likes of Ford's new
Endeavor and other compact options which offered class and finesse. Toyota,
however, is not a brand to sit by idling and just like a revenant they brought
back the Fortuner, adorned in a shiny new armor, to reclaim all its lost glory and
the crown that made it king.
The new Toyota Fortuner sports a very sleek design language, with
crisp and clear lines defining its silhouette. If you were a fan of the old
variant, then the new one will catch you off guard. It is nothing like the old
variant, except maybe in proportions which are marginally similar. The façade
sports angular headlamps sitting besides the bold chrome grille, giving this
SUV a very imposing look. In the rear it is almost the same story, with wrap
around tail lamps and ample of chrome adoring the boot. The new Fortuner is
sleek from every angle and that disguises its bulky proportions rather well. The
head lamp cluster features Bi-Beam LED and projector lights while the tail
lamps get LED Light Guides and Aero Fins.
On the inside, the cabin is rather plush with exquisite materials
adorning every corner of this luxurious SUV. The colour tones blend well with
the overall design theme to give customers a premium and contemporary feeling.
Soft touch materials have been used generously all over the cabin and the dash
gets a healthy dose of piano black finish. The new Fortuner offers features
such as a push button start/ stop ignition, touch screen infotainment with
Bluetooth, AUX, USB and navigation integrated into the system, steering mounted
controls, reverse camera with sensors, 8-way power adjusted driver seat, dusk
sensing headlamps, electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs, cooled glove
box and plenty of storage spaces. The cabin of the new Fortuner is quite roomy
and offers comfortable seating for seven individuals, the seats provide
adequate support and ample of bolstering to keep occupants well ensconced. You
also get easy access to the third with the provision of one touch tumble second
row seats which have a 60:40 split.
The new Toyota Fortuner gets a 2.7 litre, VVTi, 4 cylinder, in-line
petrol engine and a 2.8 litre, GD, 4 cylinder, in-line diesel engine. The
petrol motor puts out 163.6hp at 5200rpm and 245Nm of torque at 4000rpm, while
the diesel manual transmission option puts out 174.5hp at 3400rpm and 420Nm of
torque from 1600 to 2400rpm. Both engines are similar to the ones found on the
Innova Crysta. The 2.8L diesel has been re-tuned to put out more torque. The
2.8 diesel which is also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission puts
out more torque than the manual, with torque figures standing at 450Nm from
1600-2400rpm. The petrol motor is available with a 5-speed manual transmission
and a 6-speed automatic with sequential shift, paddle shifters and shiftlock. The
diesel mill is available with a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission)
and a 6-speed automatic.
To drive, the petrol motor is very smooth as it provides a gradual
climb up the power band. It is an ideal motor for city driving conditions and
caters to almost seamless up-shifts. Despite the peak power coming in at
5200rpm the petrol version of the Fortuner is quick through its paces and one
can really stretch out its legs on highways. The diesel caters to a more peppy
drive and can really throw you back in your seat. The turbo on the diesel kicks
in rather quick and the surge of power is enough to get you going. The gear
shifts on the manual transmission are crisp and easy to slot, with decent
throws of the gear leaver catering to a comfortable driving experience. The
Fortuner also comes with Eco and Power drive modes along with an option for
cruise control. The driver gets a high point of view along with a good, clear
line of sight, thus driving this mammoth SUV is rather easy. Unlike the
previous version, the new Fortuner gets ventilated discs on all four wheels.
The brakes do lack a bit of feel, but they get the job done very well and
inspire confidence during emergency situations.
The new Fortuner also gets a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with
Brake Assist (BA), along with features like Hill Assist Control and Downhill
Assist Control as well as an Active Traction management system. The suspension
setup is mildly stiff and soaks in most of the shocks from bumps and potholes
with ease. The Fortuner also gets bounce and pitch control which caters for a more
comfortable journey. The Fortuner also gets wide 265/65 R17 (2WD) and 265/60
R18 (4WD) tyres for enhanced grip and stability, making cornering and driving
on winding roads a real treat. The various driver aides which have been
incorporated into the Fortuner assist in various on and off road functions as
well as ensuring safety of the occupants. The SUV also gets ABS with EBD, 7
Airbags, Child Restrain ISOFIX mounts among other safety features, making the
Fortuner a league ahead. The Fortuner comes with a price tag of Rs. 25.92 lakh, it offers volumes of space and
just the right amount of features. Its capability as a true blue SUV is immense
and Toyota has armed the Fortuner in the right proportions to reclaim its
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