Toyota India has launched the second-gen, 2016 Fortuner with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol range starts at Rs. 25.92 lakh and goes on to Rs. 27.61 lakh. The entry-level diesel model is priced at Rs. 27.52 lakh, while the top-end diesel variant costs Rs. 31.12 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom Delhi) or the top all-wheel-drive automatic.
Toyota has launched the new Fortuner with two engine options – the above mentioned 166hp 2.7-litre petrol motor and the more mainstream 177hp 2.8-litre diesel engine also shared with the Innova Crysta. The petrol motor is paired to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic, while for the diesel unit both the manual and automatic gearboxes are six-speed units. The diesel models additionally get the option of Toyota’s new Sigma 4 all-wheel-drive system that, as per the automaker, features active traction control on all four wheels.
The second-gen Fortuner is built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA). It gets a slightly urban design language. The front fascia features sleek, swept-back headlamp assemblies that house projectors and LED DRLs. The front grille gets chrome treatment, while some more chrome is added around the fog lamp housing. The tall bonnet shut line, high ground clearance, and flared wheel arches add SUV characteristics to the Fortuner’s look. The rear gets LED taillamps. The two-wheel-drive variants come with 17-inch alloys, while the all-wheel drive models employ larger 18-inch wheels.
The interior gets an all-new dashboard layout. Features on offer include automatic headlamps, a powered tailgate, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, power adjustable driver seat, ambient lighting and automatic climate control. Infotainment duties are handled by a 7.0-inch touchscreen system that also supports navigation. In the safety department, the new Fortuner gets 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Control, and Cruise Control.
Toyota India will start delivering the 2016 Fortuner from today. It will compete against the Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.