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Latest on Toyota Fortuner: 21 July, 2015
Toyota has been able to get its feet strong in the SUV market with its Fortuner and Innova vehicles. Though the SUV reign might be ending in the States, Thailand and Australia still enjoy the delicacies of these huge vehicles. This is why Toyota is back with a second edition of its best-seller Fortuner. The first edition of Toyota Fortuner was launched back in 2005 and has been able to climb the ladders of success at a fast pace.
Toyota Fortuner, a SUV has 6 versions available in India. Toyota Fortuner has 6 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Toyota Fortuner are Honda CR V, Hyundai Santa Fe and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Toyota Fortuner comes in 7 colours, namely, Attitude Black, Bronze Mica , Grey, Pear White, Silky Gold Mica, Silver, Super White.
One of the famous Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) of Toyota is Fortuner, which features both masculine outlook and power packed engine. In order to cater the demands of Indian buyers, the SUV is offered in quite a few trims with a couple of diesel engine options. Industry experts believe that the Fortuner is a jewel in Toyota's crown for several years now. Apart from several comfort functions, the car has a touch-screen DVD display which features navigation and voice recognition. The automatic climate control function of Fortuner is really impressive and makes sure that the passengers have a comfortable journey. The leather wrapped steering wheel houses audio and telephone switches, making it easy for the driver to concentrate on-road.
Further to this, read Toyota Fortuner Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Toyota Fortuner are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 24,07,992/- to Rs. 26,40,204/-.
Fortuner is a handsome looking brute with curvy lines all around its body. New smoked headlamps look impressive, especially with the ‘bronze mica metallic' finish. The fog lamps of the car are highlighted using chrome paint. The key highlight of the car is its GOA body structure, which includes crumple zones and impact protection beams that together safeguards the passengers inside, in case of a collision. Its front fascia is intimidating and thus provides an overall robust appearance to the car. All in all, the car looks captivating on roads.
Fortuner is extremely spacious at interiors and can easily seat around seven passengers. The seats are extremely comfortable offering a homely feel to the occupants. As per preference, passengers can recline and slide their seats to gain optimum comfort. Notably, the driver can adjust his seat in six different ways using a single press of button. The cockpit of Fortuner has been designed in an attractive manner using a dual-tone colour scheme. Its interiors are now designed using black as the dominating colour, giving it a classy appearance than the erstwhile beige combination. The all-black dashboard, featuring some fake-wood inserts here and there, has an air conditioner, a four spoke steering wheel and an advanced instrument panel. The multi-information display of Fortuner comes with an Optitron combimeter with illumination control.
Engine and Transmission
Toyota Fortuner comes equipped with an option of either 2.5-litre or 3.0-litre engine. The former churns out a maximum power of 142 bhp along with a highest torque of 343 Nm, whereas the 3.0-litre version produces 168.6 bhp of highest power and 360 Nm of maximum torque. In terms of transmission, customers can choose from an option of either a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Performance and Handling
While accelerating from standstill to 100 kmph, the car takes around just 12 seconds. The performance oriented engine of Fortuner helps the driver while making overtaking manoeuvres effortless. Also, the sound of engine is hardly audible in the inner cabin. Notably, the super select 4WD system of Fortuner is one of its most crucial aspects as it facilitates the driver in easily switching between four wheel and two wheel drive options. Its power assisted steering system has tilt adjustment function, making the handling quite convenient. The 4WD version of Fortuner features vehicle stability control, which assists it in dealing difficult terrains and uneven roads.
Fortuner features an impressive braking system, which offers a hassle-free driving experience. Its front wheels come with ventilated disc brakes while the rear ones have leading-trailing drum brakes. The brakes of Fortuner are further facilitated by Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that prevents it from skidding, in case of emergency braking. Its front axle is incorporated with a double wishbone while the rear axle has a four link type of suspension system. This type of suspension mechanism assists in reducing the impact of jerks caused on uneven roads and keeps the vehicle well-balanced.
The 2982 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 10 kmpl in city and 12 kmpl on highways
The car comes with numerous safety features like SRS airbags, seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters for front seats. The vehicle stability control ensures that the car is not misbalanced in case of emergency braking. There is a rear camera that helps driver to easily park the car.
The 4WD automatic version of Fortuner becomes a real treat when it comes to treacherous terrains. The mean machine can easily tackle any slope or any incline with its 5-speed automatic gearbox, making the off-road driving easy and effortless. And in case the going gets really tough, the car has locking differentials to tackle the unwanted situations. The driver just need to slot it in ‘4 low' and move the drive selector to ‘load' and the car will keep going.
Toyota Fortuner delivers a stiff competition to Isuzu MU-7, Mahindra SsangYong Rexton, Chevrolet Captiva and Ford Endeavour. Despite the above mentioned potent competitors, Fortuner has reported stable sales for Toyota India in the recent past thanks to its automatic gearbox and performance oriented 3.0-litre 4X4 engine.
Note: Specifications for Fortuner 3.0 4x4 AT (Diesel) have been mentioned
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