Toyota Kirloskar Motor is reportedly planning to launch the new version of Fortuner SUV in November. The launch of the SUV was previously scheduled at the beginning of this festive season. However, unfavorable market conditions due to the Supreme Court banning sales of 2000cc and above diesel run cars in Delhi-NCR had prompted Toyota to postpone the launch.
With the removal of the ban in August, the new Fortuner will be launched in the first week of November, reports Overdrive. The SUV has been caught testing in India under camouflage for a couple of times this year. Currently, the new Fortuner is sold in a few international markets like Thailand, South Africa and Australia.
In the latest avatar, Fortuner is youthful than the outgoing version. The new version features reworked front and rear bumper which is sportier. The headlamps and tail lamps are slimmer and wider now.
In features, the SUV will flaunt Bi-Xenon LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, Traction Control (TRC) system, electrically adjustable driver seat, Down Hill Assist Control system, cruise control and reverse parking camera. New Toyota Fortuner measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width, 1,835mm in height and 2,750mm in wheelbase.
The SUV will be powered by 2.4-litre GD and 2.8-litre GD diesel engines. While the 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV diesel unit develops 148bhp and 400Nm of torque, the 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV unit churns out 175bhp and 450Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
In addition to the diesel engine, the new Fortuner will be sold in petrol mill as well. The Fortuner petrol will be powered by a 2.7-litre, four-cylinder, dual VVT-i petrol engine that develops 162bhp of power and 245Nm of peak torque.