Fortuner is expected to get a breath of fresh air with the arrival of the new SUV in the Indian market. Toyota new Fortuner's India launch has been scheduled for November 7 and ahead of its much-awaited arrival, the SUV is said to be on its way to the dealerships across the country.
Toyota Fortuner is a leader already in its segment in India, which is currently being contended by Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer. The new avatar of Fortuner is expected to boost the sales of the model further and Toyota seems to have worked thoroughly to give the push.
The new Fortuner is expected to carry a price tag over Rs 30 lakh in India. Under the skin of the new Fortuner is likely to be a .8-litre GD diesel and a 2.7-litre petrol engines. While the diesel variant will generate a power of 175bhp, the petrol mill will be tuned to pump in 158bhp of power.
The new Fortuner will offer different drive modes and will come in four-wheel drive (4WD) and two-wheel drive (2WD) options in both manual and automatic gearbox. The transmission in the SUV will be handled by six-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
In the international markets, Fortuner comes powered by a 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 new Fortuner has a wheelbase of 2,750mm and measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width, and 1,835mm in height. In its new avatar, Fortuner will get bi-xenon LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs) and revised front and rear bumpers.
There will be features like Downhill Assist Control (DAC) system, 7-inch T-Connect infotainment system, reverse camera, electrically adjustable driver's seat and cruise control on offer.
The bookings for the new Fortuner are already open in the country and the delivery is likely to begin in November. Fortuner will take on the likes of Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Endeavour.