Toyota Fortuner
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Japanese carmaker Toyota's Indian subsidiary, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has sold over one lakh units of its premium SUV Fortuner ever since its launch in the country in 2009.

"Being able to serve more than one lakh happy customers in such a premium and competitive segment, is a huge achievement for us. This would not have been possible without the support of our customers who have appreciated the product so much," said N Raja, Director and Senior Vice President, marketing and sales at TKM.

The company launched 2nd generation of the Fortuner on November 7 and it has already picked up over 6,200 bookings. TKM sold close to 2000 units of the new Fortuner in November clocking over 80 percent growth compared to the sales in November 2015. TKM is yet to deliver close to 5000 pending orders and the waiting period now stands over two months. 

TKM has significantly increased the price of the new Fortuner, yet the latest number indicates demand of the SUV has not been impacted. Offered in six variants -- 4x2 Petrol Manual, 4x2 Petrol Auto, 4x2 Diesel Manual, 4x2 Diesel Auto, 4x4 Diesel Manual and 4x4 Diesel Auto, the Fortuner is priced starting at Rs 25.92 lakh and goes up to Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The SUV comes with a 2.7-litre petrol engine or a 2.8-litre diesel motor under the hood. While the diesel variant is tuned to generate a power of 175bhp and 420Nm of torque (450Nm in AT), the petrol mill pumps in 163bhp of power along with 245Nm of torque. Both engines are mated with six-speed automatic transmission and manual box. The petrol variants get five-speed manual, while diesel variants get a six-speed manual transmission.