Thailand-based automotive aftermarket firm Fiar Designs has come up with sporty body kit for the 2016 Toyota Fortuner which went on sale in the country earlier this year. The spruced up SUV sports tastefully designed silver chin upfront, side scuff plates, dual-tone alloy wheels with matte black surfaces, chrome exhaust tips and a diffuser.
The add-on kit can be easily fitted and is not likely to affect the vehicle’s manufacturer warranty. The new Toyota Fortuner is based on the second gen IMV modular ladder frame platform which also underpins the new Toyota Innova and Hilux pickup truck.
The 7-seat SUV adopts a completely new design, a more premium interior with additional equipment and lays additional focus on safety. The 2016 Fortuner is packed with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Control, alloy wheels, foglights, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, electric tailgate, electrically adjustable driver seat, a comprehensive touchscreen infotainment system, smart remote key with push button start/stop, and so on.
For India, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner is expected to be powered by the new family of GD diesel engines displacing 2.4- and 2.8-litre. Both manual and automatic transmission options with 4×2 and 4×4 configurations are expected to be on offer.
Considering that the older Fortuner is enjoying good demand in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor may wait for a year or so before fielding the new model.