Meet 2016 Toyota Fortuner in all its glory.
Doing away with the muscular look, and going in for the chiseled sporty look, 2016 Toyota Fortuner does look attractive. In the front you get a more premium look, thanks to generous use of chrome. The front grille gets three chrome slats with a huge Toyota logo in the centre. These three thick chrome slats merge into an even thicker chrome strip, which is in the shape of inverted ‘L’ alphabet. The other part of this chrome strip hovers on to the headlight cluster.
Headlight unit consists of projector headlamps, turn indicators and LED DRLs. You also have fog-lights encased in inverted triangle whose all sides are made of chrome.
Side view no longer gives the look of a tall-boy design, instead the sleek headlamps merging into the shoulder lines make the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner look more aerodynamic. New 18 inch diamond cut alloy design with 12 spokes looks quite stylish.
Just like headlights, taillights (LED) too have a stretched sleek design. The chrome strip which underlines the window frame, runs to the rear of the car as well. Just above the license plate is another thick splash of chrome, and above that is the Toyota logo. Protruding roof spoiler and meaty lower bumper complete the rear look of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner.
– Dual LED headlights with LED DRLs
– LED taillights
– 18 inch Alloys
– Shark Fin antenna
– ORVM with integrated turn indicator
– ELectric tailgate
Featuring a seven seat layout in three rows, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner gets a new dashboard layout in dual tone – Black and Brown. There is a new steering wheel with four spokes and silver accents. You also get steering mounted controls. On the centre console is the touchscreen display which offers controls to the infotainment and navigation system of the car. Overall, the interior space has increased to offer more comfort to the passengers.
2016 Toyota Fortuner will be loaded with new technology. To start with, it will get cruise control, auto AC, rear AC vents, keyless entry, push button start, arm rest for first and second row, hill assist, ABS, EBD, 7 airbags, body control, 4×4, 17 inch alloys, torque on demand, integrated frame for higher rigidity, touchscreen with multimedia and navigation functions, rear camera for parking assist, and much more.
– Cruise control
– Leather seats
– Multi function steering wheel
– Paddle shifters mounted on steering wheel
– 8 way electric adjustable driver’s seat
– TFT screen in the instrument panel in between speedometer and tachometer dials
– Cooling facility in glovebox
– Auto Climate control
– Rear AC vents
– 8 inch colour screen on the centre dash which helps access entertainment and car systems. It also has DVD/CD/MP3/Radio/USB/AUX-in/Bluetooth and Navigation
– Push button start
– Smart key
Already one of the strongest and safest SUV in its class, the new Fortuner is even more safer.
– Dual front airbags, side and curtain with driver knee airbag
– ABS with EBD and brake assist
– ECS and TCS
– Hill Start Assist
– Downhill Assist
– Reverse camera with parking sensors
– TSC (Tractor Sway Control)
– Dimensions : 4795 x 1855 x 1835 (L x W x H)
– Wheelbase : 2750 mm
– Ground clearance: 193 mm
– Fuel tank : 80 liters
– Front : Double wishbone
– Rear : Five-link coil spring suspension
– Brakes : All four wheels get disc brake
– Tyres : 265/60 R18 Alloy
Next gen Toyota Fortuner will be offered with a set of new engines. These will be in the form of 2GD-FTV 2.4l diesel engine generating 150 PS @ 3400 rpm and 400 Nm torque @ 1600-2000 rpm (twice the amount of torque as compared to the engine it is replacing) and a 1GD-FTV 2.8L diesel engine generating 177 PS @ 3400 rpm and 450 Nm torque @ 1600-2400 rpm.
Apart from the two diesel engine, there is also a 2.7l petrol engine on offer. This one generates 166 PS @ 5200 rpm and 245 Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. All three options are offered with six speed automatic transmission. Manual transmission is offer with 2.4 diesel only, it gets 6 speed MT. All options are offered as RWD, only the 2.8 diesel is offered in both, RWD and AWD configurations.
Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G 2×4 MT Diesel – THB 1,199,000 (or Rs 22.28 lakhs)
Toyota Fortuner 2.4 V 2×4 AT Diesel – THB 1,369,000 (or Rs 25.44 lakhs)
Toyota Fortuner 2.7 V 2×4 AT Petrol – THB 1,449,000 (or Rs 26.93 lakhs)
Toyota Fortuner 2.8 V 2×4 AT Diesel – THB 1,529,000 (or Rs 28.42 lakhs)
Toyota Fortuner 2.8 V 4×4 AT Diesel – THB 1,599,000 (or Rs 29.72 lakhs)
This is ex-showroom Thailand pricing of the new Fortuner.
Price of 2016 Toyota Fortuner in India is also expected to be in the same range as existing (Rs 23-28 lakhs). This in spite of the fact that it received a new body and engine. The reason being, Toyota India will be developing these engines in-house at their plant near Bangalore. This will increase localisation and this make it more affordable.