2016 Toyota Fortuner‘s first TVC has been released today in Thailand. With a cliched theme, the promotional video highlights the SUV’s off-road prowess through a highly dramatized sequence. It basically says, you can reach your destination by creating your own path if you drive a Fortuner.
Coming back to the product, 2016 Fortuner is a brand new vehicle which offers second gen IMV platform with improved ladder frame chassis, downsized yet more powerful GD diesel engines and a completely new design direction inside out. Equipment list has also seen a massive improvement.
To recap, the base 2.4-litre four-cylinder diesel engine puts out 150 PS and 323 Nm of torque while the range-topping 2.8-litre diesel engine is capable of 179.4 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Both motors are mated either to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The existing 2.7-litre petrol motor has been retained for international market. Both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations are on offer.
Equipment wise, the fully loaded variant comes packed with leather wrapped steering wheel, paddle shifters, touschscreen multimedia infotainment system, leather upholstery, multiple airbags, ABS, EBD, VSM, ESC, HAC, and Brake Assist.