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New Toyota Fortuner’s 5-star safety rating comes to the rescue

 

The new Toyota Fortuner was launched in India earlier this month at a starting price of INR 25.92 lakh.

Built like a tank, is a phrase which relates very well to the new Toyota Fortuner. After securing a five-star rating in a test performed by Global NCAP, the new Fortuner proved its mettle in an accident in India.

As per the reader who shared these images, the owner of this Fortuner had taken delivery of the car just a few days ago. While driving on the highway, the driver had to go off-road after seeing an oncoming truck in his direction. The car rolled over and ended in a ditch. With all 7 airbags of the car deployed, none of the passenger in the car were seriously hurt.

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It was not only the airbags which saved the passenger, but also the solid built quality of Toyota Fortuner. This can be seen in Global NCAP’s test results as well, which gave the new Fortuner a clear thumbs up as far as safety is concerned.

The new Fortuner is based on the second gen IMV platform. The 7-seat ladder frame premium SUV adopts one diesel and one petrol engine in India. The diesel engien is in the form of a 2.8 liter generating 177 hp and 450 Nm while the 2.7 liter petrol engine is rated at 164 hp and 250 Nm. Both engines are offered in a choice of automatic as well as manual transmissions. Drive system is RWD as standard while the 2.8 liter diesel is also offered with AWD. Here is a detailed Toyota Fortuner Review.

New Toyota Fortuner Latin-NCAP crash test 5-star rating

The new Toyota Fortuner competes with the likes of new Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, SsangYong Rexton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-Trail, etc. Here is a detailed comparison between the above mentioned SUVs.

Highlights

– Newly developed frame structure that delivers exceptional torsional & bending rigidity even in the harshest environments
– New suspension enhances ride comfort, through straight-line stability, controllability, handle response & advanced damping technology
– Newly adopted Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) & Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
– Electronic drive control
– Eco & Power drive modes
– Newly adopted Active Traction Control (A-TRC)

New Toyota Fortuner Price

4×2 Toyota Fortuner Petrol with MT – INR 25.92 lakh
4×2 Toyota Fortuner Petrol with AT – INR 27.61 lakh
4×2 Toyota Fortuner Diesel with MT – INR 27.52 lakh
4×2 Toyota Fortuner Diesel with AT – INR 29.14 lakh
4×4 Toyota Fortuner Diesel with MT – INR 30.05 lakh
4×4 Toyota Fortuner Diesel with AT – INR 31.12 lakh

 

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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