New Toyota Fortuner’s 5-star safety rating comes to the rescue
The new Toyota Fortuner was launched in India at a starting price of INR 25.92 lakh. It is one of the best selling car in the segment today.
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 a report, the driver of this new Toyota Fortuner was driving at over 100 kmph when it collided with a Honda Amaze at an intersection. The impact resulted in the Honda Amaze damaging its front, while the Toyota Fortuner took a hit at its rear.
Due to being driven at high speed, the Fortuner lost balance and started skidding out of control. The car came to a halt after it collided with a wall. But by this time, the damage the car had gathered, was huge. The images show how the rear right alloy wheel had come off, and so had the tyre. The left rear tyre has bent, and could have come off too.
Though the damage on the outside is huge, the inside is safe as all the passengers survived this crash. It was not only the airbags which saved the passenger, but also the solid built quality of Toyota Fortuner. The images clearly show that the cabin has not at all damaged. 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. Below is a video of the crash
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.
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.
– 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)