The Toyota Fortuner BS6 is set to be launched in a few days and we have the variant details of the updated premium SUV.
It was reported earlier that, just like the Innova Crysta BS6, the udpated Fortuner will ditch the 2.8-liter diesel engine and will resort to the 2.4-liter unit borrowed from the MPV. However, the latest document puts the uncertainty to rest and confirms that the existing 2.8-liter oil burner will indeed continue to power the off-roader.
A total of 7 diesel and 2 petrol variants will be on offer. In its BS4 avatar, the 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine develops 177 hp and 420 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed AT (with paddle shifters) variant benefits from an additional torque output of 30 Nm. We expect the figures to remain largely unchanged by the changes necessary for BS6 compliance. The diesel Fortuner will continue to be available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
The gasoline engine is 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit which also serves the Innova Crysta. The naturally aspirated motor dishes out 166 hp and 245 Nm of torque. This motor can be had either with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AT with paddle shifters.
To market the shift from BS4 to BS6 standards, Toyota has changed the variant suffixes. We don’t expect the ladder-frame SUV to have any styling changes although the automaker could use this opportunity to rejig the feature list based on the customer feedback. Depending on the variant, the Toyota Fortuner BS6 will be available either with dark brown or chamois interior colour theme.
Prices of the Toyota Fortuner BS4 starts at INR 28.18 lakh and goes all the way up to INR 34.2 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). We expect the BS6 diesel variants to get more expensive by a significant extent.
The Toyota Fortuner will continue to lock horns with the Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X, and Skoda Kodiaq. It is to be noted that the Endeavour is set to receive a new 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine as a part of BS6 update. The Fortuner has been leading this segment comfortably and there is no reason that should change after the update.