Being showcased at 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), the next generation Toyota Fortuner is set for India launch sometime in 2017. It will compete with the Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer once launched.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors have also started testing the new Fortuner in India where it is expected to launch at a price higher than its current counterpart. One can expect the 2016 Toyota Fortuner to sport a price tag of INR 30 lakhs.
With the ban on registration of diesel vehicles have engine capacity over 2000cc having impacted Toyota Kirloskar Motor the most, the company will be introducing the new Toyota Fortuner with a petrol engine as well. New Fortuner petrol will be powered by a 2.7-liter, four cylinder, dual VVT-I petrol engine offering 162 bhp power and 245 Nm torque mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2016 Toyota Fortuner will also be sold with 2.4-liter GD offering 148 bhp and 400 Nm and 2.8-liter GD diesel engine offering 175 bhp and 450 Nm. It will be presented in 4WD and 2WD options.
2016 Toyota Fortuner gets front and rear bumpers, remodeled head and tail lamps besides Bi-xenon LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and reverse camera. It will also get traction control system, electrically adjustable driver seat, downhill assist control and cruise control. 7 air bags, ABS with EBD and brake assist will also be among its safety features.