The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV has finally been launched in India. The second-generation of the popular rugged SUV is no longer a diesel-only affair for the Indian market, as the company has introduced the much-awaited petrol variant too.
A total of six variants have been made available for the Indian market, with prices ranging from Rs. 25.92 lakh for the 2.7 Petrol 4X2 manual variant, leading all the way up to Rs. 31.12 lakh for the top-spec 2.8 Diesel 4X4 automatic. Four variants here are equipped with rear-wheel drive configurations, leaving just the two top-spec 2.8 Diesel manual and 2.8 Diesel automatic with four-wheel drive systems.
Four of the six available variants will feature a 2.8L GD four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that churns out 174 hp and 450 Nm of torque, while the petrol variant get the brand’s new 2.7L dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine with 164 hp and 245 Nm of torque. It can be opted with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol Fortuner is only available with the 2WD system, and is the only SUV in its class to offer a petrol option.
As far as safety features are concerned, the 2016 Fortuner gets 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Hold Assist, Hill Descent Control, and Cruise Control. It will compete with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and not-so-popular Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Prices of the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner (ex-showroom Delhi):
- 2.7 Petrol 4X2 MT – Rs. 25.92 lakh
- 2.7 Petrol 4X2 AT – Rs. 27.61 lakh
- 2.8 Diesel 4X2 MT – Rs. 27.52 lakh
- 2.8 Diesel 4X2 AT – Rs. 29.14 lakh
- 2.8 Diesel 4X4 MT – Rs. 30.05 lakh
- 2.8 Diesel 4X4 AT – Rs. 31.12 lakh
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