Toyota has released official pictures of the second generation 2016 Fortuner ahead of its global unveil tomorrow. This all-new Fortuner gets a complete design overhaul and looks sharper than the present model.
The 2016 Fortuner’s unique design suits the advanced tastes of modern SUV buyers, the sweptback projector headlamps are surrounded by chrome embellishments to add to the bling factor. Under this, a chiselled bumper with chrome inserts brings on a very macho look. The fenders are wide and the wheel arches are big enough to accommodate large, diamond cut 18-inch alloys with highway tyres.
Moving on to the rear, the blacked-out pillars give the new Fortuner a “floating roof” look. Finishing off the look are equally slim tail lights, fitted with LED light guides and a rear wiper. On the inside, the dashboard gets a squarish design, similar to the current-generation Corolla Altis, a 3-spoke steering wheel derived from the new Hilux Revo and a Camry-styled instrument cluster with a large colour TFT LCD multi-info display.
Under the skin, the new Fortuner will get 3 engine options – 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engines and a 2.7-litre VVT-I petrol engine. The 2.4-litre turbo-diesel, expected to replace the current 2.5-litre diesel unit, and a 2.8-litre motor that will replace the current 3.0-litre unit. The petrol engine is carried forward from its predecessor but all engines are said to have improved fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent.
Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, depending on the variant. The 2016 Fortuner will be available in 2WD and 4WD variants with shift-on-the-fly tech. It will also come with a rear differential lock on some variants.
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