Toyota’s Fortuner has been an Indian favourite since 2009 – and thanks to Toyota’s well-known reliability, customers continued to believe what they bought was best, which eventually led to it being a segment leader. Now, in its second-generation form, the new Fortuner sets out do the same thing at a starting price of Rs 25.92 lakh, for the manual petrol variant.
On the design front, the new Fortuner is a huge departure from the old SUV. Sleek headlamps and tail lamps, a huge chrome grille with what appears to be a V-shaped design theme – all giving it a butch yet modern stance, with a bit of edge in the overall design as well.
Features include hill descent control, stability control, hill-hold assist, cruise control, paddle-shifters, rear parking sensors, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, seven airbags, ABS, LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, rear AC vents, leather upholstery, Eco and Power drive modes, 17-inch alloys and 18-inch alloys for the AWD versions. And a lot more.
In the segment the Fortuner dares to tread, a 166hp 2.7-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine will be offered. You can choose to have it with either a 5-speed manual or an 6-speed automatic. A 177hp 2.8-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine will cater to those who love munching miles to work on a daily basis. Mated to this engine will be a 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed automatic with All-Wheel-Drive. The new Sigma-4 system has various switchable modes: 2WD, 4WD High and Low.
It will be sold in the following colours: Phantom Brown, Grey Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Avant-Garde Bronze, Super White and Attitude Black. .