The Toyota Fortuner's latest iteration is due for an official unveiling this week in Thailand and complete pictures of the car have already surfaced on the internet. The spyshots reveal the comprehensive makeover the car has undergone.
This is the next-gen variant of the Fortuner that gets a complete design overhaul and looks sharper than the present model. The fascia sports a new two-slat grille that extends up to the headlamps and has flanks that taper over the headlights. The sweptback projector headlamps are surrounded by chrome embellishments to add to the bling factor. The bumper is redesigned and gets a new black air dam, while the fog lamp housings are surrounded by thick curved aluminium accents. The rear end also gets a similar slim-cut treatment with sleek tail lamps.
And it’s not just the exterior, but Toyota has completely redesigned the cabin of the Fortuner as well. The dashboard layout is new and the instrument cluster comes with a multi-information display. The center console is vertically-oriented with a touch screen entertainment system, automatic AC controls, and lot of storage spaces. The new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel comes with audio controls and the car gets a new key fob.
The new Fortuner will get the new 'GD' line-up of diesel engines, which include a 2.4-litre unit matched to a six-speed manual gearbox and a 2.8-litre powerplant mated to an automatic transmission. The company might also offer the 2.7-litre VVT-i petrol engine but as a single variant.
This 2016 iteration of the Fortuner SUV will be officially unveiled in a few days in Thailand followed by its launch soon. Toyota Kirloskar Motors will then bring the car to the 2016 Auto Expo in India and might also launch it for the Indian market. It will then lock horns with the Ford Endeavour and the upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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