The Toyota Fortuner has been on sale in India since 2009 and now its latest iteration is here. The carmaker was mulling for quite a while to bring the updated SUV to India. Today, the automaker has launched the new-gen Fortuner for the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 25.92 lakh. We've rounded up the pictures of the SUV to give you a closer look at the details. Check them out.
The 2016 Fortuner gets a complete design overhaul in comparison to its predecessor. The changes are crafted in such a manner that it makes the SUV look sharper than the outgoing model.
Chrome embellishments to add to the bling factor are a given. The front bumper gets a new black air dam, while the fog lamp housings are surrounded by thick curved aluminium accents.
Upfront, the fascia sports a new two-slat grille and sweptback headlamps. These are equipped with LED daytime-running lamps and the top-of-the-line model also gets Bi-Beam LED projector headlamps.
Coming to the sides, you'll notice that the new Fortuner gets a floating pillar-less roof design that makes the SUV look quite interesting. Furthermore, the beefed up looks have been toned down.
The rear end also gets a similar slim-cut treatment with sleek tail lamps rounding off the look of the SUV. The tail lamp cluster features LED light guides with aero fins that look striking.
The seven-seater SUV also has a dynamic approach to its interior design. The cabin gets dark brown coloured upholstery and the material used in the interior feels durable.
The dashboard is modern and practical, despite the amount of sophistication. The three-spoke steering wheel gets audio controls, while the new instrument cluster boasts of a large colour TFT LCD display.
A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation finds a prominent central place in the dashboard. It also has an eco-display apart from the telephony and music system controls.
With the arm rest up, the second row of seats can seat three occupants comfortably. These passengers also benefit from a rear automatic AC for their cooling needs.
Toyota has upped the amount of tech in the new Fortuner. The tail gate is electronically controlled to add to the ease of customers. It also comes with memory and jam protection function.
The list of safety features include seven airbags, a reverse parking camera and sensors, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist etc.
The automatic variant also features Hill Assist Control, which prevents the car from rolling backward on a hill. Then there is Stability Control and an Active Traction Control system as a part of the package.
For the first time, the Fortuner is being offered with a petrol engine. This 2.7-litre mill puts out 166bhp of power and 245Nm of torque to the rear wheels.
The diesel, on the other hand, is a 2.8-litre unit churning out 177bhp of power and 420Nm of torque. Unlike the petrol trim, this oil-burner is available in both - a 2WD or 4WD set-up.
While the diesel gets six-speed manual and automatic transmission options, the petrol makes do with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic.