Toyota Kirloskar Motor is getting ready to expand their family with a new addition, which will be the new Fortuner. The SUV, in its latest iteration, has been teased ahead of its launch on November 7.
Teased in the first official image, the new Fortuner is yet to reveal its final design, but it’s known that it adopts a sharp styling unlike the existing SUV. And even if this is a departure from the present Fortuner's styling cues, the new design is well accepted globally now. The latest Fortuner is 90mm longer and 15mm wider than the one it will replace. It's 15mm shorter in height as well, though the 2,750mm wheelbase has been retained. It now sports Bi-Beam LED projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights.
The interior of the new-gen Fortuner is also different from its predecessor. The noteworthy features include an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, electric tailgate, cruise control and a new T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera. Then there is A-TRC Traction Control (TRC) system and Down Hill Assist Control (DAC) system.
Mechanically speaking, the engine line-up will be sourced from the Toyota Innova Crysta's GD diesel units. This includes a 2.4-litre mill producing 149bhp of power and 343Nm of torque, and a 2.8-litre motor that churns out 177bhp and 360Nm of torque. Transmission options will include six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes, while a 4WD system will be offered in the top-of-the-line variant.
The new Toyota Fortuner will be locally manufactured at TKM’s plant in Karnataka like the current generation model. The latter was launched in India way back in 2009. Now, it has attained almost a cult status and has been a great sales success for the carmaker. We hope the new one will also replicate this success by boasting of a new look, comfortable cabin with new features, while still having the bulletproof reliability of a Toyota product.