2016 Toyota Fortuner Spotted (Spy Shots)
Ahead of its launch on August 1st, the next generation Toyota Fortuner has been spotted without disguise in Thailand. The Toyota Fortnuer is a SUV based on the company’s Hilux pickup truck and was launched in India in 2009 and is assembled at Toyota’s plant in Bidadi, Karnataka , from CKD kits. The SUV went on to become the most popular and best selling vehicle in the segment.
Four years after receiving a facelift, it is time for the next generation SUV to be revealed. The car continues to be based on the Hilux pickup truck. Both the cars are based on Toyota’s International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) which is also seen on the Innova.
The new Fortuner will get a redesigned exterior which makes the SUV look modern. The side profile ensures that the car retains its rugged outlook. Just like the exterior, the SUV also features a new black and brown interior and a new dashboard. This is a huge step up from the current SUV’s boring design.
The SUV is expected to be powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines. India might get only the diesel engine. The engine options which includes a 2.4 litre diesel producing 160 HP and a 2.8 litre diesel producing 177 HP. In capacity, these two engines are slightly smaller than the current SUV’s engine options.
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