After Ford launched the Endeavour in India its actually time for Toyota to introduce the new generation Fortuner in India. Some rumors suggest that Toyota might showcase the new 2016 Fortuner SUV at the 2016 Auto expo also. Now the new generation Fortuner looks nothing like its predecessor because it has not only received a major overhaul on its exterior in terms of styling but also in its interior as well.
Compared to its predecessor the new Fortuner looks athletic as well as sharper. It actually is pinned on a completely new Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform which has actually made the new generation SUV lighter and stiffer.
In this video Toyota has highlighted some of the new features which you can expect in the upcoming Fortuner SUV. To begin with the video highlights on the sophisticated exterior design of the SUV. Inside the new generation Fortuner gets start/stop switch as well, the glovebox gets chiller function, while the air conditioner gets digital display as well. The new Fortuner’s Key fob also features power back door remote button while just like the Endeavour the third row seats of the Fortuner also gets one touch easy space up seats. The occupants can get access easily to the third row seats at the back by folding the second row seats.
The upcoming Fortuner is powered by new GD diesel engines which are more fuel efficient and less noisy. To keep the cabin silent the SUV gets especially acoustically insulated floorings as well. The SUV even gets two different driving modes which includes power and Eco modes. The upcoming Fortuner also gets 6 speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel.
If we talk about the new Fortuner’s offroading capabilities then certainly this SUV won’t disappoint you because it gets new high rigidity frame and even gets hill start assist as well.
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There is no doubt in the fact that the Fortuner is one of the best selling SUV of its segment and the upcoming Fortuner definitely will give the new Endeavour some tough competition as well. Just as already mentioned above the new generation SUV uses a completely new platform which has actually made the SUV lighter as well as stiffer. Apart from the new platform the new generation Fortuner also gets completely overhauled exterior as well as interior.
Under the hood expect the new generation Fortuner to get the newly developed GD diesel engines. The 2.4 Litre 2GD-FTV unit is actually capable of producing about 148 Bhp of peak power and an impressive 400 Nm of torque. While the bigger 2.8 Litre 1GD-FTV unit is capable of producing about 177 Bp of peak power and 450 Nm of torque. Expect the new Fortuner to get both manual as well as 6 speed automatic gearbox when it finally launches here.