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2013 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2013 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo
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Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo
  • Year: 2013
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Fortuner
  • Engine: D-4D Diesel with Intercooler Turbocharger, 4 Cylinders
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 171 @ 3600
  • Torque @ RPM: 253 @ 1400
  • Displacement: 2982 cc
  • Price: INR 2233000
  • car fuel: diesel cars
  • body style: suv

Toyota Fortuner is a mighty SUV from Toyota which has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now, but an updated version of the Fortuner was recently launched mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox for an enhanced driving experience. The SUV aerodynamic design will definitely attract everyone’s attention, beside the good looks it also has a massive road presence. Earlier Fortuner came mated with a 4-speed automatic transmission but now it has a 5 speed automatic.

The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo is powered by a 3.0L, D-4D Diesel Common Rail Type Fuel Injection engine with intercooler turbochargers which is capable of producing a maximum power of 171Ps at 3600rpm and a maximum torque of 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm. The Fortuner also has been packed with a lot of safety features which makes the SUV one of the safest vehicles, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo is definitely a vehicle for the SUV enthusiast because it has been packed with power and also comes with the added comfort and luxury.

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Can A 115-Horsepower Kia Seltos Beat The 174-Horsepower Toyota Fortuner In Drag Races?

Can A 115-Horsepower Kia Seltos Beat The 174-Horsepower Toyota Fortuner In Drag Races?

The Fortuner makes a lot more power, but the Seltos is much lighter

‘Arun Panwar’ uploaded a video of a drag race on his YouTube channel. The contenders included a Kia Seltos and a Toyota Fortuner. Both the vehicles belong to different niches, but it evens out at the onset. The Fortuner churns out a lot more power than the Seltos, but it is also a lot heavier than its Korean counterpart. Which SUV do you have your bets on?

July 28, 2021 21:00
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2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

A treat for Fortuner loves during this festive season

Toyota launched a new Fortuner variant in India just a few days before the Festive season. Called the Fortuner TRD Sportivo this trim is priced at INR. 31.01 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Sportivo variant is developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and is available in Indian market only in the 4x2AT variant.

Now to distinguish it from the standard variant this unique trim gets few cosmetic updates both on its exterior as well as interior. However, there were no changes made under the hood. Launched back in 2009, the Fortuner has dominated the Indian market since then. The updated new generation SUV was launched last year, and it managed to score fairly in the Indian market as well.

Under the hood, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo gets the same 2.8 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit that produces about 175 bhp of peak power and 450 Nm of peak torque. Besides this diesel unit it also gets a 2.7 Litre petrol engine as well which is capable of producing about 164 bhp of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. The Fortuner gets a 6-Speed manual or a 6-Speed automatic gearbox as an option along with 4WD for some variants.

Click past jump to find out the cosmetic changes that the SUV has received recently

September 23, 2017 06:30
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Few Important Things That You Should Be Aware Of The Newly Introduced Toyota Fortuner

Few Important Things That You Should Be Aware Of The Newly Introduced Toyota Fortuner

we clear all your doubts about this newly launches SUV!

Toyota has finally decided to introduce the new generation Fortuner in India this November 2016.The new generation model shares or looks nothing like the old Fortuner, it even is based on a completely new and Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform which also underpins Innova and Hilux Revo pickup truck.

Before we go into any other details let us inform you all that the new Fortuner prices in India start from INR. 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Fortuner will compete directly with its all time biggest rival the Ford Endeavour which was introduced back in January 2016 and has been here in the Indian market for almost 11 months now. The all new SUV provides seating for 7 occupants inside, talking about interiors the New Fortuner gets an all new interior which provides more refinement and luxury inside.

The new Fortuner is made available with both the option of a petrol as well diesel engines which are paired to a 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual as ell as an automatic. These drivetrains sends power to the rear wheels for both petrol and diesel however there is also an optional all wheel drive system available as well with the diesel variant only.

November 16, 2016 09:09
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Toyota Fortuner Teased Ahead Of Its Launch On 7th November

Toyota Fortuner Teased Ahead Of Its Launch On 7th November

The SUV is a direct competitor to the Ford Endeavor

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has already teased the new Fortuner SUV just few days ahead of its official launch. Toyota has decided to launch the new Fortuner on 7th November 2016 while some dealers have already started taking bookings for the SUV as well.

The new generation Toyota SUV will be based on the ladder frame chassis which also supports the Hilux trick as well as the new Innova Crysta SUV. The SUV definitely also is slightly bigger and looks quite sharp compared to its predecessor. The new features in the SUV include LED projector lamps which also get daytime running lamps as well inside. An electric tailgate, bigger alloy wheels and also LED tailamps towards the rear. The SUV also gets lot of new and interesting stuffs inside as well, to begin with the Fortuner gets a completely new dashboard which gets a big 7 inch T-Connect infotainment system with satellite navigation, this screen will also act as a screen for the reversing camera. It further also gets a push start/stop button start as well.The

October 27, 2016 06:35
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All The Details Of The New Gen Toyota Fortuner Launching November 7th 2016

All The Details Of The New Gen Toyota Fortuner Launching November 7th 2016

The new SUV will most probably share the same drivetrains with the Innova MPV

Toyota will be launching the new generation Fortuner in India on 7th November 2016. Thus expect the bookings for the Ford Endeavor rival to commence within next few weeks.

Although we thought that Toyota will be launching the new gen Fortuner towards early next year but perhaps the less demand of the current generation model and strong competition from rival Ford Motors has prompted them to pre pone the launch date.

The new Fortuner underpins the same IMV platform which also supports the new Innova Crysta MPV which is already launched in India and received positive response from the people.

As far as the features are concerned the new Fortuner will get projector headlamps complete with LED lamps and integrated daytime running lamps, sharper overall styling, newly designed taillamps on the outside. While inside the SUV gets a redesigned dashboard which also has been equipped with a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, this infotainments system also gets navigation system as well. The other features also include an electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control etc.

October 4, 2016 06:06
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Toyota Might Launch New Fortuner SUV In November 2016 Only

Toyota Might Launch New Fortuner SUV In November 2016 Only

The new SUV will take on the Ford Endeavor

According to the recent reports it seems like Toyota will finally launch the new generation Fortuner in India this November. The new generation Fortuner is based on a completely new platform which also supports the Helux pickup and the Innova MPV as well.

The new Fortuner is also longer by almost 90 mm and wider by almost 15 mm than the existing SUV. But the wheelbase remains identical to the current generation SUV. The new Fortuner also has received some new cosmetic updates as well. The SUV dawns a completely new face which gets projector headlamps and integrated DRL setup as well. The new design language of the Toyota has made the front face look sharper and much more purposeful. The SUV also gets 19 inch wheels as well.

Just like the exterior the interior too has received some thorough change. The dashboard is completely new and features a high resolution touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV also provides seating for 7 occupants inside made possible with three row seats.

Under the hood the Fortuner will share the same drivetrains with the Innova MPV. The SUV will get two diesel engine options which include the 2.4 Litre and the 2.8 Litre four cylinder GD units. But it might also get a petrol unit on offer as well which was recently launched under the hood of the Innova. The entire engine lineup will be paired to a 6 speed manual as well as an automatic gearbox. The SUV will be offered with both two wheels as well as four wheel drive option as well.

September 14, 2016 10:00
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Get the Details Of India Bound Toyota Fortuner Launching 2016 End Or Early 2017

Get the Details Of India Bound Toyota Fortuner Launching 2016 End Or Early 2017

The new SUV will be offered with two diesel and a single petrol engine option

Toyota is actually taking some time to launch the new generation Fortuner in India. The reason why Toyota was delaying the launch was because of the ban on diesel cars imposed by Government in the Delhi NCR regions. But now that the ban on diesel cars has been lifted you can expect Toyota to introduce the SUV soon in the Indian market. They already launched the new SUV in some ASEAN countries as well as in Australia in 2015. Now according to the reports Toyota will be bringing the new Fortuner which will replace the current model towards the end of this year or in early 2017.

Coming to the new SUV as you all know by now the new generation Fortuner underpins Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform which is shared with the new Innova. The new Fortuner’s test mule was caught couple of times being tested on Indian roads. As far as the styling is concerned the Fortuner gets a more aggressive looking front profile. Towards the front profile the SUV gets a completely new headlamp design followed by aggressive looking bumpers as well. Toyota has also used plenty of chrome elements as well on the vehicle. However the side profile of the SUV looks more or less like the current generation SUV which is already on sale in the Indian market but it gets a different looking window line. The SUV also gets a 17 inch wheels towards the side profile while towards the rear the new SUV also gets a redesigned wraparound taillamp cluster.

August 26, 2016 09:20
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5 popular SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi and NCR

5 popular SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi and NCR

Supreme Court might lift the ban after payment of one time environment cess

It’s been half a year, 2000 cc diesel engines are banned in Delhi and NCR. Because of that several automakers like Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Mahindra & Mahindra, Audi, BMW has seen steep decline in their sales figures. While automaker like Toyota has threatened not to launch any new models in the country, automaker like Tata Motors and Mahindra has changed their strategy to equip the Delhi and NCR spec large cars with sub 2000 cc engines. On the other side, the sales of petrol cars have been increased.

Meanwhile Supreme Court has announced they are open to lift the ban on 2000 cc and larger diesel engine powered cars in Delhi and NCR. But condition remains, as the Apex Court has suggested an one time cess to impose on the large cars. Which means the price of these cars will significantly increase. Another question remains; who ever pays hefty, gets the license to pollute? No wonder, another big debate is awaiting.

Meanwhile, we take a look at the popular SUVs with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines under the hood, which have been greatly affected by the ban in Delhi and NCR.

July 1er, 2016 08:45
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ITBP taking help of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour to Secure the Indo-China Border

ITBP taking help of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour to Secure the Indo-China Border

Maruti-Suzuki Gypsy has been a favourite car for Indian armed forces

SUVs are always favourite medium of transport for the armed forces. Indian Army is no difference. Maruti-Suzuki Gypsy has been the longest serving vehicle for the armed forces of the country. Now a recent report suggests that the Indian Army is planning to replace its Gypsy’s with Mahindra Scorpio or Tata Safari, based on which automaker wins the tender.

Meanwhile the Indo Tibetan Border Police or the ITBP has recently purchased four SUVs, which comprises two new Ford Endeavour and two Toyota Fortuners. These cars will be used to transport the ITBP personnel who guard the Indo-China border territory. The Toyota Fortuner is certainly a very popular SUV in India, while the newly launched Ford Endeavour has been doing pretty well.

The Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavours purchased by ITBP are said to be modified to accommodate 6 to 7 armed personnel along with radio communication equipments. This is the first ever high end SUV purchase by any armed force guarding the border. These four SUVs will be deployed at the high altitude region of Ladakh and Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh, with an altitude of 13000 feet and 6000 feet respectively. Both the regions are known for rough mountain terrains. These 4x4 SUVs will surely help the OTBP personnel to move swiftly in the regions. These SUVs will be strictly used for operational purposes only. Before deploying the cars to their respected destinations a special batch of drivers were trained at the OTBP training centre situated in Chandigarh.

May 17, 2016 13:00
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Toyota bringing new Fortuner sooner than expected, launch in 2016

Toyota bringing new Fortuner sooner than expected, launch in 2016

Is Toyota’s decision motivated by Ford Endeavour’s success?

Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular SUV in India. The Japanese automaker is all set to launch their facelift Fortuner in the country. Earlier it was speculated that the automaker will launch the Fortuner later in 2017, but, as it seems the company is considering the launch in this year only, which is suspected as an effect of the success of Ford’s new Endeavour, which has seen pretty much success post launch in Indian market compare to the previous generation model.

Indian customers are generally known for being passionate towards the SUVs. Toyota officials revealed that their next big launch after the Innova Crysta will be the Fortuner. Incidentally, the Innova Crysta is scheduled to launch on 3rd May, 2016. Therefore the new Fortuner is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of 2016. Chevrolet launched their Trailblazer in Indian market, later Ford already launched the Endeavour with significant success. This has already made the market segment tougher for the new Fortuner. So the Japanese automaker doesn’t want to waste to waste anymore time. The new Fortuner dons a refreshed appearance with more upmarket and polished fascia, which gets lots of chrome embellishment. The interior also gets several updates. The power source for this car will be a 2.4 litre GD engine and a 2.8 litre GD engine under the hood. The transmission duties will be done by both manual and automatic gearboxes. Moreover, Toyota Fortuner has already received highest level of safety rating in the Latin NCAP crash tests few days, which will take its game up.

April 20, 2016 13:30
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India bound Toyota Fortuner gets 5 star safety rating

India bound Toyota Fortuner gets 5 star safety rating

Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular and best selling SUV in India

Toyota Fortuner is one of the most popular SUV in India, and it is also the best selling SUV in the country. The next generation of Toyota Fortuner is expected to be launched in the country sometime in next year. Meanwhile the Latin NCAP, the most prestigious crash test agency of Latin America conducted crash test on the India bound Toyota Fortuner, which is built on the same platform as the Toyota Hilux pickup truck. In that crash test the muscular looking SUV scored 5 star safety rating, which is the highest marks for any car on the safety ground. The car has received 5 star for both adult and child occupant protection. No wonder, it will help the Japanese automaker to present their upcoming Fortuner as a more desired vehicle.

Toyota Fortuner is also known as the Hilux SW4. The test was conducted to check whether the Fortuner comes with the comparable level of safety like its sibling. The Toyota Hilux gets dual front airbags, driver knee airbags, ABS with EBD on the safety features front. Expect the India bound Toyota Fortuner to come along with these features as well.

April 11, 2016 09:30
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Check Out This Fully Armoured Toyota Fortuner: Video

Check Out This Fully Armoured Toyota Fortuner: Video

Gets B4+ and B6 Ballistic level protection and also an upgraded suspension setup

The demand for the armored vehicles is increasing daily and that is also the reason why more and more companies are getting into the business of providing armored vehicles to their rich and famous clients. One such manufacturer called Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles specializes on armored vehicles has built this special SUV based on the Toyota Fortuner.

Now we all know that the Fortuner is a already a sturdy looking SUV which is powered by a 3.0L, D-4D Diesel Common Rail Type Fuel Injection engine with intercooler turbochargers which is capable of producing about 171 Ps of peak power and 343 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed Automatic transmission. Although the new generation Fortuner gets a different diesel engines under its hood but this armored car is based on the previous generation Toyota Fortuner.

This special SUV has been fitted with 5 flat run wheels which actually can help the car to run on flat tyres for quite some distance if the tyres are shot down. The SUV also gets protection from Fragmentation Grenades and AP land Mines and also ED protections. This armored Fortuner gets an upgraded suspension setup as well to carry all that extra weight. This SUV also gets B$+ and B6 Ballistic level protection as well.

This is truly a fully equipped vehicle which can protect anyone from possible threats while also providing all the comforts that is expected from a standard Fortuner SUV.

April 8, 2016 16:30
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Popular and powerful sub-30 lakh SUVs in India

Popular and powerful sub-30 lakh SUVs in India

Toyota Fortuner is the most popular SUV in the segment

Indian customers are known for their love for SUVs. At the same time they want better space, loads of features, off-roading capability, tough look and of course a stylish appearance. Well, no wonder, SUVs provide all of these to the customers. While the compact SUV segment is getting popular with every passing day, due to the easy affordability, the higher priced large SUVs are also quite popular among customers. Such three SUVs under the sub 30 lakh price bar are Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Toyota Fortuner is certainly the most popular SUV in the segment and it is also the best sold model.

April 7, 2016 16:00
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2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

Toyota has not yet launched the new generation Fortuner in India yet but there is a lot of hype surrounding this upcoming SUV in the Indian market. The Fortuner’s biggest rival Ford Endeavour was already launched in the Indian market and it is definitely getting lot of attention here. On the other hand in the recently concluded 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, we were quite surprised when we found out that the new generation Fortuner was not even displayed at the show.

The new SUV has already been launched in some of the International markets including the markets of Thailand and Australia last year and recently Toyota even decided to introduced the sportier variant of the SUV as well, called the Fortuner TRD Sportivo. The Sportier variant is based on the new generation SUV and features some interesting cosmetic upgrades on its exterior and some sporty updates made to its interior. Under the hood the TRD Spotivo is powered by the same 2.8 LItre diesel engine which is paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission.

While we are still eagerly waiting for Toyota to launch the new generation Fortuner in the Indian market why don’t you all take a quick look at what the sportier variant of the Fortuner is offering in its kitty?

Click past jump to learn more about the 2016 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

March 9, 2016 14:30
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2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Visitor's guide

2016 New Delhi Auto Expo: Visitor’s guide

In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.

More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.

The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.

Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.

February 1er, 2016 05:33
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What You Could Expect From The Upcoming Toyota Fortuner: Video

What You Could Expect From The Upcoming Toyota Fortuner: Video

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.

Watch the video to find out more…

January 25, 2016 05:45
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Spec comparison: 2016 Ford Endeavour vs 2016 Toyota Fortuner

Spec comparison: 2016 Ford Endeavour vs 2016 Toyota Fortuner

The mid size SUV segment is not that crowded in Indian automobile market yet, but that doesn’t mean it is competition free. Two India bound next generation SUVs Ford Endeavour aka Everest and Toyota Fortuner which will be launched in the coming months are set to redefine the segment.

Both the vehicles have been in the Indian auto market for quite some time now. While Toyota Fortuner has became one of the most sold SUV’s in India, the Ford Endeavour on the other hand couldn’t actually capture the market share. Although the 2016 Ford Endeavour looks hot and it is expected to give the upcoming 2016 Toyota Fortuner some tough competition.

Ford has already showcased the new Endeavour which is also named as the Everest in their official website. The new generation Endeavour looks totally different from the outgoing version. It also comes powered by some anew and updated powertrains. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner too gets restyled and sleeker looking exterior. The 2016 Fortuner is surely a stunner. It also comes equipped with new powertrains and various other off roading features. Now the question arises, which one will actually be a better off roader?

As already mentioned above that both the SUV’s are arriving in the Indian auto market in the upcoming months, we tried to bring a spec sheet based comparison of these two upcoming SUV’s.

November 25, 2015 07:10
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2016 Toyota Fortuner

2016 Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size SUV sold by Toyota in mainly the Asian countries. The SUV was launched in India and was assembled from CKD kits at the company’s plant located at Bidadi in Bangalore, Karnataka. The Fortuner is the best selling SUV in this segment and it out sells its competitors by a huge margin. Indian customers love its rugged look that gives it a commanding road presence.

The car is based on the Toyota Hilux which is regarded as one of the best built pick-up trucks of all time. Top Gear UK tested the truck and termed it as an ‘indestructible truck’ after it survived all their attempts to kill, which incuded setting the car on fire. Later, Top Gear UK took the car to the North Pole and also to the edge of an active volcano in Iceland and the car did the trips without any hiccups.

Toyota has now globally launched the next generation 2016 Fortuner simultaneously in Australia and Thailand. This is the first time that the SUV will be offered in Australia. It continues to share its underpinning with the Hilux pick-up truck.

November 17, 2015 07:50
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New Generation Toyota Fortuner Launching In India In 2017

New Generation Toyota Fortuner Launching In India In 2017

According to the recent reports, Toyota will be launching the second generation Fortuner SUV in India in the year 2017. This SUV is already on sale in the markets of Thailand and Australia and this will compete directly against the recently introduced Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the upcoming Ford Endeavour once it enters Indian market.

The reason for the delay is the fact that the Japanese auto maker actually wants to localize the SUV for our Indian market which will also actually help in reducing the prices. As far as the styling is concerned, compared to its rugged and blunt looking predecessor the new generation Fortuner looks sharp and even more appealing. The SUV is built on a new platform which actually also underpins the new Innova and Hilux. The front looks sharp because of the way the headlamp unit has been designed; there is even this huge chrome strip which actually joins the headlamps and the newly redesigned front grille. While the side profile of the SUV still manages to looks butch and has its tall stance. Other new exterior styling features includes new alloy wheels and horizontal taillamp units. Toyota has even provided a LED equipped front headlamp units as well which will mostly be made available with the high end trim. Inside the SUV gets a completely new dashboard finished in Black, while it also gets a huge touchscreen infotainment system as well.

Under the hood the next generation Fortuner is powered by the new GD set of engines which actually replaces the 2.8 Liter KD series engine which powers the current generation SUV. A 2.4 Liter turbo diesel unit will be replacing the 2.5 Liter diesel motor while the bigger 3.0 Liter diesel unit will be replaced by a comparatively smaller 2.8 Liter unit.

November 17, 2015 05:20
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5 most popular luxury cars in India

5 most popular luxury cars in India

Although luxury cars are not the cup of tea for average joe like us, but as far as the latest trend is visible, Indian people at large is opting for luxury cars. It is very much evident, that we see plenty of luxury cars now a days on Indian roads, than we used to a decade ago. The young generation is looking for luxury, charm of comfortable ride and of course superior driving experience, which all comes in a package with the luxury cars.

The established table topping luxury brands in India are Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. All these three brands come jostling for the top spot in the luxury segment of the country’s automobile market. The seat of the top spot keeps bouncing in the hands of these three brands. Sometime Mercedes grab the top spot, while sometime Audi comes snatching it from the Merc. Although, there are several other auto makers like Toyota, Volkswagen who are fighting for the top spot also. Apart from the established luxury auto makers in Indian market, several other manufacturers are bringing luxurious experience in their models; but they are not true blue luxury cars by any means. Therefore the top selling and most popular luxury cars come from stable of the auto makers like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz.

Here are the 5 most popular luxury cars of India.

November 16, 2015 07:56
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11 important cars to see in New Delhi Auto Expo 2016

11 important cars to see in New Delhi Auto Expo 2016

With the first northern cold breeze blowing from north, the countdown for 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo has begun. The shiny glossy body frames, vibrant colours, automotive chit chats, new car and bike launches – overall it’s something which can turn any petrolhead’s head. Last year, we have seen several car launches in the Auto Expo. This year too several cars are expected to be launched in the Auto Expo scheduled in early February, 2016.

Almost all the big automakers present in Indian automobile industry will showcase their upcoming and existing products in the Auto Expo. Many of them will launch new cars. Approximately, more than 30 new models will be launched in the Expo. Some of the automakers will launch some very important cars in the Expo.

Here we tried to bring you a brief detail of the important cars set to be launched in the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.

Check the list.

November 12, 2015 07:32
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2016 Toyota Fortuner Displays Its Skills OffRoad: Video

2016 Toyota Fortuner Displays Its Skills OffRoad: Video

Although the Indian launch of the Toyota Fortuner will take some more time but that does not actually stop us from getting a proper glimpse of the capability of the 2016 Fortuner. Recently Toyota Australia launched a new video of the upcoming Fortuner which actually focuses on its off roading capability.

Not only the video focuses on Toyota’s offroading capability but also gives us a brief description of the Japanese auto makers SUV building capability. In this video you can watch theFortuner takes on some unforgiving terrains which include deep forests, low tide areas, rocks and steep surfaces. It is even capable of taking on the snowy and parts of the road where the tarmac gives away. What is even more interesting is the fac t that we can watch the Fortuner even gets some nice air during a jump.

What is interesting is the fact that the same SUV will make it to the Indian shores next year and if you aks me the new Fortuner looks sharp sporty and absolutely gorgeous. Towards the front we can notice a V shaped twin slat grille which has been finished in lots of chrome, while the the headlamp units gets the projector units and integrated daytime running lamps. The side profile looks complete with bigger wheels and huge wheel arches.

The new Fortuner is actually built on a completely new International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform which actually also underpins the new Innova also.

November 11, 2015 01:35
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Spec comparison: Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Spec comparison: Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Although Chevrolet has stopped production of Trailblazer in American market, but they definitely have different plans for some other regions of the earth. Chevrolet India is all set to launch the Trailblazer in India in a few days, and as the Indian people at large have a praising eye for muscular SUVs, Chevrolet is hopeful about becoming quite a major contender to get ample space in the SUV segment of Indian automobile market.

Chevrolet might be very much hopeful about becoming a major player in SUV segment of Indian automobile scenario, but they are also set for tough competition from already well established players like Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner. Evidently, Toyota Fortuner is the most popular and highest sold SUV in Indian market; therefore it will be the toughest contender against the upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Here, we brought you a spec sheet based comparison between these three muscular SUVs – Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

October 13, 2015 08:45
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2016 Toyota Fortuner Spotted (Spy Shots)

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.

The next generation Toyota Fortuner is expected to be launched in India during the 2016 Auto Expo. The Fortuner will compete against the Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

July 13, 2015 02:10
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Toyota Unveiled New Next Gen Turbo Diesel Engines, Will Power Upcoming Innova and Fortuner

Toyota Unveiled New Next Gen Turbo Diesel Engines, Will Power Upcoming Innova and Fortuner

Toyota has recently revealed their GD series engines and all their details. These newly developed turbo diesel engines definitely raise the standards for the other engines in fields of fuel efficiency, power and quietness.

These engines also happens to the very first diesel engines which uses the Thermo Swing Wall Insulation Technology (TSWIN) which also makes the 2.8 Litre 1GD-FTV unit one of the most thermally efficient engine and as a result of the improvement the diesel engine although is small in displacement if we compare it with the current KD engines but has an improved torque amount of 25 percent while the low speed torque amount also improved by almost 11 percent lastly the fuel efficiency has also improved by almost 11 percent.

Besides all the technical improvement the diesel engine is also eliminates almost 99 percent of emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxide) which happens to be one of the main causes of air pollution.

The GD series of engines will consists of two engines while the 2.4 Litre unit will be replacing the 2.5 Litre one the 2.8 Litre newly developed engine will be doing the same to the bigger 3.0 Litre unit. Talking about powers the bigger 2.7 Litre unit will be capable of producing about 177 ps of peak power at 3400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque in between 1600-2400 rpm. The smaller 2.4 Litre unit produces about 150 Ps of peak power at 3400 rpm and 400 Nm of torque in between 1600-2000 rpm.

June 22, 2015 08:30
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The New-Gen Toyota Fortuner Looks Fantastic!

The New-Gen Toyota Fortuner Looks Fantastic!

As the competition is heating up Toyota has sparked rumors that they are working on the new generation Fortuner, it was caught being tested couple of times wrapped in heavy camouflage but perhaps this is the first unofficial images of SUV without a camouflage. You can all expect the next generation SUV to debut at the 2016 Auto expo which will be held in Delhi next year.

From these images it is quite evident that the new-gen SUV has lost a lot of its muscle and looks more sleek and dynamic and more in par with the design language that Toyota is adopting for their current off-roaders. From the images you can notice that the front of the SUV will carry a new V shaped twin slat grille which will have some chrome finish to it, while the now stretched sharper projector headlamp units gives a sporty appearance to the front. The front lower bumper also looks new and blends perfectly with the front grille while the lower front bumper also comes with integrated daytime running lamps which you will find in almost every other vehicle nowaday.

However we love the fact that Toyota has not actually taken away all the muscular appeal of the SUV and the side itself is a live example of that, the wheel arches looks big and the 12 spoke alloy wheels which fill up the wheel arches looks smart and stylish. Towards the rear we love what Toyota has done to the C-Pillar of the Fortuner and just like the present vehicle expect the new Fortuner to get the same floating D-pillar.

The new Fortuner will be built on Toyotas International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform and thus will be using the same ladder frame chassis. While under the hood expect the Fortuner to carry the same diesel and petrol engine options from the current generation Fortuner.

March 19, 2015 08:30
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Toyota To Introduce New Base Variant Of The Fortuner Equipped With Smaller 2.5 L Engine

Toyota To Introduce New Base Variant Of The Fortuner Equipped With Smaller 2.5 L Engine

Is Toyota preparing themselves to face their arch rival Ford and their upcoming new generation Endeavour? Recently we have reported that Toyota has added a top end variant of the Fortuner which not only gets the 4X4 driving mode but also comes equipped with an automatic transmission.

Now according to Autocar India Toyota will also introduce a base variant of the Fortuner SUV which will come with a smaller 2.5 Litre diesel engine which actually does duty under the hood of their popular Toyota Innova MPV. The 2494cc turbo-diesel engine produces about 142 Bhp of peak power at 3400 rpm and 342 Nm of peak torque in between 1400-3400 rpm.

The base variant of the Fortuner won t be available with 4X4 driving mode but according to the reports it will most probably get the five speed automatic transmission while the standard gearbox on offer is a 5 speed manual. Expect the soon to be introduced Fortuner 2.5 Litre to be introduced with the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) body package as standard which will actually include duel tone radiator grille at the front, side skirts and also a rear spoiler, however it will miss out the HID headlamps which is available with the top end variants.

Expect the new Fortuner base variant equipped with a 2.5 Litre engine to be priced at around Rs. 24.44 lakh for the manual-gearbox variant while expect the 5 speed automatic to be priced at around Rs 25.44 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

January 8, 2015 02:25
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Toyota Updated the Innova MPV & Fortuner SUV

Toyota Updated the Innova MPV & Fortuner SUV

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) was almost out of sight and mind for quite some time now but they are here once again to make headlines. According to the reports Toyota has launched a new top end variant of their Fortuner SUV in India while they also have updated their popular MPV Innova too with more safety features keeping in mind the safety of the passengers.

Toyota has introduced another automatic variant of the Fortuner, this new variant has received 5 speed automatic gearbox and also gets the 4X4 driving mode previously there was only one variant of the Fortuner which although offered an automatic transmission but was only available with 2 wheel drive mode. This new 4X4 variant with the automatic transmission is powered by the same 3.0 Litre four cylinder diesel unit which is capable of producing 169 Bhp of peak power at 3600 rpm. So after the addition of this new variant the Toyota Fortuner is now available with 4 variants in total which includes the base 4x2 Manual, 4x4 Manual, 4x2 Automatic and lastly the 4x4 Automatic while there is also the TRD Sportivo bodykit version on offer too.

While on the other hand Toyota has also updated their Innova MPV too, the entire MPV range now gets front SRS airbags as standard which is big leap towards the safety of the passengers but unfortunately the Innova has not received any other updates.

Coming to the prices the top end variant of the Toyota Fortuner SUV has been priced at Rs.24.17 Lakhs and it goes all the way upto Rs. 26.49 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi), While the Innova MPV range in India starts from Rs. 10.51 Lakhs and goes all the way upto Rs. 15.80 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi) for the top end ZX variant.

January 6, 2015 05:32
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2013 Toyota Brings Back the Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2013 Toyota Brings Back the Fortuner TRD Sportivo

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched a limited edition Toyota Fortuner Sportivo for this year’s festive season. The limited edition Toyota Fortuner is based on the 4×4 MT variant of the standard Fortuner. Only 400 units of this SUV will be made available in our market. The Sportivo will only be available in white and silver colors and will be priced at Rs 24,26,247 (ex showroom Delhi).

Readers, don’t be too excited as the Fortuner Sportivo has received only some minor cosmetic updates which include a new, aerodynamically designed dual tone front and rear bumper spoiler, a rear roof spoiler and a radiator grille with a TRD badge, TRD engraved sporty side body stripe and finally a rear TRD Sportivo emblem. Sadly, there have been no changes under the hood. It is still powered by the same 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which generates 171 BHP of power and 343 NM of torque.

Recently, we saw Toyota launch the special editions of the Etios and Liva, called the “Xclusive”, which was later followed by the launch of the facelifted Innova. While it’s all merely facelifts and special editions, there has been no new product launch from the Toyota stables for a long time now, which is bit disappointing. But, with the 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis undergoing testing, it’s not a long wait for a next gen Toyota.

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October 25, 2013 05:24
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OVERVIEW 2013 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2013 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

Toyota Fortuner is a mighty SUV from Toyota which has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now, but an updated version of the Fortuner was recently launched mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox for an enhanced driving experience. The SUV aerodynamic design will definitely attract everyone’s attention, beside the good looks it also has a massive road presence. Earlier Fortuner came mated with a 4-speed automatic transmission but now it has a 5 speed automatic.

The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo is powered by a 3.0L, D-4D Diesel Common Rail Type Fuel Injection engine with intercooler turbochargers which is capable of producing a maximum power of 171Ps at 3600rpm and a maximum torque of 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm. The Fortuner also has been packed with a lot of safety features which makes the SUV one of the safest vehicles, the Fortuner TRD Sportivo is definitely a vehicle for the SUV enthusiast because it has been packed with power and also comes with the added comfort and luxury.

October 25, 2013 05:22
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Topspeed's list of aspirational cars in India

Topspeed’s list of aspirational cars in India

Aspiration means different things to different people. Aspiration is relative like our idea of fun. What might be aspirational for someone might not be to another. The Tata Nano for example is an aspirational car for those who own a two wheeler. At Topspeed we like cars which make us want to drive. Cars which make us dream, cars which want us want to get behind the wheel and remind us why we became automobile enthusiasts in the first case. In our selection of cars we have consciously kept a 40lakhs cap and have tried to pick cars from different segments. Aspirational cars to us would be those which possess dynamic ability, a responsive and eager engine or like in the case of the Mahindra Thar and the Toyota Fortuner SUV’s, cars on which we could go from home to Timbuktu. The Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Volkswagen Polo 1.6 are the cheapest cars that we have chosen and both these cars and could realistically be afforded by a salaried person while the Skoda Laura offers a involving package both dynamically and performance wise at an attractive price. The 6th car, the BMW 328i is an automotive gem and though beyond the reach of most, it makes us fall in love yet again with automobiles.

November 23, 2012 07:14
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2012 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

2012 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo

Toyota has launched the third Sportivo limited edition of their car’s before Diwali. The manufacturer first launched such an edition of the Liva and theEtios and now has launched a similar limited version of theFortuner SUV. To the Fortuner TRD Sportivo no mechanical changes have been made and the manufacturer will be selling only 600 units. The Sportivo edition will be available with a 4x2 manual or a 4x2 automatic version and there will be no 4WD variant on offer. Prices for the 4x2 manual is set at Rs 21.75lakh while the automatic variant is priced at Rs 22.60lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. Speaking at the launch, Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota India, Marketing said, “We have introduced a whole new range of limited edition vehicles to provide our customers something new and trendy for the festive season. Limited units of these vehicles are on sale till Dec, to provide exclusivity. The new range will bring about newness and product excitement during the festive season. We convey our best wishes and festive greetings to all our customers and hope to delight their families with the Toyota experience.” Compared to the regular version of the Fortuner the prices haven’t been increased by a significant. Toyota had earlier also launched a limited edition of the Altis.

October 18, 2012 13:41
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Volkswagen Tiguan to challenge Toyota Fortuner in India

Volkswagen Tiguan to challenge Toyota Fortuner in India

According to a report from Auto-motor-und-sport, the next generation Volkswagen Tiguan will challenge the Toyota Fortuner in emerging markets. The latest Tiguan was first unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and is based on Volkswagen’s flexible MQB platform that underpins most VW cars like the Passat. Like the Fortuner the Tiguan too is a seven seater and would cost around 22lakhs.

The new Tiguan is more beefed up compared to the model it replaces sitting 55cm higher than the current version. The wheelbase has also been extended by 15-20cm. While there is no word on the engines that the SUV might use, we expect it to use both the TDI and TSI engines from VW. For the international market the SUV might also get a plug-in hybrid variant.

The 2012 Tiguan has a revised a new front fascia which uses the German automaker’s new corporate face and incorporates an attractive set of LED running lamps similar to the Touareg. There is also a twin double-bar grille and the SUV uses a new XDS locking differential system along with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

VW has designed its SUV to target the youth and while the Tiguan won’t match the off-road ability of the Fortuner, it is more stylish to look at. Reports have also come out suggesting that Skoda would too be rolling out an SUV in the likes of the Tiguan based on the same MBQ platform.

The Toyota Fortuner was launched in India in 2009. Based on the Hilux pick-up truck, the Fortuner has been a big success in India and in March this year Toyota sold nearly 1400 Fortuners. A facelift version of the Fortuner was launched at the New Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year and the Fortuner now comes with both an automatic and manual gearbox. When launched, the VW Tiguan will also compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Endeavour and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

April 4, 2012 14:30
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Facelift Innova and Fortuner launched

Facelift Innova and Fortuner launched

Toyota Kirloskar has unveiled the facelift Innova and Fortuner at the Auto Expo. This is the first major change to the Innova since it was launched in the Indian market in 2005. The Fortuner SUV was launched in 2009 and for the 4x4 this is the first facelift as well.

January 6, 2012 01:32
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2012 Toyota Fortuner

2012 Toyota Fortuner

Not many vehicles upward of 20lakhs can hope to mirror the success of the Toyota Fortuner. Launched in 2009, the Fortuner was an instant blockbuster. With its butch styling, versatility and towering road presence, both urban and rural India has taken a liking to the Fortuner. Mind you, the Fortuner has a waiting period of 6 months but that hasn’t deterred customers and in 2012 Toyota is giving its bestselling SUV a facelift and also adding an automatic gearbox. Prices for the Toyota Fortuner start from Rs23,00,000 to Rs23,70,000 for the 4X2 and Rs24,04,000 for the 4X4 automatic, on-road New Delhi

November 28, 2011 04:15
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2009 Toyota Fortuner

2009 Toyota Fortuner

Toyota’s first SUV in India, the Fortuner has tasted success like none in this segment

It’s a case of better late than never for Toyota. The Fortuner was launched in 2009 and every market research analyst would have told you that a butch looking diesel-propelled proper SUV priced around 20lakhs is sure to bring in the money. This segment was earlier the preserve of soft-roaders in either all wheel drive or front wheel drive variants and enthusiasts were crying out loud for a quality substitute to theChevrolet Captiva and Honda CR-V. The Fortuner has probably been one of the most anticipated launches in the last few years and priced at Rs20, 31,142 ex-showroom New Delhi, Toyota has put the cat amongst the pigeons.

August 31, 2011 17:16
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