Toyota Fortuner, a SUV has 6 versions available in India. Fortuner comes in 7 colours, namely, Attitude Black, Bronze Mica , Grey, Pear White, Silky Gold Mica, Silver, Super White. One of the famous Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) of Toyota is Fortuner, which features both masculine outlook and power packed engine. In order to cater the demands of Indian buyers, the SUV is offered in quite a few trims with a couple of diesel engine options. Industry experts believe that the Fortuner is a jewel in Toyota's crown for several years now.
Fortuner is a handsome looking brute with curvy lines all around its body. New smoked headlamps look impressive, especially with the ‘bronze mica metallic' finish. The fog lamps of the car are highlighted using chrome paint. The key highlight of the car is its GOA body structure, which includes crumple zones and impact protection beams that together safeguards the passengers inside, in case of a collision. Its front fascia is intimidating and thus provides an overall robust appearance to the car. All in all, the car looks captivating on roads.
Interior & Features
Fortuner is extremely spacious at interiors and can easily seat around seven passengers. The seats are extremely comfortable offering a homely feel to the occupants. As per preference, passengers can recline and slide their seats to gain optimum comfort. Notably, the driver can adjust his seat in six different ways using a single press of button. The cockpit of Fortuner has been designed in an attractive manner using a dual-tone colour scheme. Its interiors are now designed using black as the dominating colour, giving it a classy appearance than the erstwhile beige combination. The all-black dashboard, featuring some fake-wood inserts here and there, has an air conditioner, a four spoke steering wheel and an advanced instrument panel. The multi-information display of Fortuner comes with an Optitron combimeter with illumination control.
Toyota Fortuner comes equipped with an option of either 2.5-litre or 3.0-litre engine. The former churns out a maximum power of 142 bhp along with a highest torque of 343 Nm, whereas the 3.0-litre version produces 168.6 bhp of highest power and 360 Nm of maximum torque. In terms of transmission, customers can choose from an option of either a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
The 2982 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 11.50 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
While accelerating from standstill to 100 kmph, the car takes around just 12 seconds. The performance oriented engine of Fortuner helps the driver while making overtaking manoeuvres effortless. Also, the sound of engine is hardly audible in the inner cabin. Notably, the super select 4WD system of Fortuner is one of its most crucial aspects as it facilitates the driver in easily switching between four wheel and two wheel drive options. Its power assisted steering system has tilt adjustment function, making the handling quite convenient. The 4WD version of Fortuner features vehicle stability control, which assists it in dealing difficult terrains and uneven roads.
Toyota Fortuner delivers a stiff competition to Isuzu MU-7, Mahindra SsangYong Rexton, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero and Ford Endeavour. Despite the above mentioned potent competitors, Fortuner has reported stable sales for Toyota India in the recent past thanks to its automatic gearbox and performance oriented 3.0-litre 4X4 engine.