Japanese carmaker Toyota has launched the all new Fortuner in India. Prices for the popular SUV begin at Rs 25.92 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) while the top-of-the-line variant will cost Rs 31.12 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Fortuner is much more sleeker in design that the old car which had a more butch appeal. The old Fortuner has garnered immense success in the market with it selling more than the newly launched Ford Endeavour. So it begs the question why did Toyota bring out a new car at all. Well, the design was ageing and keeping international markets in mind, it needed a revamp.
Under the hood the Fortuner will get a 2.7-litre petrol motor and a 2.8-litre diesel motor.For the first time ever, the Fortuner will be available with a petrol engine. The petrol mill can put out 166bhp and 245Nm of torque while the diesel mill is rated at 177bhp and 420Nm of torque. The diesel motor will get six-speed manual and automatic transmission options while the petrol motor will make do with a 5-speed manual and six-speed automatic. The petrol motor is only available with a 2WD setup while the more powerful diesel motor gets the option of both, 2WD and 4WD.