The Toyota Fortuner is the entry-level Sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Toyota India’s range – which may be absolutely on pricing; but in space, this is really one among the largest passenger cars available in India these days. Based upon the Toyota Hilux platform, the Toyota Fortuner is a standard sized seven-seater utility vehicle available for sale in the growing market segments in Asia and also South America.
The Toyota Fortuner was introduced in India in 2009 to be rivals in the premium Sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Captiva and Mitsubishi Pajero. Toyota assembles the Sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India at its own factory in Bidadi, Karnataka which provides them a considerable cost advantage.
This is obviously an old school Sports utility vehicle (SUV) also it looks like one. The over-all design and style is boxy, with quite high ground clearance and also tall riding stance. The Toyota Fortuner includes a typical Toyota family face with lots of chrome for the Indian marketplace, the headlamp control unit has got a projector unit that not only seems good but also gives you a lot of visibility in the time of night. The bonnet has actually an air scoop which helps make the car look much more aggressive. The enormousness of the Toyota Fortuner is visible the minute you look at it from the side; which is still not nearly as big as the Endeavour in dimensions however looks like it has much more substance. The backside of the car will get much more chrome and also very clear lens tail lamps. We have been unsure if the lamps appear good, they appear much more after market than OEM product.
After the facelift and also upgrading at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo, the Fortuner comes in 3 variants – 4x2 manual, 4x2 automatic and then 4x4 manual. These all are powered by 3.0-litre diesel engine developing 169bhp and large 343Nm of torque. Both of the manual and automatic transmissions are five-speed that power each the backside wheels or all of wheels. In spite of the power rating the Fortuner is not at all quick off-the-line which is because if weighs near to 2 tons. This weight also is affecting the performance of the car which can be believed to be around 12.55kpl for the 4x2 MT which is even lower for the other 2 variants. Water wadding, boulders or other such type of obstructions are not a major issue for Toyota Fortuner with more than good ground clearance, however without all-wheel-drive slush could be a problem because of its weight.
The Toyota Fortuner will get the entire features which are standard to the segment – it includes Air conditioner with climate control, real laether seats, steering mounted sound control, electrically changeable and retractable ORVMs, headlamp washers, 2-DIN music system with touch-screen display and also rear parking sensors with camera. Moreover it has abundant room for all 3 rows, simply that there is no thigh support for the final row and therefore is quite not very comfortable for adults. The Toyota Fortuner will get security features like ABS-EBD, ESP and 2 airbags for the front passengers.
The Toyota Fortuner is the largest selling Sports utility vehicle(SUV) in its own segment which is so for a reason. It is actually big, spacious and also reasonable when compared with cars in its own marketplace. However the things which give Toyota Fortuner the advantage over other kinds are Toyota’s credibility along with service quality and commitment.