The current generation Toyota Fortuner, which was launched here way back in 2009, has attained almost a cult status and has been a great sales success. However, the Fortuner got an all-new model earlier this year. The new generation Fortuner features a much more flashy exterior, comfortable cabin and the bulletproof reliability that is a characteristic of every Toyota product. The new 2016 model boasts new features and is powered by new-age Diesel engines. Toyota has confirmed they will launch the 2016 Fortuner in India in November 2016. New Toyota Fortuner price is likely to start at around Rs. 28 lakh ex showroom. Here we’ve come up with all there’s to know about the new 2016 Fortuner. Read on for new model 2016 Toyota Fortuner India launch date, price, specs and other such details.
2016 Toyota Fortuner India Launch Date
|New Toyota Fortuner Launch in India||7, November, 2016|
Toyota India has confirmed the launch date, it’s 7 November 2016. Although it was earlier being reported the Fortuner will not come before 2017, that is clearly not the case. Dealers are currently accepting bookings and deliveries should commence soon after the launch in November.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor India has been testing the Fortuner on Indian public roads. Here we have a handful of images sent to us by Car Blog India reader Vishnu Jayan. The manufacturer earlier showed displeasure with NGT’s ban on Diesel cars powered by engines displacing 2000cc or above. However, Supreme Court recently lifted this ban paving the way for the launch of the new 2016 Fortuner in India.
2016 Toyota Fortuner India Price in India
|Models||Price in India|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel G 2.4 Manual Transmission||Rs. 24.96 lakh|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel GX 2.4 Manual Transmission||Rs. 26.85 lakh|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel GX 2.8 Automatic Transmission||Rs. 27.85 lakh|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel VX 2.4 Manual Transmission||Rs. 28.69 lakh|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel ZX 2.4 Manual Transmission||Rs. 30.63 lakh|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner Diesel ZX 2.8 Automatic Transmission||Rs. 31.93 lakh|
*Ex-Showroom Price in Delhi
According to our sources, top end trims of the Fortuner will cost almost Rs. 32 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect prices to start around Rs. 25 lakh for the base diesel variant with a manual transmission. There could also be petrol variants featuring a 2.7 L engine. In Australia, where the new Fortuner is already on sale, the prices start at around Rs 24 lakh. Toyota is expected to launch only the top end trims of the Fortuner. Base variants might be added to the lineup later based on demand. In that case, the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner range will start at around Rs. 30 lakh. Although the pricing will be steep, Toyota is certain they will be able to sell the Fortuner in good numbers thanks to the SUV’s strong brand name.
2016 Toyota Fortuner Images
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New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.4 L Diesel/2.8 L Diesel|
|Power||150 PS/174 PS|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5 speed MT/6 speed AT|
As already said by us, the 2016 Fortuner is underpinned by an all-new ladder-frame chassis and is powered by a set of all-new ‘GD’ four-cylinder diesel engines that are greener, more powerful and more frugal than the current motors. Engines from the ‘GD’ series comprise of 2.4 litre and 2.8-litre turbocharged units that boast of “Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC)” technology and a variable geometric turbocharger. However, it is could be available with only the bigger 2.8 litre unit that pumps out 177 PS and 360 Nm. In a first for the Fortuner in India, it might also receive a 2.7 litre petrol engine. These are the same engines that power the Toyota Innova Crysta. The engines will be available with options of 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes.
New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Mileage
|2.8 Diesel||2.4 Diesel|
|City||10.5 KMPL||12 KMPL|
|Highway||14 KMPL||16 KMPL|
|Overall||12 KMPL||13 KMPL|
The 2016 Fortuner will boast of ‘GD’ Diesel engines that will replace the current ‘KD’ series engines. The new engines are up to 10% more economical, which means the car will definitely have a slightly higher fuel mileage. Also, the low-weight platform will further boost the fuel mileage. The New 2016 Toyota Fortuner India mileage could be 10 kmpl – 14 kmpl for the diesel variants.
2016 Toyota Fortuner Features
The 2016 Fortuner could get features like
- DAC (Downhill Assist Control)
- HAC (Hill Assist Control)
- A-TRC (Active Traction Control)
- Power and Eco driving modes
- A set of 7 airbags (including driver knee airbag).
- ABS with EBD,
- Brake Assist
- Bounce Control
- Brake override system
- Auto shut tail gate
- One touch tumble for third-row seats
- Touchscreen AVN
- Ambient lighting
- LED DRLs
- LED tail lights
- Bi LED Headlamps
New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Dimensions & Measurements
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80-litres|
New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Exterior
The Fortuner 2016 model is underpinned by Toyota’s all-new platform that is not only more robust but also aids the ride and handling. This latest platform has been named as the FIRM (Frame with Integrated Rigidity Mechanism), the latest platform boasts of a technology that not only improves the safety but also enhances the ride and handling qualities. The front-end of the Fortuner 2016 gets really aggressive with sharply-styled grille and really sleek headlamps. The dual projector headlamps and LED fixtures and DRLs give it a premium look too. The front bumper too is very muscular and gets bits like a large air dam and integrated reflectors. Other highlights of the front-end are several chrome bits and a prominent hood.
The fully loaded models of the new Fortuner 2016 will get stylish 18 inch alloy wheels. However, the lower trims will get 17 inch steel wheels that will come shod with all-terrain tires. Highlights of the car’s side profile include wrap-around taillamps, a well-pronounced shoulder line and come chrome garnishing to enhance the visual appeal. At the rear, the car features a stylish set of taillights with LED fixtures and integrated relectors on the bumper. Dimensionally, the new Fortuner 2016 isn’t too different from the outgoing model. It measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,835mm in height. The 2016 Toyota Fortuner boasts of a wheelbase of 2,745 mm and it has a and ground clearance of 225mm. The new model Fortuner has a fuel tank capacity of 80 litres.
New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Interior
On the inside, it gets a really premium interior setup. The interior of the new Fortuner 2016 gets many new features as well. We think that the new Fortuner’s interior will be more comfortable than that of the current model. The dashboard design looks much more modern and suits a car that costs upwards of 30 lakhs. Expect generous use of leather trim in the cabin along with high-quality plastics. Top end trims will feature captain seats for the second row. Third row of seats will get a one touch tumble function for ease of use.
The new 2016 Toyota Fortuner India innings will be launched with six colour options-
Names of these paint options are-
- Dark Brown
- Super White
- Attitude Black
- Avant Grade Brown Metallic
- Dark Grey Mica Metallic
- Phantom Brown Metallic
- Silver Metallic
New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Pics
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