New 2016 Toyota Fortuner India Launch By end-2016


Toyota has already come up with the next generation of the beloved Toyota Fortuner. The Toyota Fortuner 2016 was unveiled in Thailand. When we say unveiled we mean officially as undisguised images of the Fortuner 2016 were already leaked as you may have seen on Car Blog India. The new Toyota Fortuner 2016 is an all-new product that is new inside out. Right from the chassis and engines to the exterior and interior design. Here in this post, we tell you all about the new Toyota Fortuner 2016 Specifications, Price, Launch Date in India India and more

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 India Launch Date

The 2016 Toyota Fortuner did not make its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. However, that was not the case. Toyota earlier showed its displeasure NGT’s ban on Diesel cars powered by engines displacing 2000 cc or above. Now, however, this ban has been lifted. Hence, TKM has commenced testing the new Fortuner on Indian roads. Our guess is that the new Fortuner 2016 India launch will take towards the end of 2016.  new 2016 toyota fortuner india white-front-angle

It may be noted that the new Ford Endeavour and the Chevrolet Trailblazer have already started eating into the sales of the Fortuner. Hence, Toyota needs to launch the new Fortuner in India at the earliest.

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Price in India

Model Expected Price
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G M/T Diesel Rs. 25.2 Lakhs
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G A/T Diesel Rs. 26.9 Lakhs
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 VRZ A/T Diesel Rs. 27.6 Lakhs
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G 4X4 A/T Diesel Rs. 29.95 Lakhs
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 VRZ 4X4 A/T Diesel Rs. 31.44 Lakhs
2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.7 SRZ A/T Petrol Rs. 27.36 Lakhs

A bump in prices over the current model is inevitable. We expect the new model Toyota Fortuner 2016 to cost roughly INR 25 to 31 lakhs, ex-showroom.

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Toyota Kirloskar India has never been known to price its cars ultra-competitively. And with the next-gen Fortuner being even pricier, the new model Fortuner 2016 needs to be really something to outsell the new Ford Endeavour. Prices for the new Endeavour start at roughly INR 24 lakhs. Even the top-end model costs just over INR 30 lakhs. All this means that the new Fortuner price in India needs to be very competitive.

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Specifications

Engine 2.4-litre GD Diesel
Max. Power 160 BHP at 3,400rpm
Max. Torque 400 Nm at 1,600-2,000rpm
Engine 2.8-litre GD Diesel
Max. Power 177 BHP at 3,400rpm
Max. Torque 450 Nm at 1,600-2,400rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

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The next generation Fortuner 2016 will get a new family of ‘GD’ engines developed by Toyota. There will be a 2.4-litre diesel producing 160 bhp power and 400 Nm torque and a 2.8-litre diesel producing 177 bhp power and 450 Nm torque. Underpinning the SUV will be a brand new ladder frame chassis. The engines will come mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox along with a four-wheel drive system as an option.

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Mileage

City 9 km/l
Highway 14 km/l
Overall 12 – 13 km/l

As we have been saying, the new Toyota Fortuner 2016 will come with new ‘GD’ Diesel engines that are, according to Toyota, 10% more fuel efficient than the current ‘KD’ series motors. Hence, the new model Fortuner will offer a higher fuel mileage than the model it is about to replace. Also, the upcoming model will be both lighter and stiffer than the current model, which will further help it offer a higher mileage. The New model Toyota Fortuner 2016 India mileage could be roughly 12 kmpl – 14 kmpl.

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Features

The current Fortuner suffers from a lack of features. The new Toyota Fortuner 2016, however, is expected to get a long list of features including:

  • Striking new design with narrower, sleeker headlamps and tail lamps.
  • Projector units with LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamps
  • Floating roof
  • Touchscreen with navigation
  • DAC (Downhill Assist Control)
  • HAC (Hill Assist Control)
  • Active Traction Control
  • Power and Eco driving modes
  • A set of 7 airbags (including driver knee airbag)
  • ABS with EBD,
  • Brake Assist
  • VSC

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Model-Wise Features List

Toyota Fortuner 2016 G Features:

  • Dot Matrix MID
  • Urethane steering wheel cover
  • Urethane Gear knob wrap
  • Six-way adjustable driver seats
  • Brown fabric seat upholstery
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Projector halogen headlights

Toyota Fortuner 2016 S Features:

  • 4.2-inch Coloured MID
  • Paddle shifters
  • iMT (intelligent manual transmission)
  • Downhill assist control
  • Keyless entry and go
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Toyota Fortuner 2016 V Features:

  • 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat
  • Touchscreen with sat-nav
  • Wood-grain cabin trims
  • LED DRLs
  • Automatic LED projector headlamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Safety Features

The new model Toyota Fortuner has done really well in the recently conducted Latin NCAP crash tests. Scoring a maximum, 5-star rating, the new Fortuner could be the safest in its segment! Latin NCAP states that the new model 2016 Toyota Fortuner is as safe as the new HiLux. However, the Fortuner is even “better in some biomechanical aspects”. The new Fortuner 2016 has also received a full safety rating from ANCAP. The Australia-spec Fortuner gets safety features such as –

  • Seven Airbags
  • Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) for seat belts
  • Anit-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • Hill-start Assist

Also See – New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Spied in India

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Engine and Transmission

The India-spec new Toyota Fortuner 2016 will boast new ‘GD’ diesel engine series. This will include a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engines that will offer high fuel economy and performance with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion (ESTEC). Power will be transmitted via a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2016 Fortuner will offer both 2WD and 4WD layouts.

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Suspension

  • Front – Double wishbone, stabiliser bar
  • Rear – 5-link, coil springs, stabiliser bar

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Dimensions & Measurements

Length 4,795 mm
Width 1,855 mm
Height 1,835 mm
Wheelbase 2,745 mm
Ground Clearance 225 mm
Fuel Tank 80-litres


The current Fortuner has started showing it’s age and also suffer from a few key issues such as a lack of features, old Innova like interiors and slightly dull exteriors, but is still one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment. With the new Toyota Fortuner 2016 model, Toyota will be looking to address the aforementioned issues and continue its dominance in its segment. However, with Toyota delaying the launch till 2016-end, the Fortuner could lose out on a significant amount of market share to the new entrants such as the Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer.

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Colours

The new Toyota Fortuner 2016 will get the following colour options-

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Here are the names of these paint options –

  • Dark Brown
  • Super White
  • Attitude Black
  • Avant Grade Brown Metallic
  • Dark Grey Mica Metallic
  • Phantom Brown Metallic
  • Silver Metallic

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Exterior

The 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV is based on its manufacturer’s all-new platform that is being claimed to be more robust than the earlier version. The latest platform boasts 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 pilot lamps and DRLs give it a premium look too. The front bumper too is very muscular and gets bits like a large air dam. 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 strong 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 reflectors on the bumper. Dimensionally, the new Fortuner 2016 isn’t too different from the outgoing model. It measures 4,795 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,835 mm in height. The 2016 Toyota Fortuner boasts a wheelbase of 2,745 mm and it has a and ground clearance of 225 mm. Fuel tank capacity stands at 80-litres

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Interior

The new Fortuner 2016 has a really modern and premium interior. It seems to take inspiration from the new Corolla and the latest-generation Hilux pick-up truck. It is not only better in terms of design but is also more spacious. As you must have seen in the features section above, it also comes with many new comfort and convenience features. It also gets many new connectivity features such as a touchscreen audio system. It also boasts a modern speedo console that has a TFT screen for the MID. Other highlights include premium leather upholstery, multifunction steering wheel, paddle shifter and Bluetooth.

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Even in terms of passive safety, the Fortuner 2016’s cabin scores highly. It has been given a 5-star rating by Latin New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The new Toyota Fortuner 2016’s passenger safety levels are same as those of the new Toyota Hilux. We feel that the new Fortuner could become the safest car in its segment. However, this will happen only if the India-spec model doesn’t miss out on some of the safety features.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for all the latest news updates on the New Toyota Fortuner 2016 India price and new 2016 Toyota Fortuner India launch date. Also, what do you think the New 2016 Toyota Fortuner India price should be? Do share your views on the New 2016 Toyota Fortuner India price and other related aspects in the comments section below. Also, are you waiting for the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner 2016 launch? Do let us know by sharing your thoughts below.

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  1. Great News, will wait till Toyota launch the new face lifted Fortuner. But it would be disappointed if they raise the price TAG

  2. Eagerly waiting for toyota fortuner new launch n also disappointed due to launching late in 2017 in india where else they launched in thai land n Australia in this running year 2016. Hoping that they want disappointed us by rasing there price tag in this new version.

  3. We all are eagerly waiting for new fortuner but it should also come with some luxurious features like sunroof paddle shift new sporty design alloys