One of the most popular SUVs in India, the Toyota Fortuner, is all set get a replacement by early 2017. The 2016 MY Fortuner was unveiled globally last year and has already gone on sale in some international markets. Based on the international spec models, we will compare the upcoming model with the current Fortuner to find out just how different it is from the Toyota’s popular SUV. We will not be commenting much on the features and specs as they will only be revealed once the India launch takes place, but we will give you a fair idea of what to expect in terms of exterior and interior design in this Toyota Fortuner Old vs New comparison post.
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New Specifications Comparison
|New 2016 Toyota Fortuner||Current Toyota Fortuner|
|Length x Width x Height||4795 x 1855 x 1835 mm||4705 x 1840 x 1850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||193 mm||220 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2135 kg||1880 -1970 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||18 inch alloys||17-inch alloys|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.4 L Diesel/2.8 L Diesel||2.5 L Diesel/3.0 L Diesel|
|Power||148 bhp/177 bhp||142 bhp/169 bhp|
|Torque||400 Nm/450 Nm||360 Nm/343 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed MT/6-speed AT||5-speed MT/5-speed AT|
|Mileage||13 km/l (estimated)||12.55 kpl/11.9 kpl|
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner will be powered by an all-new family of ‘GD’ engines developed by Toyota. It will also be underpinned by an all-new ladder frame chassis. There will be two diesel engines powering the Fortuner – 2.4 litre producing 149 bhp and 343 Nm, 2.8-litre producing 177 bhp and 360 Nm. Both engine options will come with a choice of either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. A four wheel drive system will also be on offer. The engine mentioned here are same as the ones used by the new Toyota Innova Crysta. Toyota is unlikely to add petrol variants to the lineup.
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New Mileage Comparison
|Current Toyota Fortuner (claimed)||11.9/12.5 KMPL||11.9/12.55 KMPL|
|New Toyota Fortuner (Estimated)||13 KMPL||12 KMPL|
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New – Exterior Design
In terms of design, the new Toyota Fortuner is a huge step forward over its predecessor with a much more radical exterior design elements. Although the SUV retains the butch stance, it now gets sleek new headlamps with projector units and LED daytime running lamps and oodles of chrome added to the front end. The bonnet appears to be longer and flatter than before.
Also See – 2016 Toyota Innova Crysta
Moving over to the side, the most striking feature is the unusual window line which gets a prominent kink around the C-pillar region. The side of the new Fortuner is pretty plain otherwise. The wheel arches are less flared than before, but they get some black plastic cladding this time around.
At the back, the next gen Fortuner’s tail lamps get a similar treatment to the headlamps; sleek and narrow. The SUV retains the wraparound look for the rear windshield. The tail lamps are expected to get LED detailing. Other notable features include a rear spoiler, less prominent roof rails, chrome garnish for the window area, new alloy wheel design. Overall, the new Fortuner looks very modern but seems have lost some of the butch appeal of the vehicle it will replace.
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New – Interior Design
The interiors of the current Fortuner, which are basically a rehashed version of the Innova‘s, have always been a letdown. The next generation model addresses this issue. It gets a much more modern design which is in line with Toyota’s current design language. Hints of the Corolla Altis can be seen in the AC vents design. The interiors feel much more premium than before and worthy of a vehicle that costs upwards of 25 lakhs. The interiors of the new Fortuner will be much more luxurious and will suit a 30 lakh car. It will be finished in varying shades of dark materials. Bits like the centre console, steering wheel, auto aircon will be all-new. There could also be an increase in space in the second and third row of seats.
Also See – New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Unveiled
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New Price Comparison
An increase in prices is inevitable. To know just how big a jump the prices of the new Fortuner take over the current vehicle, we will have to wait till the official launch. We expect prices to go up by almost a lakh when the new model is launched. Prices of the current model start at around Rs. 25 lakhs, going all the way up to Rs. 30 lakhs. The 2016 Toyota Fortuner’s entry level variants will easily cost more than Rs. 26 lakhs.
New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Price in Indonesia
|Model||Price in Indonesia||Price in Indian Currency|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G M/T Diesel||Rp 442 million||INR 22,02,362|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G A/T Diesel||Rp 460 million||INR 22,92,051|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 VRZ A/T Diesel||Rp 494 million||INR 24,61,463|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G 4X4 A/T Diesel||Rp 557 million||INR 27,75,375|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 VRZ 4X4 A/T Diesel||Rp 631 million||INR 31,44,096|
|2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.7 SRZ A/T Petrol||Rp 509 million||INR 25,36,204|
Toyota Fortuner India Price List (Current Model)
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4×2 MT||INR 25.19 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner 2.5 Sportivo 4×2 MT||INR 25.36 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4×2 AT||INR 26.19 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner 2.5 Sportivo 4×2 AT||INR 26.36 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4×4 MT||INR 27.04 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4×4 AT||INR 28.04 lakhs|
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New – Features
The current Fortuner also suffers from a lack of features. Expect the top-end trims to get features like ambient lighting, touchscreen AVN, one-touch tumble for the third row, auto shut tail gate and more. Fortuner’s replacement is expected to get a long list of features including:
- Touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation
- One touch tumble for third row of seats
- Auto shut tail gate
- 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
Also See – Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New Dimensions
|Length||4795 mm||4705 mm|
|Width||1855 mm||1840 mm|
|Heigth||1835 mm||1850 mm|
|Wheelbase||2745 mm||2750 mm|
As evident from the number above, the upcoming Fortuner is bigger than the current car. It is likely to have more interior space as well.
Toyota Fortuner Old vs New – Verdict
Over the years, the Fortuner has turned out to be a very successful model for Toyota. Even after the arrival of newer competition like the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Endeavour, the Fortuner continues to sell strongly thanks to the solid following it has developed since its launch in India. The new Fortuner, which is better than the current model in every single aspect, should help Toyota continue its domination of the SUV segment for next 5-6 years at least. However, the recent Diesel ban could be extended to other cities as well. This has put a big question mark over the arrival of the new model.
- Design – The new Fortuner has a certain amount of softness to its design. It does look better than the current model as it manages to infuse modern design elements with the butch feel of an SUV.
- Features – Toyota will not give you a reason to complain about the features or rather the lack of it, in the case of the new Fortuner.
- Specifications – 2016 Fortuner will be powered by an all new set of diesel engines. Its engine lineup will include 2.4 L and 2.8 L diesel engines with new 6-speed Manual and Automatic transmissions.
- Price – The new model will definitely be pricier than the current one. A hike of around 1-1.5 lakh is expected. Toyota wasn’t aggressive with the pricing of the Innova Crysta. We doubt they’ll price the upcoming Fortuner aggressively either.
Toyota Fortuner Official Image Gallery
2016 Toyota Fortuner Official Image Gallery
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