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 give you a fair idea of what to expect in terms of specifications, features, 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||343 Nm/450 Nm||360 Nm/343 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed MT/6-speed AT||5-speed MT/5-speed AT|
|Mileage||9 KMPL/13 KMPL (estimated)||12.55 KMPL/11.9 KMPL|
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 engines powering the Fortuner – 2.4 L diesel producing 148 bhp and 343 Nm and 2.8 L diesel producing 177 bhp and 360 Nm. While the 2.8 L diesel engine will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission option, the 2.4 is likely to get only a manual transmission option. A four wheel drive system will also be on offer. The engines mentioned here are same as the ones used by the new Toyota Innova Crysta.
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. One of the major reasons for the Fortuner’s popularity was its design. It may come under fire from certain prospective buyers, this time around, for being too soft.
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 is likely to cost upwards of 30 lakhs. It is finished in varying shades of dark materials. Bits like the centre console, steering wheel, auto aircon are 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 more than a couple of lakhs 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. 28 lakhs. Some reports even suggest the new Fortuner price in India will be more than Rs. 30 lakhs on road for the starting variants.
New 2016 Toyota Fortuner Price in India (expected)
|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
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
|New Toyota Fortuner||Old Toyota Fortuner|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Keyless Entry and Go||Yes|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes|
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 numbers above, the upcoming Fortuner is bigger than the current car. It is likely to have more interior space as well. Expect third row passengers to get more leg space.
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. However, we’re expecting mixed reactions to its design from the public.
- Features – The new comes with a fairly long list of features. The old model had come under fire for a lack of features.
- Specifications – 2016 Fortuner will be powered by an all new set of diesel and petrol engines. Its engine lineup will include a 2.7 L petrol and a 2.8 L diesel engine with new 6-speed Manual and Automatic transmissions. There will also be all wheel drive on offer.
- Price – The new model will definitely be pricier than the current one. A hike of around 2-3 lakhs 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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