Toyota Kirloskar Motor has been launching its way to the bank due to the stellar success that the Fortuner and the Innova Crysta have been. In spite of being considerably costlier than the last-gen model, this new-age SUV has appealed to many due to its modern looks, excellent engines, decent ride quality, and Toyota’s high reliability. It has now come to light that the Fortuner is about to receive a new variant in the form of a Sportivo model based on the Diesel 4×2 AT trim. Expected to launch in the coming days, the new Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 will come with additional visual updates and more features.
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New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Price
|2017 Toyota Fortuner Sportivo
|Price in India*
|2.8 Diesel Automatic Transmission, 4×2
|Rs. 31.50 lakh
Based on the 4×2 Automatic variant, the Sportivo trim will cost at least Rs 31.50 lakh. The high price tag will also be due to the revision in GST tax rates, which makes SUVs costlier. Earlier, prices of the Fortuner saw a huge cut due to the introduction of GST. However, with the Govt. suffering losses in revenues, tax rates have been revised and the Fortuner Sportivo will cost Rs 31.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The increase in price will be justified through the additional features and visual updates the new SUV will carry.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Launch Date
We are expecting the launch of the new Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 to take place around the end of this month. The launch will happen just ahead of the onse of this year’s festive season. The new special edition variant of the Fortuner SUV will help it garner more sales during the increase in demand for new cars during this time period of the year.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Specs
|Engine Type/ Displacement
|2.8 L Diesel
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
|6 speed AT
The New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 will be powered by the same 2.8-litre Diesel engine that powers the regular variant. It outputs a maximum power of 177 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm. For the Sportivo trim, the engine will come mated to a 6-speed AT and will have 4×2 hardware. The latest generation Fortuner is underpinned by an all-new ladder-frame chassis.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Mileage
|Fortuner Sportivo 2017
The 2017 Sportivo Fortuner comes with same ‘GD’ series Diesel engine that powers the regular model. The new engine returns up to 14 KMPL on the highway and 10.5 KMPL in the city. Overall, it delivers around 12 KMPL, which is a respectable figure for a SUV of this size and power.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity
The new Sportivo 2017 of the current generation Fortuner will benefit from 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.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Exterior
The front-end of the Fortuner Sportivo will get an updated bumper that looks more aggressive and will be complemented by a sporty grille. Of course, the overall effect will be made stronger by the sleek headlamps. The dual projector headlamps and LED fixtures and DRLs give it a premium look too.
In the side profile, the Sportivo will have a new plastic cladding to give that beefy appearance. Even the alloys will be new and will measure 18-inch in diameter. Of course, other eye-catching features of the Fortuner, which include wrap-around taillamps, a well-pronounced shoulder line and chrome garnishing. At the rear, the car features a stylish set of taillights with LED fixtures and integrated reflectors on the bumper. Even here, the bumper will be updated to look more muscular. Akin to the regular model, the Sportivo measures 4,795mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,835mm in height. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,745 mm and has a and ground clearance of 225mm. Fuel tank capacity stands at 80 litres.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Interior
On the inside, it gets a rather sporty interior setup. While we expect to some feature additions, it’s pretty much for sure that the special edition will have an all-black interior. In terms of design, the Sportivo’s interior stays the same. 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.
New Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017 Other Details
|Number of Seating Rows
|Number of Doors
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|Double wishbone setup
|5-link coil-spring setup
What do you think of the new Toyota Fortuner Sportivo 2017? Do you think it justifies the price premium it commands over the regular model? Also, are you waiting for the launch of the New 2017 Toyota Fortuner Sportivo? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.