The Toyota Fortuner with a V6 engine is on sale in the UAE. Fortuner is among the most popular 7-seat off-roaders in many parts of the world. It is in particularly high demand in India. People choose Toyota vehicles for their immense reliability and durability. Apart from that, they also offer some handy hardcore off-roading capabilities. Hence, it is quite popular among the off-roading communities globally. For now, let us take a look at the specifications of this UAE model and compare it with the Indian version.
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Toyota Fortuner on Sale in UAE
Specs Comparison with the Indian Model
The Fortuner available in the UAE comes with two powertrains – a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder and a 4.0-litre 6-cylinder engine. The former outputs a decent 164 hp and 245 Nm, while the latter produces a colossal 235 hp and 376 Nm of peak power and torque. Both these models have a 6-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, both these come with a part-time 4×4 drivetrain to ensure hardcore off-roading. The fuel tank capacity is 80 litres and the vehicle weighs 2,620 kg. Just like the Indian model, it can seat upto 7 persons. You could squeeze 10.4 km/l and 9.6 km/l mileage from smaller and larger engines, respectively.
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Indian Toyota Fortuner
The Toyota Fortuner offers a selection between two potent engines: a 2.7-litre petrol engine and a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 164 hp and 245 Nm, whereas the turbo-diesel engine provides a sturdy 201 hp and 420 Nm of peak power and torque (or 500 Nm with an automatic transmission). In these variants, you have the option of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Furthermore, the SUV is equipped with a 4×4 system, ensuring its ability to effortlessly tackle various terrains.
|2.7L / 4.0L Petrol
|2.7L (P) / 2.8L (D)
|164 hp / 235 hp
|164 hp / 201 hp
|245 Nm / 376 Nm
|245 Nm / 420 Nm (500 Nm w/ AT)
|6MT / 6AT
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In the UAE, the prices of the Toyota Fortuner start at AED 126,900 (Rs 28.72 lakh) for the EXR trim and go all the way up to AED 172,900 (Rs 39.13 lakh) for the VXR trim. On the other hand, in India, the prices range between Rs 33.43 lakh and Rs 51.44 lakh, ex-showroom. Hence, the retail sticker is much more affordable in the UAE.
|AED 126,900 (Rs 28.72 lakh)
|Rs 33.43 lakh
|AED 172,900 (Rs 39.13 lakh)
|Rs 51.44 lakh
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It is fascinating to witness how such a price difference can arise on the same model. We know that the Fortuner has become extremely expensive in the Indian market in the last couple of years. The departure of Ford Endeavour from the Indian market is the prime reason for that. On top of that, the Japanese carmaker has introduced new edition models of the Fortuner to attract more customers who are looking for a premium SUV. Going forward, we can expect Toyota to launch a smaller version of the Fortuner and reports about it being inspired by something like the Toyota Champ or Rangga and testing in India are floating around.