Toyota Fortuner in India, Toyota Fortuner review, New Toyota Fortuner

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Toyota Fortuner in India, the

Toyota Kirloskar Motors are in India for their docile for their launches in India. was very evident by the launch of the Toyota Fortuner. A vehicle was coming for long onto the soil however could make it here on 24 August Now, even the Toyota took a long time to and was recently launched in 2010.

are many other best for Toyota in their international up however they are still about bringing in all this to Wonder what is stopping This answers can only be by the Toyota top management. Well, I am not to lambast the Toyota management would like to concentrate on the company’s achievement. Even it is a dated vehicle, the very that it sells well a 1000 units per month is of its personality.

Now, it may be too late for a drive of this brutal but then as is our motto, we always you a review of everything that is our way. So, finally, I get a call the Toyota regional office in and they have agreed to our for a test drive of the Toyota I have driven the Toyota in Singapore before however the Toyota Fortuner in India me realize the difference.

Well, comes the full story.

Fortuner Looks

Now, if was anything upwards of the Mahindra which could scare the day of any other fellow road it was the Ford Endeavor. Not any more, all corporate honchos and politicians have the Toyota Fortuner as choice of wheels. It is however flared wheel arches with a raised demeanor helps in this dominating

The typical honeycomb grille the Toyota logo on top and a chrome on top of the bonnet flanked by the buzzy lamps give it a distinct The air dam is partly covered by a black plate. The fog lamps are placed below the head lamps.

bonnet scoop on top looks and adds some detail to the typical lines.

The side shows 17” sporty alloy with sporty roof and also black sporty steps. The wheel arches and the of the wheels don’t go together it looks undertyred. However any profile tyres would ruin the party, this is I felt.

I have actually seen any Toyota Fortuner SUV anything other than stock tyres so it seems they work fine. The handles are chrome layered.

The end looks compact with a windscreen and a single wiper to it. It has an upwards type opening with the stop lamp mounted atop the roof. The lamps are of the clear lens and they also feature the indicators in them. There is a small spoiler which to the huge feeling quotient.

The spare tyre is located the rear bumper. There is a tail pipe and it’s to say the least. Toyota Kirloskar could have very done to give it a big silencer or even a twin unit.

Fortuner Interiors

Well, I had to climb inside this Coming from a 6ft plus you can expect that from me. Something looks familiar What is it? Ah! The interiors are way too similar to which I have been in the Toyota MUV, the Toyota Now, I amn’t sure if means that the Toyota borrowed the interiors from the Fortuner or vice-versa.

Anyways, breeds contempt and I think I have this feeling of from the SUV’s interiors. The tone dashboard with its and biege alongwith some inserts feels solid There is a tilt adjustable wheel with audio controls, climate control for all the optitron meter dials for a clear and precise way of transmitting front as well as rear and a new audio unit with as well Bluetooth functions.

is a single MP3 player which has 6 outlets. I found the quality to be okay. As it is, Toyota isn’t a in the audio systems and the Toyota in India is no different.

There is a multi information display gives variety of information the outside temperature, average efficiency, tyre pressure and also other information. The are sort of comfortable with the ones been adjustable for and lumbar. Unfortunately they in thigh support and after a time, you eventually feel you are getting tired. The rear customers get their own aircon

The rear bench has a bit more of support which helps in out the mile munching capabilities of SUV. The rearmost seats are fit for children and this shows its lack of leg room and head The cargo space with the 3rd row of in place is 345 liters whereas the third row down, it goes 678 liters and with the second row down, it increases to 1243

Toyota Fortuner Handling and quality

The Toyota Fortuner in has been built with a on ladder frame and is a true SUV much like its siblings in the of the Toyota Landcruiser, Prado and others. It has a high ground of 221 mm aided by the use of 265/65-R17 tyres. gives it a go anywhere ability. however produces body and makes the SUV top heavy.

Considering in mind, it still goes bends without a winch and direction is easy. The steering is a bit heavy and takes some getting used to. It is however not as as one would expect but still did my well.

Parking would be a chore in the city with its proportions however thank god Toyota Kirloskar Motors given parking sensors in vehicle.

I found the ride to be a bit on the firmer due to the stiffly sprung suspension. It bad in the city speeds however a bit obtrusive on the highways. It is a little juddering and after sometime, I of going easy on the car. a full complement of passengers, the quality does improve For the off-roading junkies, there is low mode and high mode as

This coupled with the 4 drive ensures that you stuck in a muddy situation. I got to its abilities a bit because of the rough I had to encounter during the test Never once did the vehicle let me

Toyota Fortuner Engine,Performance and efficiency

The Toyota Fortuner in comes with only a engine. It is a 2982cc CRDI equipped with a variable turbocharger and makes 163 Bhp of peak and about 343 Nm of torque.

It is mated a 5 speed manual transmission. The is slightly vague with throws. There is no dearth of anywhere in the rev range but still the is a bit lazy and it was a hard task it up for the fear of stalling the engine.

But it had grunt to go around town in 3rd or sometimes even 4th gear at of only 30 kmph.

The car races from 0-100 in 11.4 seconds whereas the top I attained was 173 kmph. The engine is refined at low speeds whereas it is near its top end, that it a bit strained. US Toyota vehicles a problem of recall due to sudden however nothing of that for the Indian Toyota vehicles.

The I got was a 30,000 kms old one however the motor felt as fresh as new.

The for this heavy vehicle is by big ventilated disc brakes at the and solid discs at the rear. It ABS for assistance and also EBD. The feel is a little out of place and do with more feedback. it brings the vehicle to a halt any drama or fuss.

Safety is by twin air bags for front side intrusion beams the GOA body and also seat for all the passengers.

Fuel efficiency is a bit of a for a diesel vehicle. The Toyota in India returns 8.3 kmpl in the whereas on the highway, the figure upto 12.6 kmpl. a fuel tank capacity of 70 this translates to about 660 kms needing a refuel.

The Toyota in India may have been late however it has already up a storm. Toyota Kirloskar had to stop the bookings for quite time because they cope up with the supply/demand Actually every second SUV now I see on the roads is a Toyota Fortuner a fancy number plate and glass. This makes me how much wealth the Indian has got.

By the way, for a vehicle like the Fortuner, I am sure, people be bringing out their life for buying it. That said, it has its flaws as well. It isn’t by any standards. It has got a parking problem, of comfort in the interiors, similar to the Toyota Innova and a less diesel engine.

It has its own strengths as and the biggest of them is the road that it commands plus its Toyota badge, go anywhere and the desirability factor. It commands a price of Rs 19,64,320 going Rs.23,45,170 for the top variant . This is due to it been a CBU and it is rumored that Kirloskar Motors would be this vehicle in India and the prices may reduce. There be an automatic option offered on depending on public demand.

Specifications Of Toyota Fortuner in

Engine Type: D-4D 4 Cylinders In-line with geometry Intercooler Turbocharger

Displacement(cc): 2982

Maximum 163 Bhp @ 3600 rpm

Maximum Torque: 343 Nm @ rpm

Valves Per Cylinder: 4

Valve DOHC

Front Suspension: with Lateral Rod

Rear Double Wishbone4

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