The 2016 Toyota Fortuner will be offered in five variants spread across 3 petrol and diesel engine options and will also get 7 airbags as part of standard kit.
With the global launch scheduled for 17th July in Thailand, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner has unofficially broken cover on the internet with a host of leaked images doing rounds. Now adding to the existing pile are these new set of images that have cropped up on Thai websites revealing a host of new details on the new generation SUV. As seen in the images, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner witnesses a complete model redesign and has lost some its rugged appeal in favour of an urban and futuristic design language. The SUV also gets a host of upgrades in terms of equipment.
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner shares its underpinnings with the Hilux pickup and will be launched in five variants in Thailand. The SUV takes design cues from the larger Land Cruiser and Lexus range of models that make for a sharp styling all over. The sweptback headlights come with HID projectors and LED DRLs while the rear features wraparound LED tail lights and also a roof spoiler. The highlight though is the slight bend on the C-pillar that gives a distinctive look to the new Fortuner’s side profile. The SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, there are a lot more features being offered than the outgoing version complete with a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control and leather upholstered seats. The all-black cabin with brushed silver inserts lend a premium appeal. In addition, the new Fortuner will get keyless entry, push start button cruise control, reverse camera with parking sensors among other tech. Toyota has also updated the SUV with 7 airbags (dual front, side, knee and curtain), ABS, EBD, reinforced Brake Assist, VSC, Traction Control System, TSC, Hill Assist Control and ESS.
Under the hood, the new generation Toyota Fortuner will draw power from the new GD family of diesel engines including a 2.4-litre unit (replaces the 2.5-litre mill) that churns out 150 HP and 343 Nm of torque, paired to 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. There is also a 2.8-litre unit (replaces the 3.0-litre mill) that will make 177 HP and 420 or 450 Nm of torque, depending on the variant. While only the diesel engines will make it to India, Thailand will also get a 2.7-litre VVT-i petrol unit making 164 HP.
2015 Toyota Fortuner Variants –
* 2.4G 4×2 6-speed MT
* 2.4V 4×2 6-speed AT
* 2.8V 4×2 6-speed AT
* 2.8V 4×4 6-speed AT
* 2.7V 4×2 6-speed AT
Pictures Source – AllNewFortuner.com