The SUV will borrow the smaller BS6-compliant 2.4-litre unit from the Innova Crysta.
Following the footsteps of the Toyota Innova Crysta and Touring Sport, the Fortuner is likely to let go of the 2.8-litre diesel engine amid the shift to BS6-compliant powertrains. The SUV will borrow the smaller BS6-compliant 2.4-litre unit from its MPV sibling. However, Toyota is yet to confirm the plausibility of this development.
Currently, the 2.8-litre diesel oil burner which produces 177 PS and 450 Nm of torque is Fortuner’s only diesel engine option. Instead of spending money on the update, the company has deemed it fit to use a single and already complaint engine to take over duties on both vehicles.
Toyota’s 2.4-litre engine produces 150 PS and 343 Nm of torque while the automatic variant belts out 360 Nm of torque. The BS6 Toyota Fortuner with the said engine will be offered with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with both 2WD and 4WD configurations on offer.
The Toyota Fortuner BS6 will continue to compete with the Ford Endeavour, the Isuzu MU-X and the Skoda Kodiaq. Expect a little price hike to follow suit with the same.
Toyota Fortuner 2.8-Litre Diesel
– Toyota Fortuner to let go its 2.8-litre diesel engine
– The SUV will be powered by the BS6-compliant 2.4-litre unit from its MPV sibling
– Will be offered with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission
Source – RushLane.com