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New Toyota Fortuner prices to be slashed by Rs. 1.2 lakh

The new Toyota Fortuner 2016 model is expected to witness a huge price cut in the domestic market, all thanks to the GST effects. Toyota Fortuner might get cheaper by Rs 1.2 lakh, currently it is being offered in the price range of Rs 26.81 lakh to Rs 32.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just so you remember, the flagship SUV of the Japanese car maker recently witnessed an increase in price by up to Rs 1 lakh. The Fortuner is an exceptionally good product from Toyota’s stable, the premium SUV has been welcomed with open arms right from the first generation.

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The new model was introduced in 2016 and has received several aesthetic as well as mechanical changes. The new model has already crossed 1 lakh unit sales mark before the completion of 1 year.  The SUV features new GD 2.8-L diesel unit in place of the previous 3.0-L unit. It also gets a 2.7-L petrol unit. The new model is not just equipped with powerful engines but also gets a sharp look and spacious cabin, it commands a waiting period of around 3-4 months. Fortuner happens to be the only one in its space to offer a petrol version. Its rivals- Isuzu MU-X, Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford Endeavour are at a disadvantage due to the lack of a petrol motor.

Mercedes, Ford India and Audi have already brought down the prices of their models to avoid the inventory pile-up after post the enforcement of new GST. The new GST comes as a relief to carmakers as SUVs longer than 4 meters, and those which have engines with higher than 1500 cc displacement will have a total of 43% taxes which includes 28% GST and 15% cess. That said, if the reports suggesting price drop turns out to be true, this would be the first time when the price of the Fortuner will be slashed.

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All new Toyota Fortuner Price in India

While earlier speculation and rumours were suggesting a steep hike in prices of the new-gen Fortuner, Toyota India has managed to surprise everyone by introducing the 2016 Fortuner at a fairly competitive price tag of Rs. 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The top-end model costs Rs. 31.12 lakh, thus keeping the on-road price north of the 40 lakh mark. Also read – New Toyota Fortuner Vs Old Toyota Fortuner – Spec Comparo

VariantsPrice (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
4×2 Petrol MTRs 25.92 Lakh
4×2 Petrol ATRs 27.61 Lakh
4×2 Diesel MTRs 27.52 Lakh
4×2 Diesel ATRs 29.14 Lakh
4×4 Diesel MTRs 30.05 Lakh
4×4 Diesel ATRs 31.12 Lakh

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New Toyota Fortuner Variants

What’s interesting to see here is the variant distribution done by the Toyota guys for the Fortuner. The 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV is available in a total of 6 variants. What’s so interesting about this? It is the fact that Toyota has managed to provide an Automatic gearbox option with every engine and drivetrain option available. This is unlike other automakers who generally reserve the automatic transmission for a limited variants.

The 2016 Fortuner can be opted in two engine options, that amount to a total of six variants:

  • 4×2 MT Petrol
  • 4×2 AT Petrol
  • 4×2 MT Diesel
  • 4×2 AT Diesel
  • 4×4 MT Diesel
  • 4×4 AT Diesel

 

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Specifications – Diesel

Let’s talk about the most popular engine option first – the new 2.8-litre GD series diesel engine that develops 177 bhp and 450 Nm of torque. This engine can be opted with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT gearbox. It replaces the larger 3.0-litre unit, but boasts of better performance and economy figures. Check out – Latin NCAP: New Toyota Fortuner gets five-star safety rating

Engine2.7-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol
Max Power166 bhp @ 5,200 rpm
Max Torque245 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

 

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Specifications – Petrol

Now talking about the all-new edition – Fortuner’s first ever petrol engine. This is the same unit that was recently introduced under the hood of the 2016 Innova Crysta. In the Fortuner, this engine develops 166 BHP and 245 Nm of torque. It is also available with the same 6-speed manual and automatic units.

Engine2.7-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol
Max Power166 bhp @ 5,200 rpm
Max Torque245 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

 

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Mileage

The new GD series engine is smaller than the 3.0-litre unit it replaces. As a result, the new Fortuner diesel boasts of better fuel economy as well.

Petrol10.01 kmpl (MT) & 10.26 kmpl (AT)
Diesel14.24 kmpl (MT) & 12.9 kmpl (AT)

 

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Silver Sky
  • Eclipse Black
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Graphite
  • Phantom Brown
  • Nebula Blue

 

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Dimensions

Length4,795 mm
Width1,855 mm
Height1,835 mm
Wheelbase2,745 mm
Ground Clearance225 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity80-litres
Length4,795 mm
Width1,855 mm
Height1,835 mm
Wheelbase2,745 mm
Ground Clearance225 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity80-litres

 

Toyota Fortuner 2016 Images

 

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