Ever since Toyota launched the Fortuner in the Indian market, it has been a runway success, selling more units that any of the other SUVs in this price band. The reasons for this success are many - it looks huge, massive and muscular - just what we Indians need to drive to massage our egos! The new version looks so much better with changes to the front as well as the rear. Additionally, the Fortuner is very comfortable and spacious from the inside and comes with a very potent 3.0-litre diesel engine.
Apart from gathering eye-balls on the road, the Fortuner also pampers the passengers very well. The new 2012 version is no different and with new variants added, the Fortuner's price range swells too, giving more options to new buyers. A 4-speed automatic is now on sale and so is a 4x2 version for reduced cost.
Lastly, the Toyota brand name does help and the Fortuner can take years of abuse without an issue. It will take you places where other SUVs will fail while at the same time, it will make your adventure feel 'easy'. Sold in three trim levels with choice of 4x2 or 4x4 and manual or automatic transmission, the new Fortuner has easily raised the bar in this segment of premium full blown SUVs.Less
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Toyota Fortuner PriceList
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Toyota Fortuner Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||4705 mm|
|Overall Width||1840 mm|
|Overall Height||1850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm|
|Torque||343Nm @ 1400-3400 rpm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
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Toyota Fortuner Features
|Toyota Fortuner||3.0L 4x2 Manual||2.5L 4x2 Manual TRD Sportivo||3.0L 4x2 Automatic||2.5L 4x2 Automatic TRD Sportivo||3.0L 4x4 Manual||3.0L 4x4 Automatic|
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Toyota Fortuner Colors
- Super White
- Blue Metallic
- Silver Mica Metallic
- Black Mica
- Silky Gold Mica
- Silver Mica
Expert Test Review
The changes to the new 2012 are not limited to the exterior. Before stepping in, or rather climbing into the Fortuner, the first thing that sets the mood for changes to come your way are the sporty pedals – they simply look fab! Next, the steering wheel is new (similar to the one found on the top end Innova though) and feels good to hold. It also houses the usual buttons for various functions including audio system, Bluetooth connected phone and multi-information display. Most importantly, the faux wood finish on the upper part of the steering wheel simply wins the heart – it looks great and feels better when held.
The second thing you notice is the new instrumentation cluster which is finished with a blue back-drop: looks majestic at night! Shift your attention to the central console and you see the new touch screen double-DIN head unit that also has DVD player and USB / Bluetooth connectivity. It also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera. The first thing I do when I get into a new vehicle is get into a comfortable driving posture and this is where I found the 6-way electrically adjusted seat being a boon for me – this is something that most rivals lack in this segment. Look around and you notice that the classy faux wood finish treatment has been applied to the power window switches as well as around the two central air-con vents on the front fascia.
The Fortuner retains the spaciousness on the inside and can seat seven well built adults in comfort. The seats are supportive and comfortable and the list of creature comforts makes sure you are pampered well. Even with all the three rows in place, there is decent space for a couple of medium sized bags.
Toyota Fortuner is available with boot space capacity of 200-600 liter with folded rear seats which is more than enough for carrying luggage.
Analog speedometer has been used in this sport utility vehicle to give an outstanding look.
Gear lever of Tata Fortuner is designed keeping in mind the esthetics and ergonomics.
Cup holders are provided near the gear levers.
Glove Box is provided at the proper place and is spacious to cater the requirements.
Toyota Fortuner is available with advanced touch screen controls in-dash 2-din single CDMP3 capable audio system and DVD player with six speakers.
Dual air conditioning system with automatic climate control system offers weather as per the needs.
Arm rests are provided in the front as well as in the back row.
4 air vents are provided all in the front dashboard.
Comfortable seats are available for passengers which act as street buster for them.
Fortuner has a good legroom of 1190mm and 860mm for front and rear respectively.
Toyota Fortuner has 860mm and 920mm knee room provided in the front and rear respectively which is quite enough.
Shoulder space of 1150mm is there in all models of Toyota Fortuner to give you a comfortable sitting posture.
1000mm (max) to 950mm (min) headroom is available in all variants of Toyota Fortuner to give room even the tall ones.
It is having leather covered steering wheel which can be tilted for your convenience.
Front and rear power windows are available which is common these days.
Keyless Entry option is also there in the Toyota Fortuner.
Driver information display
Toyota Fortuner is offered with speedometer with electronic display on it along with the RPM meter on the left hand side. The Fuel and temperature meter are placed on the right side. There is couple of warning displayed before the RPM meter like doors unlocked and so on.
At 4705mm in length, 1840mm in width and 1850mm in height, the new Fortuner might be smaller than the Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero, but at the same time, it is much wider than both the rivals and this is what gives the Fortuner massive road presence. Additionally, it also has a class leading ground clearance of 220mm, giving it that ‘high’ feeling. The new Fortuner improves on the previous version in the way it looks from almost all angles. The new 2012 Fortuner gets a Land Cruiser type front-end while simply put, makes it look stunning! Our test car came in white and surely had all its new curves and design flaunting in the winter morning sun.
The headlamps (they get HIDs too) are protruding and along with the massive chrome splash on the chrome and the bigger hood scoop, lend a modern design touch to the way it looks. The bumpers are also new and the front one gets a bigger air-dam for better engine cooling. Seen side on, you notice the slight change made to the wheel arches and also the new multi-spoke (12 spokes to be exact) alloy wheels. The side steps are also changed and now are of the ribbed variety. At the rear, it gets clear lens type tail-lamps as well as other subtle changes like integrated reverse camera etc. In all, these changes go a long way in making the huge SUV modern, chic and pleasing to the eyes. Toyota says the new Fortuner is also available in two new colors – shade of silver and gold.
Fortuner the new SUV gets Toyotas signature grille, logo and other family design elements. The changes made in the front gives it a fresher look. The wide grille has a lot of chrome on it with many slats
A new chrome bar steals the show from rear. On tailgate FORTUNER is embossed on the thick band.
On the sides, 17 alloy (aluminum) wheels have been tweaked for good. The over fender and side step add a sense of sharpness to it.
The ground clearance is 221 mm which can handle any terrain.
Rear bumpers are also different from conventional models with reflectors placed low.
Toyota Fortuner has sleeker self-leveling projector lamps with good illumination in all of its models.
Rare combination of tail lamps with wedge-cut clear lens and lay dual circular lamps with better lighting are provided.
The fog lamps are studded in the bumpers and towards the centre for better visibility.
Toyota Fortuner comes with 26565R 17 in all its models to ensure proper gripping on road.
17 alloy (aluminum) wheels have been tweaked for good.
Body color electrically foldable ORVMs (Outside rear view mirrors) now get turn indicators on them, an added practical option in the SUV.
Toyota Fortuner is available in five different color options.
Rear wiper and washer are there as a practical option in Toyota Fortuner.
Roof Rails of silver color with black strip is available there in this bulky SUV.
Sun roof is not available in any model of Toyota Fortuner.
Spoiler is available and it adds to the looks of Toyota Fortuner.
Since it is bulky SUV side steps of silver colored aluminum is provided.
One spare wheel is provided which can be kept at the rear bottom.
One of the biggest strengths of the Fortuner has been its engine. It makes use of the famous and ultra-reliable D-4D unit in a 3.0-litre format. On paper, it develops 169PS of power and 343Nm of torque which means it develops more power than its direct rival the 3.0-litre Endeavour though the latter puts out more torque. The new 2012 Fortuner is available in three variants with the same engine but two transmission options and both 4x2 and 4x4. Turn the key, start the car and the engine rests into a noticeable idle. The D-4D engine was never known for its smooth character though the overall NVH levels are superbly under control inside the cabin.On the move, the Fortuner feels very eager.
Torque flows from as low as 1400rpm and this is the reason why it picks up speeds in higher gears at lower speeds easily and effortlessly. Out on the highway, the engine feels at home at an indicated 120-130km/h with enough juice left to shame quite a few expensive sedans.The bucket loads of power and torque means that off the road, the Fortuner is easy to drive in tricky situations. The 4x4 variant has both ‘H’ (high) and ‘L’ (low) modes and until unless you are a bad driver, it is hard not to take the Fortuner out of the messiest of roads and patches. With so much weight to lug around, expectedly, fuel economy isn’t its forte. However, we still got over 9kmpl easily in Delhi’s traffic with a few ‘fun’ moments thrown in as well.
The 4-speed automatic though robs the engine is around 10% when it comes to fuel economy, however, it is a great unit and takes away the load (mental and physical) away from shifting gears. Once again, the availability of power and torque means the engine is pretty responsive in the automatic variant and like other conventional automatics, this one too changes gears in accordance with the driver’s throttle inputs. The Fortuner also gets a cruise control function in the AT variant – a boon for open highways.
Engine & Performance Details
This SUV can achieve the 100 Kmph mark in just 9.61 seconds approx
Fortuner can touch top speed mark of 176 Kmph approximately
the in-gear acceleration for 40-60kmph in 5th gear is 13.24 seconds
Fortuner is equipped with 5 speed manual transmission gear box
Fortuner delivers power of 171 PS at 3600 RPM
343 Nm of maximum torque is delivered at 1400-3400 rpm
NVH level are lower for Toyota Fortuner is low as compared to other SUVs because a noise insulating mat is used between the engine and the cabin to isolate its noise and the chassis to body joints are so designed that there is no transfer of road noise to the cabin.
With so much weight to lug around, expectedly, fuel economy isn’t its forte. However, we still got over 9kmpl easily in Delhi’s traffic with a few ‘fun’ moments thrown in as well. The 4-speed automatic though robs the engine is around 10% when it comes to fuel economy. So expect 7-8 kmpl in traffic, the 4x2 model is the most efficient of the variants.
Mileage View full detail
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0L 4x2 Manual||13 kmpl|
|Toyota Fortuner 2.5L 4x2 Manual TRD Sportivo||13 kmpl|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0L 4x2 Automatic||12.55 kmpl|
|Toyota Fortuner 2.5L 4x2 Automatic TRD Sportivo||12.55 kmpl|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0L 4x4 Manual||12.55 kmpl|
|Toyota Fortuner 3.0L 4x4 Automatic||--|
City fuel economy
In cities Toyota Fortuner gives the mileage of 8 kmpl approx.
Highway fuel economy
while on highways its Mileage is 12.5 kmpl in the Fortuner approx.
ARAI rated economy
As specified by ARAI the mileage of the Fortuner is 9.12 Kmpl.
Fuel Tank Capacity is 80 liters so the tank range of Fortuner is 720kms approx.
You simply can’t expect the Fortuner to ‘handle’ well at high speeds given its high center of gravity yet, drive it in a spirited manner and it responds well. Toyota had added VSC (vehicle stability control) on the 4x4 MT model which adds to the confidence factor while driving the vehicle fast in tricky road conditions. This function can also be switched off for those who don’t like their driving being intervened by electronic gadgetry.While the first and second row passengers get pampered well, it is the third row occupants who get thrown around expectedly. This is mainly due to the body on ladder chassis and a small pay off for being a true blue off-roader.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
Car is having power steering and ABS with EBD thats why the car has got four stars for the handling which is quite good after being a bulky SUV.
For braking performance it has got 5 stars which is the result of its quick responsive ABS with EBD system.
Dual Front SRS Airbags reduces the chance of injury in case of front collision, ABS with EBD enables the driver to control the vehicle even during hard braking, 15 Front Disc Brakes de-accelerate the vehicle instantly.
ABS is available with EBD that enables the driver to control the vehicle even during hard braking
Traction control is available only in high end variants.
Big burly SUVs are meant to fly past bad roads and pot-holes, right? Actually, it is SUVs like Fortuner which do justice to the above mentioned statement. Huge tyres, 220mm of ground clearance and soft suspension means that Fortuner is a comfortable companion over all types of roads with the only issue being the slightly bumpy ride over bad roads at low speeds. This vehicle is not meant to be slowed down for bad roads – drive it this way and you will simply love the way the Fortuner handles. Steering effort isn’t really very light though at the same time, it didn’t give us a chance to complain even at crawling speeds. While the first and second row passengers get pampered well, it is the third row occupants who get thrown around expectedly. This is mainly due to the body on ladder chassis and a small pay off for being a true blue off-roader.
Comfort & Suspension Details
The car has got four stars for the comfort which also shows its ergonomics level.
The newly developed double wishbone front suspension with a high mount type upper arm offers exceptional ride comfort
2WD Toyota Fortuner version is equipped with non-independent rear suspension while the 4WD model has 4-link with lateral rod rear suspension that enhances the handling capacity and reduces jerks to a great extent which results a comfortable riding experience.
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