Toyota Fortuner PriceList
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|
Toyota Fortuner Features
|Toyota Fortuner||2WD MT||2WD AT||4WD MT||4WD AT|
Toyota Fortuner Colors
- Super White
- Blue Metallic
- Silver Mica Metallic
- Black Mica
- Silky Gold Mica
- Silver Mica
Expert Test Drive 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.
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.
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
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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