All-New Toyota Fortuner Spied Testing In Bangalore

  • Aug 04, 2016
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A Team-BHP reader spotted a Toyota Fortuner wearing deep camouflage and roaming around the roads of Bangalore. The model was under testing and the camouflage didn't leave much room for the car to reveal its curves and creases. Even the tail lamps were wrapped up well leaving only the bare minimum exposed.

According to the forum, the Japanese manufacturer had imported the new Fortuner in October 2015 for research purposes but it is only now that the new Fortuner has been spotted on public roads.

[caption id="attachment_103000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Toyota Fortuner Will Get A 2.4-Litre And A 2.8-Litre Diesel Engines Toyota Fortuner Will Get A 2.4-Litre And A 2.8-Litre Diesel Engines[/caption]

The new Fortuner was first showcased in Thailand last year. Externally, it gets a new chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels and redesigned tail lamps with LED.

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Powertrains are likely to be carried over from the Innova Crysta to cash in on the economies-of-scale and it's expected to get a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre engine. The smaller engine produces 150PS of power and 400Nm of torque and the larger one makes 177PS of power and 450Nm of torque. The 2.4-litre unit will get a 6-speed manual transmission while the big boss will come with a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

[caption id="attachment_103001" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]A 2.7-Litre Petrol Engine Could Also Be Offered Given The Declining Sales Of Diesel Vehicles A 2.7-Litre Petrol Engine Could Also Be Offered Given The Declining Sales Of Diesel Vehicles[/caption]

In addition to the existing two diesel engines, the Innova Crysta is rumoured to get a petrol engine as well to get some sales from the national capital. Expect the same engine to be available in the Fortuner too to enable its sale in Delhi and surrounding regions.

Toyota had earlier announced that they won't be making any more investments in India due to the uncertain future of diesel cars in the country. Toyota's diesel-powered lineup is the bread and butter for the company and such unscientific decisions are affecting its revenue in a big way. The Fortuner must have been too far in its development to be pulled out now, which is why we got to see it testing on public roads for a tentative launch around the festive season.

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