Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally launched the long awaited automatic all four wheel drive variant of the popular Fortuner premium SUV. Toyota has launched the new Fortuner 4×4 Automatic in India tagged at Rs. 26.58 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The new 4×4 AT variant is the costliest model of the premium SUV on sale in India.
Toyota India has also increased its product range prices after the expiry of the government excise duty. After the price revisions of the Toyota vehicles in India, the premium Fortuner SUV now costs in the range of Rs. 24.26 lakhs to Rs. 26.58 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Toyota Fortuner premium SUV’s all four wheel drive automatic version is packed with the powerful 3 liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor that is capable of delivering the maximum power output of 171 PS at 3,600 rpm and a peak torque figure of 141 Nm at 3,400 rpm. The potent engine is paired with an efficient 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner SUV’s TRD Sportivo models are equipped with a 2.5 liter turbocharged diesel oil burner.
Toyota India has not only launched the all four wheel drive automatic version of the Fortuner, but also made good use of the opportunity to update the design of the entire Fortuner lineup with cosmetic improvements. The new Toyota Fortuner premium SUV’s exterior design now comes with the cosmetic enhancements of smoked head light as well as smoked tail light enclosures, new chrome accents for the fog light housings and dark grey alloy wheels.
Toyota has also mildly updated the interiors of the Fortuner SUV. The changes made to the cabin of the 3 liter engine powered Fortuner models include premium all-black interiors. Toyota has also endowed a double-DIN touchscreen audio system on the new updated Fortuner. This audio system comes with an in-built satellite navigation system as well as voice recognition and has its control buttons mounted on the vehicle’s steering wheel.
The Toyota Fortuner is a much acclaimed SUV all over the world, and is the ruler of the premium SUV segment in the Indian car market. The Fortuner is a patent Toyota vehicle marked by its great quality, durability, high reliability and performance. It has a massive road presence and is a domineering off-roader. It comes with great charming premium styling and comfort and at the same time offers low maintenance and hassle free ownership.
The long awaited all 4 wheel automatic model launch of the Toyota Fortuner in India is certainly expected to boost its market presence and sales volumes in the country.
The new Toyota Fortuner 4×4 AT model will get massive competition from a lot of models in India. The Fortuner 4×4 AT will be rivaling against the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Captiva, all of which come in their 4×4 AT versions.
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