Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has been basking in the high success of the new generation Innova Crysta MPV that is expected to carry forward the iconic vehicle’s heritage in India. Toyota cars are highly revered in India for their great quality, safety and reliability. The Japanese car major got enraged with the large capacity diesel car ban in the Delhi NCR and hinted of not investing further in new launches in India. However, the company’s decision to launch the petrol powered Innova Crysta assures us that we will get many newer cars from the house of KTM.
The Japanese auto giant has been considering launching quite a few new cars in India in the coming two years. Take a look at these:
New generation Toyota Fortuner premium SUV
The Toyota Fortuner has been the ruling model in the premium SUV segment in India, and the Fortuner fans of the country have been eagerly waiting for the all new model. The new generation Toyota Fortuner launched in 2015 in the global markets, but is yet to launch in India.
The all new Fortuner comes with a totally new design language that is sleeker, more contemporary and more premium than before. It gets completely new exterior and interior design with new features.
The new-gen Fortuner is offered in choice of 2.4 liter and 2.8 liter GD diesel motors offering 160bhp/400Nm and 177bhp/450Nm, respectively. The engines will be mated to a 6 speed manual and an automatic transmission choice in both 2WD and 4WD versions.
It is expected to have its Indian launch by end of this year, priced in the range of Rs. 23 – 25 lakhs.
Toyota Vios mid-sized sedan
Toyota has been considering bringing an able representative in the Indian C-segment by introducing the Vios, which is an internationally acclaimed model. The Toyota Vios will be placed above the Etios and below the iconic Corolla and is aimed to eat into the demands of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and the lot.
The Toyota Vios is an aggressive and sporty looking sedan that should attract the Indian C-segment buyers. The Vios also boasts of a premium quality stylish interiors and great comfort.
The Toyota Vios packs in a 1.5-liter petrol mill that generates 107bhp and 141Nm and a 1.4 liter diesel engine that offers 87bhp and 205Nm. The engines will be coupled with a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission. It is expected to come in 2017, priced at around Rs. 8 – 10 lakhs.
Toyota is yet to enter the popular Indian compact SUV segment, and the company is expected to bring in the Rush compact SUV which looks like a smaller version of the Fortuner.
The Toyota Rush is a 7-seater SUV that boasts of a bold design and good features. It will get a 1.5-liter petrol mill, but for India it might also get a 1.4-liter diesel motor that also drives the Corolla Altis. The Rush is likely to launch in mid 2017 tagged in the range of Rs. 8 – 14 lakhs.
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