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The Fortuner has been a consistent performer for Toyota and a popular SUV choice in the price range above Rs 30 lakh. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner has drastically evolved from its predecessor in almost every segment be it looks, cabin space or performance. Despite slotting below the Endeavour in features and Mahindra G4 Alturas for premiumness, the Fortuner brand continues to garner more sales among the three owing to its cult following.
The beefed-up Toyota SUV not only looks macho but comes with a variety of engine-gearbox combos to play around with. It has gone safer than its previous version. Although the performance has gone up, the fuel efficiency of the Fortuner petrol has lowered. You get up to 7 years of extended warranty with the SUV and fuss-free ownership.
Let’s delve into more details of the second-generation Toyota Fortuner in this quick review.
Based on the Hilux pickup truck, the new-generation Fortuner is massive in dimensions and garners immense road presence. Underpinning the SUV is the same tough, body-on-frame chassis. It speaks aggression from the front with those tusk-like bold fog lamp-housings outlined in thick chrome. The grille is smaller with heavy use of chrome all around. The headlamps have gone slim – in line with the contemporary designs of the latest cars. The LED projector headlamp comes with LED DRLs.
The aggression is further enhanced by the commanding stance of the Fortuner which helps shoo away the small cars on the road. From the sides, it elaborates the chic styling of the SUV as it gets large wheel arches, slim cladding, chrome door handles, smaller glass area and a chrome window line which goes around the rear and meets the other side of the vehicle.
The rear features slim tail lamps joined by a thick chrome slat with FORTUNER engraving. The height of the rear bumper is a little more than regular SUVs, which exposes the spare wheel tucked under the floor. Overall, the design is certainly sharper yet clean compared to its predecessor. Toyota has used more cuts and creases to inject freshness in Fortuner’s design.
|Dimensions||New Toyota Fortuner||Old Toyota Fortuner||Difference|
|Length||4,795 mm||4,705 mm||90 mm|
|Width||1,855 mm||1,840 mm||15 mm|
|Height||1,835 mm||1,850 mm||-15 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,745 mm||2,750 mm||-5 mm|
|Ground Clearance||225 mm||220 mm||5 mm|
The second-gen Fortuner has grown up in proportions as well. The new Fortuner is longer and wider than the previous generation, hence the cabin space has increased. Meanwhile, the height has gone lower possibility giving more stability to the vehicle. While its wheelbase has dipped marginally, the ground clearance gets a bump of 5mm.
The wide opening doors of the SUV makes it easy to approach but seating isn’t the easiest part. Good ground clearance and raised seating position mean you need extra effort to seat. The upholstery gets black and brown theme with intelligently used silver and black-piano inserts. The dashboard uses soft-touch plastics making it look and feel premium.
You get adequate space in all rows, however, quality of materials is a mixed bag. The last row seats are similar to the regular 7-seaters with just adequate room with knees pointing upwards and slightly upright seating posture. For shorter journeys it’s fine but for longer ones, it’ll be a toll. The seats offer adequate comfort and are well-bolstered.
You will find a lot of similarity with the Toyota Innova Crysta’s cabin here. Overall the interiors have been completed overhauled with the Fortuner-cabin becoming more in sync with the latest breed of cars.
Engine & Specifications
The new Toyota Fortuner is available in 2.8-litre turbo-diesel and 2.7-litre petrol engines. Here are the specs of both the engines and their respective transmission options offered.
|Engine||2.8-litre Diesel||2.7-litre Petrol|
|Power||177 PS||166 PS|
|Torque||420Nm (AT- 450Nm)||245Nm|
|Transmission||6MT with iMT / 6AT||5MT/6AT|
|Drive type||2WD /4WD||2WD|
The latest iteration of the Toyota Fortuner is loaded to the brim when it comes to features. It gets LED fog lamp, LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, leather upholstery, power-adjustable driver & co-passenger seats, automatic climate control, cooled upper glove box, push-button stop/start, power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs, cruise control, paddle shift, puddle lamps, powered tailgate, 60:40 split 2nd row seat and many more creature comfort features.
Toyota has equipped the new-gen Fortuner with enough safety gadgets. These include 7 airbags, vehicle stability control (VSC) with brake assist, A-TRC (Active Traction Control), hill assist control, down assist control (4×4 variants) and ABS with EBD.
The second-generation Toyota Fortuner is available in 6 variants with prices ranging from Rs 28.66 lakh – Rs 34.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Below are the variant-wise prices.
|Toyota Fortuner||Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|(2.7L) 4×2 Manual||Rs 28.66 lakh|
|(2.7L) 4×2 Automatic||Rs 30.25 lakh|
|(2.8L) 4×2 Manual||Rs 30.67 lakh|
|(2.8L) 4×2 Automatic||Rs 32.53 lakh|
|(2.8L) 4×4 MT||Rs 32.64 lakh|
|(2.8L) 4X4 AT||Rs 34.43 lakh|
The new Fortuner is a refined and more upmarket product for sure. Despite being pricier and low on features compared to its rivals (read Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas G4), the Fortuner gets away with its rock-solid reliability. Moreover, the resale value of the Fortuner is way better than its competitors giving it another and most crucial point.