Toyota Kirloskar Motors India has been doing pretty well in the Indian car bazaar. Its car models are a perfect blend of style and comfort along with high class performance delivery. Its SUV, Toyota Fortuner is one of the most impressive models in the range. The car was initially launched in the year 2009. Since the time of its launch, the car has been maintaining a very sophisticated status in the market. This SUV got a makeover in 2012 and was presented with many cosmetic changes. The new Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT model has also been refreshed. The car is available with a fresh front grille accompanied by redesigned projector headlamps, which has been inspired from Toyota Land Cruiser. The air-intercooler with skid plate provides a very enhanced appearance to the car. The overall built quality is up to the mark and flawless. The interiors of the car are also redesigned and made more distinct and creative than the older model. On the inside, the roomy feel will certainly make you fall in love with it. The spacious and roomy interiors are filled with numerous comfort features. You would see a very proficient air conditioning system, power steering wheel, ergonomically placed buttons, and more. Besides the premiumness, Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT comes with many safety traits, comprising of EBD, ABS, BA, airbags, seat belts with pre-tensioners etc. on the other hand, under the hood a strong and dynamic 3.0-litre diesel engine, which is capable of 168bhp and 343Nm of maximum torque. The 4-speed automatic transmission coupled with the engine makes the performance of the car impressive and inspiring. The mileage figures delivered by the car are also decent.
The refreshed Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT looks stunning and notably better than the older version. The car maker has refreshed many things on the exteriors in order to make it more alluring and aspiring. The front profile is now adorned by big and bold headlamp cluster along with a front grille with a chrome finished Toyota Logo positioned right in the centre of the grille. The silver lining on the front just makes the front fascia more exciting and alluring. The bumper has been made huge and the fog lamps are positioned correctly. The bonnet is aerodynamically designed that makes it resemble the posh and premium Land Cruiser. The door handles are platinum, while the ORVMs shine well . The turn indicators incorporated in them are alluring as well. The wheel arches are well-pronounced and fitted in with alloy wheels. The rear end of the car has large tail lights, which have been reworked for the facelift. The chrome finish along with a spacious foot stepper and high mounted stop lamp completes the massive appearance of Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT.
The 2012 Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT comes with refreshed interiors, which promises the occupants more premium, ride and increased comfort. The car can comfortably adjust seven adults. The leather covered seats are beautiful and make the cabin appear to be spacious and very elegant. The wide finish panels, overhead storage console, front map lamp etc make the car interiors interesting. The skilled craftsmanship is visible through the use of chrome and silver accents all along the cabin. The dashboard is wide and has been finished very well in order to enhance the ambiance of the car. Furthermore, Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT interiors comprise of central console along with illuminated instrumental panel and ergonomic functions that make the drive very convenient in the car. These panel and console have also been given a touch of chrome and wood-finish that enhance the overall charm of the car interiors.
The comfort level in Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT is certainly commendable. This SUV has been fitted with almost every comfort feature, which would make your ride in the car extra convenient and relaxing. The air conditioning system with heater is extremely proficient along with automatic climate control and rear AC vents. The power steering wheel is multifunctional and has audio controls mounted on it. The CD/Mp3 player with AM/FM radio and USB, AUX-in support makes the journey more entertaining and delightful . the other comfort features comprise of low fuel warning light, rear reading lamp, seat lumbar support, cup holders for the front and rear, rear seat centre armrest, vanity mirror, remote fuel lid opener, accessory power outlet, cruise control and power windows both front and rear.
The engine and performance of Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT is quite nice. Under the bonnet, you will find a powerful and dynamic 3.0-litre diesel engine that is capable of generating high power output of 168bhp at the rate of 3600 rpm along with 343Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 1400 to 3400 rpm. This 2982cc of diesel engine has been coupled with 4-speed automatic gearbox that pushes the car to give out a good mileage of 7.8 to 11.5 kmpl . The performance delivered by this combination is quite impressive as well. When accelerated the car catches up top speed of 176 kmph and goes from 0 to 100 kmph in 14.6 seconds . What is significant here is that after crossing the speed of 130kmph, the SUV doesn’t vibrate. As far as the overall performance is concerned, Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT is a true winner.
Braking and Handling
The braking and handling department of Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT is stirring. The braking system of the car comprise of ventilated disc brakes for the front and leading trailing drum brakes for the rear . This braking system has been coupled together with a very superior suspension system, which helps making the handling of the car top notch. The SUV has double wishbone type suspension for the front axle, while the rear axle has 4-link with lateral rod type suspension. The power steering further enhances the overall handling of the car and the 17-inch alloy wheels make sure that you get a very smooth and bump-free ride even on a rough and rugged terrain.
Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT is loaded with numerous high class safety features as well. The car is well equipped with features like airbags for the driver and front co-passenger, Anti-lock Braking System accompanied with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system, fog lamps for better vision of the road, LED high mount stop lamp and more.
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