Today I have spoken to Toyota Bangalore , according to them dealers have started taking bookings, I asked for specs & to my HIGH disappointment, I was told this much awaited SUV would be launched with Manual Transmission, mean lowest end model available (Model name - 3.0 G M/T) in Thailand (None of the other markets of South East Asia has manual transmission except Thailand) (link http://www.sonirodban.com/fortuner.html);
In Thailand this model is available on road at 10 Lac Bhat (Rs. 14 Lacs) considering FTA with ASEAN countries, means no customs on auto parts imported from there, and Toyota Fort. being assembled here in India (With quite a few parts sourced locally like tyres, Dash Board & probably manual transmission of Innova & many other Innova parts) premium charged by Toyota of whooping 43% approx on Thailand prices is really like looting, which every car maker specially Japanese are doing.
I really love this car & have driven many times in Thailand,
Mahesh Lekhi on Monday, August 10, 2009 11:57:04 PM
Toyota Fortuner is premium D-segment SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that might be launched in Indian market in the month of September this year... it will be available with both manual and automatic transmission option and also with four wheel drive option .... its all variants will be priced in the range of Rs 19 to 21 lacs.... Toyota Fortuner is much powerful model that will be equipped with a 2.7L, VVT-i petrol engine that produces the power of 160PS and a 3.0L diesel engines that produces 163PS power.... for more details about this car you may visit the above link ..... Toyota Fortuner
The Fortuner is offered with two engine options. The original 3.0 litre and the 2.5 litre derived from the Innova. The 3.0 litre version is offered in 4 trims. A 4x2 and a 4x4, in combination with either an automatic or manual box.
The 2,982cc D-4D turbocharged diesel engine delivers a generous 168bhp of maximum power and peak torque of 360Nm while 2.5-litre variant delivers 142bhp power and 343Nm torque.
Click here to see the overview of Toyota Fortuner.
Apart from this - Toyota is expected to launch the all-new Fortuner in India. Under the hood, the upcoming Fortuner will have the same set of diesel engines as offered in the Innova Crysta. One can choose from either a 2.4-litre diesel mill that churns out 150PS of power and 343Nm of torque, or a 2.8-litre diesel motor that produces 174PS of power and 360Nm of torque. It is possible that Toyota will tune the engines differently to get more power for the heavy SUV. Like in the Innova Crysta, transmission duties for the new Fortuner will be handed over to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The next generation Toyota Fortuner is expected to be launched in early or mid 2016. The manufacturer might reveal it in the Indian Auto Expo that will take place in February 2016. You can set the launch alert for this car or you could follow our news section to stay updated on this.
Hi, Toyota Fortuner 4X4 range starts from Rs 23.27 lakhs(EX-showroom, Delhi). It comes with a 3.0-litre, 169bhp, 16Valve, In-Line Engine. The SUV has excellent interior and exterior with a seating capacity of 7 persons. To know more about this SUV, please visit the link below-