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Toyota Fortuner...! Oh my godd the most wonderful suv ever in india. If a 4wd car is required within a budget is the only vehicle.... And thers also mahindras XUV 500 with the same where as the class u get in Toyota Fortuner u wont get in that Mahindras XUV 500... The Fortuner seems to be the best of all time... Its a bit huge but luxury, comfortable, best in mileage when compared to other 4wds....! Now wen we c this the all new Fortuner 2016.... This Fortuner is an all-new car, but Toyota has chosen to go with a near-identical wheelbase at 2,745mm. But this new SUV is longer, wider and slightly lower than the version currently sold here in India, which puts this new car at an advantage when it comes to cabin space and comfort. To begin with, once seated inside, I find there's more width in this new car. The cabin feels much airier and less constrained and the all-round visibility is improved as well. The slightly slimmed-down and more space-efficient seats at the front also happen to be particularly comfortable. Perfect for large frames, they offer great shoulder, back and thigh support and what's neat is that they are well bolstered too; so, you don't get chucked from side to side. I step back to the second row, or should I say step up, (the presence of the chassis means there is a big step up and won't be to everyone's liking), and there's plenty of kneeroom here too. You can now seat three abreast on the rear bench in a bit more comfort, the centre passenger gets a seatbelt suspended from the roof, and unlike many SUVs, you aren't sat too low either. Even thigh support is good here. Those of you who want to be chauffeured around will love this. Also improved is space and comfort on the third row. These “plus-two” seats (we like to refer to them as 5+2 as against a full seven seats) may still be for children or short drives only, but getting into the back and getting settled here isn't nearly as irksome as some of the competition. And the seats aren't totally unusable either. You also get a rear air-con system with dedicated blowers in the roof and there are other practical bits like cupholders and power sockets. There's even a bit of usable luggage space in the rear with all three rows up, and if you need additional space, the third-row seats fold up to the sides as well, giving you more luggage space. As on the Ford Endeavour, you even get a powered tailgate. Up front, the cabin looks much more attractive than the outgoing car. There's a real sense of style here, the collared centre console with its leather-lined and chromed-over sides looks fabulous and the large touchscreen in the centre only adds to the overall appeal. What also works well is the instrument panel with the info screen in the centre of two very legible white-on-black dials. Very similar to the one on the Innova, it hits the spot and the nicely finished steering wheel adds considerably to the more upmarket interior too. There are, however, plenty of not so well-finished plastic bits on the inside and these spoil the ambience of the cabin a bit. The glove boxes feel cheaply put together, the fake wood near the gear lever is very “plastic” and the door pads aren't all that special either. Still, the cabin is quite practical, with plenty of space to store things like bottles, phones and other odds and ends and you do get the convenience of keyless go and a start-stop button as well.

Safwan Dalvi
On: Nov 10, 2016 | 500 Views
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