A new Toyota Fortuner is coming to continue with Toyota’s reputable tradition. The Fortuner is a Sports Utility Vehicle that has already secured a steady place among the multi-purpose vehicles. This model is coming in fresh updates into the auto world. It will be known as the 2016 Toyota Fortuner which will be based on Toyota’s new Global Architecture or TNGA platform. Thus same platform will be shared the upcoming Innova and Hilux pick-up cars. This new architecture has been verified to be quite durable and reliable, characteristics which are identifiable with the Fortuner. Thus platform involves use of light weight material which will make the 2016 Toyota Fortuner to be lighter that its predecessor while also improving its performance.
2016 TOYOTA FORTUNER: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Inside, 2016 Toyota Fortuner will be equipped with refreshed features with functions that shall satisfy even the choosiest buyer. According to prototypes, this new model will have a spacious interior with attractive leather seats which will offer high comfort levels to the passengers. Other available interior features include airbags, a rear view camera, ABS, stability control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, automatic climate control, cruise control and an LDC touch screen. Red and Black colors will dominate its interior making it different from the outgoing model.
Outwards, it will come in a more aggressive appearance. In fact, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner will get a more refreshed exterior than the interior. The changes will be seen in its reshaped chassis and improved head and tail lights. It will also get an improved front fascia including the grille. Its list of refreshed exterior features include a new chrome grille, LED front and rear lights, improved front and rear bumpers and most of all, redesigned body sides for better aerodynamics. Dimension-wise, this new model will not receive any changes. Its length will remain to be 185 inches, width 772.4 inches and height 72.8 inches. Its wheelbase tough is expected to be longer measuring 108 inches. The new platform will pave way for the use of light materials which include aluminum combined with chrome metal and steel which will make it more stable.
2016 TOYOTA FORTUNER: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
Its engine line-up will consist of one petrol and two diesel variants. As regards the petrol engine, it will be a 2.7 liter VVT with an output of 160 horses at 5,200 rmp and a torque of 178 lb-ft at 3,800 rmp. Diesel engines will include a 2.5 liter generating 140 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, and a more powerful 3.0 liter unit generating 168 horses and 253 pounds-feet of torque. Regardless of the available engine, a buyer will have a chance to choose between two gearboxes, either the five speed manual or the six speed automatic. The rear wheel and the all wheel drive modes will also be offered. With these types of engines, the 2016 Toyota Fortuner is expected to have very low fuel consumption rates. There were high expectations for a hybrid drive version of this model, but the automaker has not made any decisions yet concerning this subject.
2016 Toyota Fortuner: Release Date and Price
This new version, 2016 Toyota Fortuner is most likely to be available in the showrooms towards the end of 2015. In terms of its price, it is anticipated to range between $ 44 000 and $ 56 000.