The new model of the fortuner to be released by mid March 2013, is smaller version of the current model, a SUV with a 2.5 liter engine. This new engine will make a viable addition to the Fortuner range. It is the cheaper, option now and more fuel efficient from the current 3.0 liter diesel which is D4-D unit. The 2.5 litre D-4D engine also available in other markets, and now after it had been up-graded it will be introduced in India. They have replaced their old turbo with a variable nozzle (VN) turbine. They have also installed is a top-mount intercooler on the upgraded engine which is why the hood has a scooped contour. Thereby the 2.5 liter unit makes 144 PS @ 3400 rpm with 343 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm as compared to the larger 3.0-litre unit makes 171 PS and 343 Nm of torque.
Therefore you can see not that much of a difference in the performance, because Toyota has upgraded the forced-induction system which has bought an increase of 41 % in power and 32 % increase in torque. This Fortuner the upgraded unit, will be launched in Malaysia soon, all the more reason to believe that this engine will also come to India.
This is something that will only increase the appeal of the Fortuner plus they expect the 4×4 option with the 2.5 L Fortuner too. Though in the Thai market this engine in the Fortuner is only offered with the 5-speed manual. There’s a possibility that it will arrive with an automatic option too.
We expect the 2.5 L Fortuner in March 2013, it could be priced around 19 lakhs. It is a SUV, D segment car, it has bold looks and a powerful engine, value for money fitted with a diesel engine. The dimensions will be comfortable; length 4750mm, the width1840mm, height 1850mm.
The seating capacity offered are for seven people, with the solid tyre size of 265/65 R17. The suspension is Double Wishbone with a 4-Link lateral rod. It will have Power Steering with a Turning Circle of 5.60 Mtrs. The Brakes are Front Disk and Rear Disk to suit the SUV. It will have 5 Manual Gear System, with a Ground Clearance of 220.00 mm. The Kerb weight will be 1830.00 kilograms, and this SUV is supported by a fuel tank capacity of 80.00 liters. It also comes with Body Coloured Bumpers, Tachometer and Alloys, it has a ORVM indicator and a Trip Meter.
The active and passive security components are, 2 Airbags, Parking Sensors, and Fog Lamps. It also has EBD and ABS, and 5 rear Seat Belts.
The other features this SUV offers is AC with a Climate Control system. It has Power Windows, and Central Locking System with the Remote, also Remote Fuel Filler and Remote Boot. It also comes with a Rear Wiper and a Rear Defogger. There is an arm rest with a cup holder and to further the comfort the steering wheel is adjustable. The driver’s seat too has electrical adjustment, and the music system is 2-DIN, 6 CD and MP3 with AUX. Side view mirror on both sides of the doors are also one part of the features offered. It also has rear AC vents and folding rear seats, to create more luggage space when required.
This SUV with a smaller engine and lower pricing than the previous model is definitely poised to steal a large chunk of the car market. It makes for easy driving, as well as easy affordability. It will make you want to buy it soon!
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