November 7, 2016 – Due to uncertainty over ban on bigger diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, Toyota India had to delay the launch of the new-generation Fortuner. Now that the ban has been lifted, the company has launched the SUV in the country at a starting price of Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The SUV is available in both petrol and diesel fuel options, making it the first car in the league to offer petrol option to buyers. To help our readers understand all the differences between the new Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner, here’s a specifications-based comparison between the two.
New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner – Exterior Changes
Though the new-generation model retains the rugged appeal, it looks much more modern now – thanks to the new design philosophy. The changes you will see on the front of the vehicle include a twin-slat grille, dual projector head-lights with LED inserts, LED daytime running lamps, newly designed bumper, fog lamps with chrome housing, etc. The vehicle’s rear profile too looks edgier with a new wraparound windscreen, tail-lamp clusters with LED elements, new bumper and few others. With new alloy wheels, more prominent character lines and slightly redesigned glass area, the vehicle’s side profile looks refreshing. Although it looks very similar to the current model in overall proportion from this angle.
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New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner – Interior
Similar to the vehicle’s exterior, the new Toyota Fortuner 2016’s cabin too receives multiple changes and that’s a good thing since the current model actually feels a bit outdated when compared to its rivals. The new model gets an all-new dashboard, new instrument cluster with TFT screen, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, new leather seats, leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, rear AC vents, engine start-stop button and others.
New Fortuner Vs Old – Video
New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner – Safety Features
Though the current-generation Toyota Fortuner too is one of the safest cars in the country today, the new model takes it to another level. In the Latin New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the 2016 Fortuner scored 5-star ratings. The agency also said that the Fortuner’s occupant safety levels are as good as that of the Hilux pick-up truck, and the former performed better in certain bio-mechanical aspects. The Fortuner scored 5-star ratings in Australasian NCAP too. While the new model retains features such as ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Driver & Passenger side airabgs and Vehicle Stability Control, it additionally gets rear passenger and side airbags (total 7), downhill assist control, trailer sway control, emergency locking retractors, hill-start assist control, etc. The new Fortuner is based on a lighter yet stiffer platform – TNGA – that makes it even safer for its passengers.
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New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner – Specifications
|Specifications||New Toyota Fortuner||Old Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine Options||2.4L (142bhp, 343Nm)|
3.0L (169bhp, 343Nm)
|2.8L GD (177bhp, 450Nm)|
2.7L (166bhp, 245Nm)
|Transmission Options||5-speed MT & AT||6-speed MT & AT (diesel) & 5-speed MT & 6 AT (Petrol)|
The previous generation model was powered by a 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines that produces 142bhp, 343Nm and 169bhp, 343Nm, respectively. The new 2016 Toyota Fortuner is available with two all-new powertrains. The diesel version is powered by a 2.8-litre GD diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 177bhp and a peak torque of 450Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. This time, the SUV also gets a petrol engine. It is powered by a 2.7-litre unit that produces 166bhp of power and 245Nm of torque. The petrol version is available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner – Dimensions
|Dimensions||New Toyota Fortuner||Old Toyota Fortuner|
Though the new model’s wheelbase is about 5mm shorter than the current model, it will be more spacious – all thanks to extra 90mm length and 15mm width. As against the old model’s 4705mm length and 1855 width, the new model is 4795mm long and 1855 wide.
New Toyota Fortuner 2016 vs Old Fortuner – Prices
|New Toyota Fortuner||Rs 25.92 lakh to Rs 31.12 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Old Toyota Fortuner||Rs 25 lakh – Rs 28 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
With several all-new features and more powerful & efficient engine lineup, the new Toyota Fortuner is priced slightly higher than the current model. While the previous model was priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new model’s prices fall between Rs 25.92 lakh – Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
New Toyota Fortuner 2016 vs Old Fortuner – Mileage
|New Toyota Fortuner||10kmpl petrol & 14.24kmpl diesel|
|Old Toyota Fortuner||13kmpl (ARAI-certified)|
Thanks to the lighter platform, the 2017 Toyota Fortuner is claimed to be 10 percent more fuel efficient than the current model. The previous model was claimed to return an ARAI-certified mileage of around 13kmpl while the new model is claimed to return 14.24kmpl (MT) & 12.9kmpl (AT). The petrol delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 10.01kmpl.