Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese carmaker, is among the worst hit carmakers due to ban on registration of diesel cars above 2000cc in the national capital. Now that the same law has been imposed in Kerala, problems for Toyota have increased further. This has surely hurt the sentiments of TKM that was planning to bring in the new-generation Toyota Fortuner.
With the uncertainty on sale of high-end diesel cars in Delhi and more states taking similar measures, it will be quite tough for the Japanese carmaker to roll out new products including the highly-anticipated 2016 Toytoa Fortuner. The company feels that these judgements are unfair, as they were passed without listening the other side.
Coming to the product itself, the new-generation Toyota Fortuner is based on a new platform – Toyota new-generation architecture (TNGA) – which is claimed to be lighter and stiffer than that of the outgoing model’s. The same architecture also underpins the Innova Crysta.
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Besides the new platform and the looks, the new Toyota Fortuner will also get two all-new diesel engine options, 2.4-litre & 2.8-litre, developed under the company’s new GD series. The new engines along with lighter platform, will help the vehicle return 10 per cent better fuel efficiency than before.
With more comfort & safety features and more up-market feel, the new-generation Toyota Fortuner is expected to be about Rs 2-3 lakh pricier than the current model.
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