5 Reasons Why Toyota Fortuner is India’s Best-Selling Premium SUV

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Toyota Fortuner sales numbers are more than some of the cheaper SUVs currently on sale in the market.

The new-generation Toyota Fortuner was launched in the Indian market in November 2016. Since then, the SUV has been the best-selling luxury SUV in the country. In fact, Toyota Fortuner sales numbers are more than some of the cheaper SUVs currently on sale in the market. Here are the main reasons behind the success of this premium SUV –

Low Ownership Cost

This is the main reason behind the success of Toyota products in India. Toyota cars offer lowest cost of ownership, and the Fortuner is no different. While the service intervals are high, the maintenance cost is low. Estimated maintenance cost for this premium SUV is less than 60,000 for 6 years, which is considerably lower compared to SUVs even from lower-segments. See – Upcoming Toyota Cars In India

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Resale Value

Another reason is the excellent resale value. Despite being a premium SUV, the resale value of the Fortuner marginally drops. People buy this SUV and sell it after few years with minimal depreciation.


Looks matter! Yes, the Fortuner is one of the best looking SUVs currently on sale in India. Design of the new model is inspired from Lexus SUVs and looks premium. It gets sharp and angular contours and creases all-around the SUV. It gets a new twin-slat chrome grille, LED DRLs and Bi-LED projector headlamps. Floating pillar-less roof design, slim tail-lamps and sharp beltline gives it a much premium look. Also See – 5 Reasons why Maruti Vitara Brezza is India’s best-selling compact SUV

Highly efficient diesel engine

The updated Fortuner is available with a more powerful and fuel efficient 2.8-litre GD diesel engine. This 4-cylinder, in-line engine produces 174.5bhp of power and 450Nm o0f torque. Both manual and automatic gearbox options are on offer. Despite being premium in nature, the new Fortuner offers 14.24kmpl in manual and 12.9kmpl in AT option. Read – 5 Reasons Why Is Everyone Buying New Maruti Swift

On and off-road performance

Toyota Fortuner is available in six different variants, targeting different set of buyers. While its direct rivals are available in diesel version only, the Fortuner is being offered in both petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version is available 4×2 drive layout and in both manual and automatic transmission option. For enthusiasts, the diesel Fortuner is available in both RWD and 4×4 drive layouts and in both manual and automatic form. The high ground clearance of 220mm further enhances the overall performance of this SUV.

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