With dominance of seven years, the Fortuner set a benchmark in the premium SUV space in India.
First launched in 2009, the Toyota Fortuner has always been favoured for its aggressive design, great off-road capabilities and low running cost. With dominance of seven years, the Fortuner set a benchmark in the premium SUV space in India. The company recently introduced the second-generation model of the SUV in the Indian market.
Interestingly, the new Toyota Fortuner, with over 6,200 bookings within few weeks of its launch, became an instant hit for the Japanese carmaker in India. And the vehicle still enjoys huge popularity among SUV buyers, and proof of this lies in the fact that it has crossed one lakh domestic sales milestone. Picture Gallery – New Toyota Fortuner 2017
Commenting on the sales milestone, N. Raja, director and senior VP, marketing and sales, Toyota India, said, “Being able to serve more than one lakh happy customers in such a premium and competitive segment is a huge achievement for us. This would not have been possible without the support of our customers who have appreciated the product so much.” Read Comparison – New Toyota Fortuner vs Old Fortuner Model
Talking about the new-gen Toyota Fortuner, the SUV has been made available in six variants priced between Rs 25.92 lakh – Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Ditching the old engine lineup, the new model comes with the 2.8-litre GD diesel and 2.7-litre petrol powertrains churning out 177bhp with 450Nm and 166bhp with 245Nm respectively. Transmission options on offer are a 6-speed manual and an automatic.
Besides this, the Japanese carmaker has multiple products in the pipeline including the new Corolla Altis, Vios sedan, new Prius hybrid, Rush compact SUV and Alphard hybrid MPV. Recently, Toyota has announced a price hike across its entire model line up by up to 3% from 1st January 2017.