An assortment of unofficial images of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner reveal the insides and exteriors in detail. The new Fortuner will be globally revealed in Thailand on the 17 July, 2015. To be based on Toyota’s updated Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform, the new Fortuner will continue with a new ladder frame chassis which would be lighter and stiffer than the outgoing version.
The all-new styling includes a bold front fascia. The sleek headlamps are jeweled with projector elements and DRL strips, while an imposing three-slat grille flanked by thick, chrome runners should account for some butch road presence. The heavily sculpted front bumper has deep recesses for the air dam and fog lamps – the ones for the latter being generously bordered with chrome.
The sides have been pleasantly surfaced, while 18 inch, 12-spoke alloy wheels neatly fill up the mildly flared arches. The glasshouse looks interesting, with the base of the window line receiving a sharp kink near the C-pillar. That kink is responsible for the compact quarter window and rear screen areas.
Blacked out B-,C- and D-pillars compliment the chrome strip that runs across the base of the glasshouse. Finally, a prominent haunch rises from above the rear door handle, and integrates itself with the slim, LED tail lamps, adding some muscle to the stance. The rear is conservatively styled, with a redesigned tail gate bearing a chrome strip bridging the tail lamps. The large rear spoiler is the cherry on top.
The interiors reveal a completely fresh dashboard design, replete with a “waterfall” styled center console housing an updated infotainment system. The HVAC vents are now vertically arranged, while carefully placed wood and brushed silver inserts compliment the all-black dashboard theme. The image also reveals the accommodating, large seats and the seven seat layout. Overall, things are looking eons ahead of the current generation, and certainly more plush.
The new Fortuner will be powered by Toyota’s new “GD” series of turbo-diesel engines – a 2.4-litre four-cylinder unit (2GD-FTV) cranking out 150 HP and 343 Nm of torque, and a 2.8-litre four-cylinder unit (1GD-FTV) good for 177 HP and 420 Nm/450 Nm of torque – along with a 2.7-litre four-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine will develop 122 HP and 245 Nm of torque.
Spawned across six variants, the new Fortuner will benefit from 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions, along with all-wheel drive. More details here.