Toyota Fortuner 2.5L launched: priced at INR 24.44 lakhs

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Toyota Fortuner 2.5 L TRD-Sportivo

Just a day after Toyota India launched their Fortuner 4×4 in Automatic guise, Japanese auto major went ahead and launched another variant of their best-selling SUV in India today. To be powered by a re-tuned version of the 2,494 cc engine from the Innova (as has been speculated widely before), the new Toyota Fortuner 2.5L starts at INR 24.44 lakhs*.

It is also to be noted that only TRD Sportivo kitted variants are available with the new engine (NO 4×4, but a choice of MT/AT  ). While the aforementioned price is for the the manual Fortuner 2.5L 4×2 MT TRD Sportivo, the automatic 2.5 L 4×2 AT TRD Sportivo variant costs INR 25.44 lakhs*. In its new guise, the Innova sourced motor makes 141.97 bhp at 3,400 rpm (168.59 bhp for the 3.0 L) and 343 Nm of torque between 1,600-2,800 rpm.

Related – New Car Launch 2015: Updated Toyota Innova and Fortuner 4×4 Automatic launched

Don’t start taking a peek at those savings yet, because these new ones are actually pricier than the base 3.0 L version, which retails at INR 24.26 lakhs*. With the TRD Sportivo kit, the 2.5L is dearer by INR 20,000, but we’re hoping a variant with the same engine sans the kit soon.

Feature wise, the Fortuner 2.5L misses out on:

  • Navigation system with voice Command
  • Cruise Control
  • HID headlights and headlamp washer (halogen headlights have to suffice).

What’s standard on Toyota Fortuner 2.5 L:

  • TRD Sportivo body-kit – Dual tone front grille, front and rear skirts, roof lip spoiler, TRD Sportivo badges, subtle body graphics and TRD Muffler cutter and alloy wheels.
  • Interiors- leather seat upholstery, leather steering wrap, wooden and silver trims, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, powered driver’s seat, music system with steering mounted controls, and gear-shift indicator for the AT.
  • Exterior body colors – Super White and Silver Metallic
  • Safety – ABS, dual airbags
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