Upcoming 2016 Toyota Fortuner’s variants and features leaked!

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Toyota will be launching its all-new 2016 Fortuner in Thailand on July 17, 2015. The Japanese carmaker will be bringing the SUV to our shores in 2016. However, variants and features of the yet-to-be-launched model have already surfaced on the interweb.

Toyota Fortuner Epic (1)

Image of the outgoing Toyota Fortuner used for illustration purpose only

For the new 2016 model, Toyota has made several changes to the SUV’s body-on-frame chassis, and spruced up the exterior and interior design, whilst also ramping up the luxurious appeal of the cabin. The 2016 Toyota Fortuner will also be offered with a new range of more efficient engines; these include two diesels and one petrol engine. There will also be a total of four variants and two transmission choices – a 6-speed manual (MT) and a 6-speed automatic (AT). The variants of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner include the 2.4G 4×2 6MT, 2.4V 4×2 6AT, 2.8V 4×2 6AT and a 2.8V 4×4 6AT. While the diesel models come in a variety of transmission and drive configurations, the petrol model only comes in one configuration, namely – 2.7V 4×2 6AT. It is clear that only the top-spec 2.8V diesel variant of the new-gen Toyota Fortuner will get the four-wheel drive system, while the rest of the pack will come in a rear-wheel drive configuration. The 6-speed manual transmission is apparently only offered on the entry-level diesel model, the rest get a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Toyota Fortuner Epic (1)

Image of the outgoing Toyota Fortuner used for illustration purpose only

The powerplant breakdown for the 2016 Toyota Fortuner are as follows:

  1. A 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that will make 150 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque.
  2. A 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor that will produce 177 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque.
  3. The same 2.8-litre mill will also be available in a more powerful guise. This time the ‘GD’ unit will crank out a meatier 450 Nm of torque, while the horsepower remains identical at 177 hp.
  4. The petrol engine is a 2.7-litre four-cylinder VVT-i unit will develop 122 horsepower and 245 Nm of twist.

Some of the features available on the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner include a Smart Key System with Keyless Entry, an engine Start/Stop Button, knee airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist (BA); Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system, Hill Assist Control (HAC) and an emergency light system, among others.

Note: The variants and features mentioned here are specific for the Thailand market; though some/all of these could trickle down to the India-bound model too.

Source – HeadLightMag

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