The 2016 Toyota Fortuner will launch in India on the 7th of November and bookings have commenced for a price of INR 2 lakhs. Toyota’s main drive behind the introduction of new Fortuner is to fight the cut-throat battle with arch rival Ford Endeavour. The new Endeavour arrived in 2016 January and from then on it ruled the premium SUV market and in order to strengthen popularity Ford reduced the price of the car up to Rs 2.82 lakhs. Now Toyota’s vision is to out beat the fame value of new Endeavour and now what is exclusive about the new Fortuner, let us explore.

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If you are keen on buying the 2016 Fortuner, these are the five noteworthy features to take note of

Platform:

The superb new Fortuner is built on an innovative (TNGA) Toyota new-generation architecture platform. The advantage of this platform is it offers greater level of balance and safety to the car mainly because it is sturdier and lighter than the previous model and the ride quality and handling is improved as well.

Design:

The new Fortuner is going to look more exquisite than before covered in an all-new design, and it has new bumper with integrated reflectors, arty fog lights surrounded by glossy chrome and projector headlights with LED. There are some amazing changes on the rear as well adding a new creative look to the car and here there is a wraparound windscreen, new bumper and new tail light cluster fitted with sparkling LED lights and so on. The base models will have 17-inch steel wheels and the higher variants will have new 18-inch alloy wheels.

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Bigger dimension:

The new-generation Fortuner has a bigger dimension than its predecessor, it is 1,855mm wide, 4795mm long and 1835mm tall and its wheelbase measurement is 2,745mm. Toyota has engineered this car to offer greater ground-clearance value of 225mm and it is improved by 5mm.

New engine:

Toyota will launch the new 2016 Fortuner with new novel power-trains which is a 2.8-liter and 2.4-liter GD series diesel mills. These engines will be engineered with innovative (ESTEC) Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion and (VGT) variable geometry turbochargers technology. The combinations of new engines and lighter platform will enable 10% superior fuel-efficiency on new Fortuner compared to the present car. The expected mileage outcomes of the car on ideal city conditions and highways is 12kmpl and 14kmpl respectively.

Features and safety:

The new Fortuner is packed with amazing features; the biggest surprise is the seven-inch capacitive based touchscreen and this is linked to Toyota’s inventive T-Connect support. This system is also backed up with Aux-in support, USB, Bluetooth phone integration and DVD playback. The seven-inch touchscreen will have six highly powerful speakers and there is a shark-fin antenna as well. The classy looking instrument cluster is fitted with a bigger MID screen positioned between two dials that displays relevant information about fuel-consumptions as so on. The seats are covered in fine upholstery and there will be a potent climate control air conditioning system.

The 2016 Fortuner is going to be a safe car to drive in, it has all the possible basic and high-end security fittings to offer maximum occupant protection. An important point to remember is the car will have the shift on fly four-wheel drive system only and the automatic models will have paddle shifters behind steering wheel. The safety features present are downhill assist control, hill-start assist control, traction control, vehicle stability control, brake assist, electronic brake-force, anti-lock braking system and seven airbags.

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Features of the different variants of 2016 Fortuner:

The 2016 Fortuner is sold in three variants, GX, GXL and Crusade, these models are available with a choice of six-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission. Let us now browse through the features of all these variants:

2016 Fortuner GX:

The GX car is the base variant and it is packed with features, enabling a comfortable and convenient drive experience. The car has seventeen-inch steel wheels with robust all-terrain tires, body-colored door handles, projector halogen headlights, six-way adjustable driver seat, grand looking brown fabric seat upholstery, four-way adjustable seat, gearshift knob, urethane steering wheel and dot-type of multi-information display.

2016 Fortuner GXL

Along with GX features, the GXL model has a stunning 4.2-inch multi-function color display, intelligent manual transmission, paddle shifters, keyless smart entry and start, downhill assist control, fog lights, roof rails, chrome door handles, privacy glass, rear door trims and 17-inch alloy wheels covered in all-terrains tires.

2016 Fortuner Crusade:

Along with GXL features the Crusade car has eight-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, tail gate with memory function, LED daytime running lights, 220V accessory socket, digital audio broadcasting and radio, woodgrain cabin trims and automatic LED projector headlights with auto leveling feature.

The Indian spec 2016 Fortuner is sold in six royal and vibrant color options such as Nebula Blue, Phantom Brown, Graphite, Crystal Pearl, Eclipse Black, Silver Sky and Glacier White.

The 2016 Fortuner is an exciting new launch and this car has a better design, more resilient platform, new engines, plentiful interior features, world-class safety features and technology and good mileage. Toyota is going to introduce the car soon on the 7th of November and the good news is bookings for the 2016 Fortuner is open.

Exciting days are awaiting Toyota Fortuner 2016 enthusiasts, and the new Fortuner is a bigger surprise package than before. Every aspect of this mighty SUV is fantastic from the magnificent new exteriors, rich interior, advanced safety and superb engine power. An interesting topic of discussion is whether the 2016 Fortuner will out beat its arch rival Ford Endeavour? It will be interesting to witness the battle between these two majestic SUV’s post launch of new Fortuner. Apart from Endeavour the other fierce contenders are Chevrolet Trailblazer and Pajero Sport.

For people who are keen on buying the 2016 Fortuner, the arrival date is around the corner, so book your car now and very soon enjoy every incredible and powerful aspect of the car. The car is expected to cost more than Rs 30 lakhs.

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