The Much Awaited SUV from Toyota’s stable is all set to roll out in India. The Toyota Fortuner which has kept the Indian market waiting for quite sometime now would be screaming through the Indian terrain by this year end. This one would be the face lifted version which was recently launched in Malaysia & it would for sure be a treat to drive. Built on the IMV platform as the Innova & Hilux, it would be assembled in India at its Bidadi factory in Bangalore. This would result in an aggressive pricing to compete with CRV & the Captiva. It would be available in 2.7V Petrol & 2.5G Diesel variants. The petrol version would have 4-cylinder, in-line 16-valve, DOHC, VVT-i engine where-as the diesel one would have DOHC Turbo diesel. Both the variants would come with only auto transmission in its 2009 face lifted version.
Some of the key features would be:
1. New projector headlamps and fascia,
2. New rear lights
3. DVD Navigation system
4. Blue-tooth connectivity
5. New light sand interior
6. Electronic-adjustable driver seat,
7. Rear cool air conditioning from ceiling for second and third row
8. Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control
9. Electronic Brake Force Distribution with Brake Assist
10. All Wheel Drive (AWD)
11. Redesigned front grille and Headlamps lamps
Its being assembled in India. The pricing is the key factor & it is most likely to be in the range of 16 – 17 lakhs. If Toyota India succeeds with this pricing it would give Honda & Chevrolet run for its money. With Toyota’s known reliability & technology the new toyota fortuner 2009 is gonna create waves in the Indian market.
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