2015 Toyota Fortuner Indian version – 2.5-Litre Diesel & 3.0L 4×4 Automatic
Toyota has revealed its plans for the 2015 Fortuner. A new engine has been introduced and the other modifications are minor. This 4×4 automatic version of Fortuner would be offered in four trims- 4×2 Manual, 4×4 Manual, 4×4 Automatic and 4×2 Automatic. But the total number of variants is six, as each of the trims comes with two options- 3.0 liter engine and 2.5 liter diesel engine. The latter is available in manual as well as automatic gearbox. Both of these are 5-speed units.
The car is a rear wheel drive. Also, there is no 4WD variant by the company. The 2.5 liter 2494cc, 4-cylinder engine generates the power of 144 PS at 3400 RPM. 343 Nm torque is produced between 1600-2800 RPM. In this version, buyers have two options for body color, silver and white. It is offered with TRD (Toyota Racing Development). This provides a dual tone front grille, body stripes, dual tone front and rear bumper spoilers, TRD Sportivo badging, rear spoiler and also a muffler cutter. But the model is deprived of projector headlights, navigation system and cruise controls (on the AT). The 3.0 liter diesel engine gives a higher performance of 171 PS at 3600 RPM. The torque generated is 360 Nm between 1400-3200 RPM in case of automatic. As for the manual, this figure is 343 Nm. This version can be bought in seven shades- silver, black, super white, pearl white, grey, gold and the new bronze color.
The 4×4 version of Fortuner has an all black interior. The inside features voice assisted navigation and a touch-screen display along with DVD. In the exterior, the front fog lamps get a silver bezel, that impart a new look to the car. Other novel features are the 17 inch dark grey alloy wheels, smoke painted headlights and tail lights.