Toyota Fortuner is one the most popular full size SUV in the country at the moment. Over the years it has created a fan base for itself because of its rugged looks, reliability and the cost of maintenance. It competes with cars like Ford Endeavor, Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu MU-X in the segment. Like other manufacturers in the country, Toyota is also working on updating their engines to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. As per an article posted on Team-Bhp, price for the upcoming BS6 version of the Toyota Fortuner has been leaked.
According to the leaked price list, BS6 version of the Toyota Fortuner will be priced at Rs 28.18 lakh ex-showroom for the petrol engine and Rs 30.19 lakh for the diesel one. Earlier there were rumours that Toyota will discontinue the 2.8 litre turbocharged diesel engine and bring in a 2.4 litre unit to keep the costs down. The leaked price list also takes off the cover on that rumour that Fortuner will get a smaller diesel engine.
It can be very clearly seen in the document that the diesel version of the Toyota BS6 version continues to get the 2.8 litre turbocharged engine. The diesel version is mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox and is available with both 4-wheel drive and 2 wheel drive system. The Petrol variant however gets a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox and is available in 2-wheel drive configurations.
It was earlier assumed that Fortuner BS6 will also get the same treatment that BS6 Innova Crysta got. Innova Crysta BS6 now gets a 2.4L turbocharged diesel engine instead of the 2.8L turbocharged BS4 one. The petrol variant continues to get the 2.7L inline 4 cylinder engine. Toyota is also working on a facelift for the Fortuner SUV. It was recently spotted testing under heavy camouflage in Thailand.
In terms of changes, facelifted Fortuner we can expect to see some minor changes like a restyled bumper, a new design for the headlamps, fog lamps and so on. It is not known when they will be launching the facelift of the popular SUV. Coming back to the BS6 Fortuner, prices for the petrol version start from 28.18 lakh and go up till Rs 29.92 lakh ex-showroom. The 2.8 litre BS6 diesel version is priced at Rs 30.19 and goes till Rs 34.10 lakh ex-showroom. (price leaked is from a dealer in Pimpri, Pune). As the price lists have already reached at the dealers, it is safe to assume that Toyota will be launching the BS6 Fortuner soon.