Toyota Fortuner is a luxury SUV that is quite popular in the Indian market. Toyota Fortuner competes with SUVs like Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster and Isuzu MU-X in the segment. Toyota Fortuner is one of the best selling SUV in the segment because just like any other Toyota, Fortuner is also known for its reliability and low cost of maintenance. Toyota Fortuner is a capable SUV and we have seen several videos of Toyota Fortuner being driven off-road. The SUV has ample amount of ground clearance and also comes with 4×4 as an option. Even though it is a 4×4 SUV, only a small portion of people actually utilize its capabilities. Here we have a video that shows how a Fortuner driver beats a traffic block like a boss.
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The video has been uploaded by SUV.is.Lion on their Instagram page. In this video a Toyota Fortuner is being driven on kerb to avoid a traffic block that has been caused by truck. It looks like the truck seen in the video was involved in an accident and had completely choked the road. There was a long queue of vehicles behind the Fortuner.
It looks like the Fortuner and other vehicles on that roads were stuck for quite some time. The driver then slowly drives towards the divider and makes use of Fortuner’s high ground clearance. He slowly drives the SUV to the divider and the front wheels was on the divider without any drama. As he starts driving forward, the rear wheels also come up on the divider. Front and rear wheels on right side were completely on the divider. Driver carefully drives it ahead avoiding the truck and crosses it. Once he came across, he brought back the Fortuner on road.
This is not something that only Fortuner could do. Any SUV with ample ground clearance and decent approach angle. Several videos of similar kind are available on the internet. It is a simple thing to do but, it isn’t advisable to do. If this is not done correctly, then it can damage suspension and steering parts of the SUV. It can also result in tearing the sidewall of the tyres. The driver seen here in the video approached the pavement of divider quite slowly which is actually a nice move. If you try to climb the divider while carrying some speed, chances of damaging the car are pretty high.
Toyota Fortuner is a popular SUV in off-road communities. We have seen several modified Toyota Fortuner SUVs in off-road videos in the past. Toyota launched the 2021 version of Fortuner in the market this year. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.7 litre petrol while the diesel version gets a 2.8 litre engine. Both petrol and diesel are available with manual and automatic gearbox option. Only the diesel version gets 4×4 as option. Toyota also launched Legender version of Fortuner which is a much more premium and sporty looking version of regular Fortuner.