Toyota Fortuner is the best-selling vehicle in the segment, and it outsells the competitors by a considerable margin. The new-generation Toyota Fortuner looks quite good, and the 4X4 versions are no city-dwellers and can serious off-roading very well. Toyota Fortuner can do some fantastic stuff on the road including towing some heavy vehicles. Well, if needed, it can climb stairs for you too. Here is a video that shows the Toyota Fortuner soaring up the stairs effortlessly and gliding down back without breaking into a drop of sweat.
Toyota Fortuner on stairs
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The Toyota Fortuner shown in the video is in the stock form, which makes it even more interesting to watch. The SUV first goes down the stairs quite easily. It does break a tile or two on the stairs because these stairs are not meant for becoming SUV tracks but face no problem during the climb down. Even the front and rear overhangs of the SUV are at a safe distance from any contact by the stairs. The same happens when the Toyota Fortuner makes the ascending climb on the stairs.
In both cases, the Fortuner goes straight up and down without approaching the stairs at an angle. It shows how good the ground clearance and the break-over angle of the vehicle is. The Toyota Fortuner has done quite a few fantastic and unbelievable things off the road, which demonstrates the capability of the vehicle even more than climbing the stairs but it is something that is unseen and many believe that it cannot be done. the video shows that it is not complicated in a capable vehicle.
The all-new Toyota Fortuner was launched in the Indian market in 2016 and since then it has not left the top spot of the sales chart for a single month. The all-new Fortuner is available in both 4X2 and 4X4 forms. Both diesel and petrol engines are available with the 7-seater SUV. The petrol powered variants get the 2.7-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 164 Bhp at 5,200 rpm and a peak torque of 245 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It only gets the 4X2 layout and is offered with both manual and automatic transmission. The diesel variants of the Fortuner are powered by a 2.8-litre engine that churns out 174 Bhp – 420 Nm. The diesel variants are available with both 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain and both automatic and manual transmissions are available with the SUV. It gets a low-ratio transfer case too, which makes it even more capable in challenging situations.
The stair climb test of the Fortuner reveals a lot about its approach and departure angle. It gets a 29-degree approach angle and 25-degree departure angle. The angle represents the slop of the climb and the Toyota Fortuner is quite capable with the aforementioned angles. To compare, the current pre-facelifted version of the Ford Endeavour offers 21-degree approach angle and 29-degree departure angle. The Toyota Fortuner also gets the sophisticated A-TRAC system, which is quite useful during slippery situations.