Toyota Fortuner SUV’s 4X4 AT variant launched in India

India’s largest selling premium 7 seat SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, is now available with a new, 4X4 Automatic variant. The SUV’s latest variant sits at the top of the Fortuner line up, serving to combine the go-anywhere ability of the 4X4 model with the convenience of a 5 speed automatic gearbox.The Fortuner 4X4 AT is priced at 26.59 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, which is about 2 lakh rupees higher than the manual transmission equipped 4X4 variant. In a while from now, the Fortuner is also expected to gain a new cut-price 2.5 liter D-4D diesel engined variant that will serve as the entry level model.

Toyota Fortuner SUV’s 4X4 AT variant launched in India
Toyota Fortuner 4X4 AT SUV


The 4X4 AT variant of the SUV retains the 3 liter-4 cylinder D-4D turbo diesel engine with a 168.5 Bhp peak power output and a 343 Nm peak torque output. While the Fortuner’s 3 liter motor may not be the most powerful or torquiest in its class, bomb proof reliability and ample performance has meant that the SUV equipped with this engine has managed to find enough takers year after year. In fact, the Fortuner outsells every other 7 seat luxury SUV in India many times over, and the latest variant is expected to bring a new set of buyers to the Toyota fold.

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Apart from the automatic transmission, Toyota has added smoked headlamps and satin surrounds for front fog lamps, and has revised the 17 inch alloy wheel design. An all-black dashboard and seats are the changes on the inside, doing away with the beige heavy look of the Fortuner’s lower variants. In terms of new features, navigation and voice recognition features have been added with steering mounted controls to operate them. These changes are meant to justify the 2 lakh rupee price premium that the Fortuner 4X4 AT carries over the 4X4 MT variant.


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