Toyota launched the Fortuner here back in 2009 and the demand for the SUV was such that the Japanese manufacturer had to shut down the bookings for a short interval. Fast forward to a decade ahead in 2019 and the demand of the Toyota Fortuner is still very strong. Despite having strong rivals like the Ford Endeavour and the Skoda Koidaq among others, the Fortuner is much ahead in terms of sales. However, the SUV is an expensive affair and even for the base model, one has to shell above Rs. 30 lakhs. But what if you could easily buy the SUV in less than the price of a top end Tata Nexon.
For the record, the Tata Nexon costs Rs. 10.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top end variant. For that amount, one could easily buy a used Toyota Fortuner in good condition. While it is true that the running and maintenance cost of a used Fortuner will be higher than the Tata Nexon, what you’ll get is a much bigger, luxurious, and powerful SUV. The road presence of the Fortuner is a further plus. The resale value of this SUV is quite good and you can sell it again at a good rate after you’re done with it. Let’s now check out five examples of used Toyota Fortuner SUVs that are available for less than the top end Tata Nexon.
1. 2012 model at Rs 9.60 lakhs in Ahmedabad
Starting off the list is this black Toyota Fortuner which is a 2012 model. It is the facelifted model of the Fortuner that the company launched late in 2012. Powered by the 3.0-litre diesel engine, it has a manual transmission and comes with a 4×4 drivetrain. It is currently with its third owner in Ahmedabad. As for the odometer readings, it shows that this black Toyota Fortuner has run a total of 1.31 lakhs km till date. As it has seen three owners in its life, such an odo reading is nothing extraordinary. Check out this Fortuner here.
2. 2016 Model at Rs 10 Lakhs in Ludhiana
The second one is this 2016 model finished in white, which also happens to be the most popular colour of the Fortuner in India. It is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel mill that comes mated to a manual transmission. The drivetrain on this Fortuner is 4×2, which means it is best to run it on the roads. Currently, it is in Ludhiana with its first owner and it has been driven for over 1.40 lakh km. Most of the Toyota Fortuners run for well over a lakh km in their lifetimes on an average and still come out strong due to the excellent build quality of Toyota. Check it out here.
3. 2011 Fortuner at Rs 8.82 lakhs!
The third example here today is another white Fortuner which is a 2011 model. It is powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine that is mated to a manual gearbox. The drivetrain, however, is 4×2 here which means it can’t be taken for weekend off-road rides. It is currently in Delhi and in possession of its second owner. As for the odometer readings, this Fortuner has run for a total of 90,240 km on the road. Compared to some other examples here, that is not much. Check out this Fortuner here.
4. 2011 Fortuner at Rs 9.55 lakhs!
Moving on, we have this black Toyota Fortuner which is a 2011 model. It gets powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine and comes equipped with a manual transmission. It is currently with its first owner only in Noida, which is a good thing as the car has not changed hands before. Talking about its odometer readings, this black Toyota Fortuner has run for a total of 87,000 km. Moreover, it comes with a 4×4 drivetrain which makes it fairly capable off the road too. Find it here.
5. 2009 model Fortuner at Rs 9.45 lakhs!
Finishing off the list is this cyan Toyota Fortuner, which is a welcome change from the sea of black and white Fortuner SUVs on our roads. It is a 2009 model, which is also the year when Toyota launched the Fortuner in India. It is powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine that comes mated to a manual transmission. It is currently with its second owner in the city of Ahmedabad. As for the odometer readings, it has been driven for a total of 1.70 lakh km. Given that it is a 2009 model, the 1.5 lakh km plus distance it has run for is quite understandable. Check it out here.