Why the new Toyota Fortuner is a great car for its features!

Toyota launched the facelifted Fortuner at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi. The new Fortuner is just a cosmetic makeover with no changes in the mechanicals.

However, Toyota has introduced a more affordable 2WD variant and a 4-speed automatic variant of the 2WD variant. The new Fortuner is now available in a total of three variants, 2WD MT, 2WD AT and 4WD MT in the price range of Rs. 19.99 lakh to Rs. 20.99 lakh.

The face-lifted Fortuner is powered by a tried and tested 3-litre D-4D diesel engine that makes 170 bhp of power and 343 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant.

new toyota fortuner front photo

With regard to interiors, the top-end variant of the new Fortuner gets HID headlights, touch screen DVD system with Bluetooth and rear parking camera. Here, we take a look at the various features and gadgets offered on the Fortuner’s top-end variant.

Chrome rich exterior: At the front, the Fortuner gets a new radiator grille with thick horizontal chrome strips and a large bonnet scoop. The front bumper has been redesigned to give the SUV a more muscular appearance. The tail lamps too, have been revamped to go with the refreshed front.

Touch screen audio system: The central console of the Fortuner now features a new LCD touch screen DVD audio system that is connected to six speakers. The audio system has both USB and Aux-in ports. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity.

fortuner touch screen audio system photo

Steering mounted audio controls: The leather wrapped steering has neatly laid out switches to control the audio system, use Bluetooth and the multi-information display (MID).

new toyota fortuner gadgets and features

Automatic climate control: The automatic climate control helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside the cabin. In addition, the individual AC vents for second and third row passengers help in cooling the cabin quickly.

Rear camera: The rear camera gives a clear vision of objects behind the Fortuner. This facilitates parking, especially in city parking conditions.

Airbags and ABS: The Fortuner comes with safety features such as dual SRS Airbags at the front and ABS with BA (Brake Assist) that reduces the braking distance significantly.

new fortuner airbags and abs

Vehicle stability control: The Vehicle Stability Control feature has sensors that detect unwarranted steering wheel operation. Based on feedback from the sensors, this feature controls the engines output and braking at each wheel.