Toyota today revealed the new Fortuner in Australia with a launch date set for the end of October. However, the SUV will arrive in India next year - at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Toyota will now offer the Fortuner in Australia with its new 2.8-litre direct-injection 4-cylinder turbo-diesel unit.
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As far as transmission options on the new Toyota Fortuner are concerned, it will get a choice of a new 6-speed manual along with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox features 'intelligent' technology that promises smoother shifting by matching engine speed to transmission speed. The SUV also sports a part-time 4x4 system that can be accessed via a dial.
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To be offered in 3 grades, namely, GX, GXL and Crusade, which will come fitted with trailer sway control, front and rear air-conditioning, large touchscreen audio displays, Toyota Link connected mobility, side steps, 17 or 18-inch wheels, disc brakes front and rear, and an air-conditioned compartment that helps keep drinks and food warm or cold.
While roof rails, fog-lamps, reverse parking sensors, keyless smart entry and start, and downhill assist control have been reserved for the GXL and Crusade trims, bi-LED head-lamps and LED daytime running lamps, a power back door and 18-inch alloys with highway tyres are available only on the Crusade grade.
New Toyota Fortuner Specs:
Length - 4795mm
Width - 1855mm
Height - 1835mm
Wheelbase - 2745mm
Running clearance - 225mm
Engine type - Turbo-diesel
Displacement - 2755cc
Power - 174bhp
Torque - 420Nm (Manual)/ 450Nm (AT)
Transmissions - 6-speed manual/ 6-speed automatic
Fuel System - High-pressure direct injection
4x4 System - Part-time
Front Suspension - Double wishbone, stabiliser bar
Rear Suspension - 5-link, coil springs, stabiliser bar
Fuel Tank - 80 litres
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