2016 Toyota Fortuner, which was originally designed using the classic “Toyota Hilux pick-up truck platform, ” is being currently rejuvenated into a world class Sports Utility Vehicle at Toyota’s assembly unit in Samut Prakran, Thailand. One should note that the current Toyota Fortuner model has been designed & developed primarily in Thailand with a collaborative effort from both Japanese & Thai automobile engineers. Also, it should be noted that the model is available in various trim versions including G Luxury & G that are diesel based rear wheel drive Models along with V that runs on both petrol & diesel. In addition to the above configurations there is an exclusive two wheel drive petrol variant which was released in 2007.
2016 Toyota Fortuner: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Toyota Fortuner has undergone slight modifications in its exterior design; however, one should note that it has remained relatively unchanged in dimensions compared to its preceding models. Major exterior additions to next generation Toyota Fortuner includes LED based DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), inbuilt fog lights, chrome plated mirrors, etc. It also has a characteristic front grille that has been designed in the shape of a trapezoid. Also, its massive rear end will feature trendy LED based lights in addition to newly installed 17 inch alloyed rim wheels. One should take note that, the model’s front end grille is made of a special metal which as anti-rusting properti
2016 Toyota Fortuner offers major changes in its interior layout. These include a newly installed black pallet or red colored accents lining the new cabin. Also, one should note that next generation Toyota Fortuner features the latest technology including updated infotainment systems, advanced Bluetooth connectivity, LCD touch screen module, etc. Other interior modifications include increased head room & seating space for added comfort.
2016 Toyota Fortuner: Engine and Specs
2016 Toyota Fortuner has been provided a range of power trains including a 3.0 liter unit that is capable of producing 163 HP power. Other power trains include a 160HP 2.7 liter unit and a 140 HP 2.5 liter unit. Also, one should note that the engine has been paired with a five speed manual or 4 speed automatic power transmission system that relays power to is rear wheels. Next generation Toyota Fortuna is being currently offered as a primary rear wheel driving model but will also have an optional four wheel drive module.
2016 Toyota Fortuner: Release Date and Price
2016 Toyota Fortuner is expected to make its debut in 2015 as a 2016 model. Its price is estimated to range from $ 30 000 to $ 35 000 which resembles the price of the current generation model. The model has been developed using Toyota’s newly developed “Global Architecture Platform” which resembles Volkswagen’s highly acclaimed “MQB platform”. Next generation Toyota Fortuner in its new platform employs an advanced ladder frame chassis that is comparatively lighter in weight in relation to its preceding models. Also, it is speculated to be relatively more durable & rugged in appearance than the traditional setup. It should also be note that other Toyota models including Innovo & Hilux.