There is no doubt that Toyota Fortuner is a synonym for SUV in India. It is the most desired SUV in India. In the last decade, Toyota Fortuner has dominated long SUV segment and gave a very tough competition to its counterparts. The Japanese manufacturer is well known to make best-in-class cars all around the world. It is quite evident from their cars that they do not compromise with quality. Keeping its reputation, Toyota upgraded Fortuner this year. Toyota Fortuner 2020 retains its tag of being a powerful SUV in this price range. But the latest upgrade of the model gives a more premium feel to it.
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Toyota Fortuner 2020 Engine, transmission and performance
The diesel and petrol variant of the Fortuner comes with different size engines and with the different transmission system. The Petrol variant of Toyota Fortuner 2020 has a 2.7 L DOHC, 16 valves, 4 cylinders in-line engine mated with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed Automatic transmission. This combination puts 166 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque under the foot of the driver.
On the other side, the diesel variant owners will get a 2.8 L DOHC, 16 valves, 4 cylinders in-line engine which is slightly more powerful than its petrol variant. The diesel engine produces 177 horsepower with 420 Nm of torque. You can have Toyota Fortuner with 2WD and 4WD but 4WD is available with diesel engine only.
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Riding Comfort and Driving Assistance
The manual transmission of Toyota comes with intelligence Manual Transmission (iMT) which gives driver freedom from the clutch. Apart from iMT, the Japanese manufacturer is now offering other electronic features to assist the driver in difficult terrains. Toyota Fortuner 2020 is now loaded with driver assistance features like Active Traction control, Hill and Downhill Assist Control, Electronic drive control, Vehicle stability control, ABS with EBD and BA, and Eco and Power drive mode;
Let’s talk about luxury and comfort in Toyota Fortuner 2020
At this price range, the customer expects to get a car full of luxury and premium features. Ford Endeavor and Mahindra Alturas G4 both SUVs are full of world-class cabin features. But Toyota Fortuner always kept its luxury since its debut in the Indian market. The SUV is well known for its all-terrain and all-weather performance and now, it is equipped with world-class upholstery.
For the start, Toyota is now offering seats with a choice of two colours, Chamois and dark brown and seats are perforated. The driver and front passenger seats are power-adjustable. The whole cabin is wrapped in soft upholstery with metallic accents and woodgrain-patterned ornamentation. The leather finish around the dashboard is very pleasing and gives a premium look to the car. Heat rejection glasses keep the passenger cabin cooler. Some of the attention-grabbing interior features of Fortuner are:
- One-touch for easy ingress;
- Metallic Accents on the dashboard;
- Armrest with cup holders;
- 7.0″ infotainment with satellite navigation;
- Cooled upper glove box;
- Center console flanked by soft leather;
- 12 V Charging socket in each row;
- 7 SRS airbags;
- Rear AC control with Air vents in each row.
How much will it cost?
Toyota Fortuner Petrol
Base Price INR 28.66 Lakh
The petrol variant of the SUV starts at a price of INR 28.66 lakh with a manual transmission while its Automatic transmission version will cost you INR 30.25 lakh.
Toyota Fortuner Diesel
Base Price INR 30.67 lakh
The 2WD diesel variant of latest Fortuner 2020 will cost you INR 30.67 lakh. While 4WD variant will cost INR 32.64 lakh. For the Automatic transmission, you have to pay around INR 2 lakh.
Toyota Fortuner 2020 Accessories
The 2020 model of Toyota Fortuner comes with a plethora of upscale features. Still, Toyota offers a lot of accessories to equip with your vehicle. You can add front grill guard, front and rear under run, and chrome garnish to head and rear lamp to further improve your vehicle appearance. Apart from this, you can also add auto folding mirror, rear bumper step guard, side cladding and front fender mirror but front fender mirror is only available with selected colours.
For the interiors, Toyota does not offer many accessories because you will get most of the accessories as standard. But you can purchase a multi-terrain monitoring system which has 360 deg camera view and other features as well. Toyota offers an air purifier as after-sales accessory which comes as standard in other cars.