Posted by: SREEJITH SREEKUMAR on Nov 14 2014
The interiors of this Toyota Fortuner model series are quite attractive with dual tone finished dashboard that is equipped with a few features like advanced instrument cluster, a 4-spoke steering wheel, AC vents and a large glove box with sun glass holder. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with leather upholstery and these are integrated with adjustable head restraints. The 2nd and 3rd row seats have sliding and reclining function, which helps in increasing boot volume. The driver seat comes with 6-way power adjustable function for added comfort.
The designers have done an excellent job with the exteriors of this stylish Toyota Fortuner model series. The overall body structure is aerodynamic and its frontage looks bold and aggressive. To begin with the side profile, it is designed with body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that ensure a superior grip on any road conditions. It also has black colored styling tape on the B-Pillar that adds to the classiness of this SUV. The rear end is designed with a body colored bumper, which houses a couple of reflectors. The expressive boot lid is designed with chrome strip and variant badging. Its sporty rear spoiler is fitted with a centrally located high mounted stop lamp.
This SUV is available with 3.0-litre diesel engine only. This turbocharged power plant is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows it to deliver a decent fuel economy. It has the ability to generate 9.25 Kmpl on the city roads. While under standard traffic conditions on the highways, it gives close to 13 Kmpl that is rather good in this segment. Its fuel tank capacity is 80 litres, which is perfect for planning longer journeys.
This SUV is incorporated with a 3.0-litre diesel engine, which comes with intercooled turbocharger. This four cylinder based mill can generate 168.6bhp at 3600rpm along with a maximum torque output of 343Nm between 1400 to 3400rpm which is quite good.
Toyota Fortuner is equipped with an efficient braking as well as suspension system that gives a trouble free and comfortable driving experience. The front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes while the rear ones are equipped with leading-trailing drum brakes. It is further assisted by anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution that avoids the vehicle from skidding in case of emergency braking. The suspension mechanism helps in minimizing the jerks caused on uneven roads and keeps it well balanced. This SUV is incorporated with a power assisted steering system that incorporates tilt adjustment function. It makes handling quite convenient while supporting a minimum turning radius of 5.9 meters.
Comfort & Convenience
The internal section of this sports utility vehicle has been fitted with a number of highly developed comfort features, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. This stylish SUV has a rear view camera along with a display that adds to the convenience of driver. Apart from these, it is equipped with a number of comfort features like power steering with tilt adjustable function, follow me home headlamps, puddle lamps on front doors, cargo area light, illuminated ignition key slot and window winding switches. All these features put together will ensure a memorable driving experience for all the passengers in this SUV. The company has given this SUV a lot of utility based aspects, which are cup and bottle holders, front seat back pockets, remote fuel lid opener and several other aspects.
What makes it better
The new Fortuner might be smaller than the Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero, but at the same time, it is much wider than both the rivals and this is what gives the Fortuner massive road presence.