Toyota Fortuner has always been a good full-sized SUV. It has been in its third generation, which was launched back in 2017. The sales of the Fortuner has been consistently increasing in progressive years since 2009. Now to make Fortuner even better proposition, Toyota has launched Fortuner in the BS6 avatar. Surprisingly, the Fortuner BS6 has no price hike over the BS4 variant.
Fortuner is known for its ruggedness and its off-road ability. It is been utilised for various purposes due to its versatility, it offers many luxury as well as an off-road features. Many of the SUV enthusiasts love the road presence of the Fortuner. Due to better resale value and its versatility, the SUV has hit the right spot in the market. Let’s see what all changes are made to the BS6 variant.
The exterior of the BS6 variant much or less remains the same. It retains the muscular styling and stance from the BS4 variant. It continues to get the diamond cut alloy wheels, LED DRL’s, and other exterior bits. The Fortuner BS6 is a body on frame SUV and offers massive 220 mm of ground clearance which makes it a truly an off-road SUV. All other design elements continue to be similar to the predecessor.
The SUV had already loaded with the premium features and continues to receive similar features in the BS6 model. The SUV is packed with the features like cruise control, parking sensors and rear camera, navigation system, smart access card entry, cooled glove box, voice control, paddle shifters, and much other modern techs. The upholstery is also upmarket and premium with leather seats, leather steering wheels, and other soft upholstery, it also gets wooden and metallic accents on the dashboard and door handles.
As the entire automotive industry is busy in transforming the BS4 models into BS6 before the deadline, April 1st of 2020. Toyota is silently joining the trend by updating their products into the BS6. The Toyota Fortuner BS6 possess the same engine options as the BS4 model but has tweaks of BS6 regulations. The Fortuner BS6 is offered with 2.8-litre diesel and 2.7-litre petrol engine options. The 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces around 175bhp and 420Nm peak torque. The engine is mated with the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.7-litre petrol produces around 164bhp max power and 245Nm peak torque. The engine is mated with a 5-speed manual and optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The drawback of the petrol Fortuner is that it is only available in rear-wheel drive.
Surprisingly, the price of the Toyota Fortuner BS6 is same as BS4 counterpart. The pricing starts at Rs 28.18 lakhs(ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 34.20 lakhs(ex-showroom). It is expected that the price is introductory and will hike sometime later. Fortuner is the only SUV in the segment with the BS6 update. It competes against Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MUX.