When it comes to the full-size SUV segment Toyota Fortuner remains to be the undisputed segment leader. SUVs like Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster, and Mahindra Alturas G4 tried to compete with the Fortuner but did not succeed.

Toyota Fortuner Sales Figures

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The price of a brand new Toyota Fortuner starts at Rs 36.71lakh and the top-end variant is priced at Rs 51.45 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). In the premium, seven-seater SUV segment Tata Safari is a popular car with a base variant starting from Rs 18.41 lakh and a top-end variant priced at Rs 28.31 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). In October 2021 Toyota Fortuner sold 1,893 units while Tata Safari sold 1,735 units. Despite being at almost double the price of the Safari, the Toyota Fortuner managed to outsell the Safari. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why Toyota Fortuner outsells Tata Safari.

Toyota Fortuner Design and Looks

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The rugged and overwhelming looks of the Toyota Fortuner sets it apart from its competition. The SUV gets 18-inch wheels that enhance its overall looks. The Fortuner is equally well designed when it comes to the interiors. The SUV is a true seven-seater with enough space for adult occupants in the third row. Due to its stunning road presence, the Fortuner has been very popular amongst actors, businessmen, and politicians.


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One of the main reasons for Toyota’s popularity in India is its hassle-free maintenance. Toyota as a brand is also known for its long guarantee/ warranty periods. Genuine parts are easily available even after the warranty period expires for Toyota Fortuner. A normal support cost of Rs. 10,000 every year is all it requires. The SVU is built to keep going on for a long time without causing any trouble for its owners. Despite its large size, it is quite affordable to maintain.

Resale Value

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The build quality and the materials used for the Fortuner are simply amazing. A ladder-on frame chassis, 4×4 capability, AMT gearbox, and safety features make this SUV a good deal even in the used car market. A Fortuner that has done around 1,00,000km and nine to ten years old could cost you around Rs 15 lakh.

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