The upcoming Toyota Fortuner Sportivo edition has been spied. The Sportivo edition will get some cosmetic upgrades to make the Fortuner more attractive. This is to woo buyers during the festive season. The Sportivo edition includes

  • Blackened front grille
  • TRD Sportivo branded body decals
  • Badge at the rear
  • Red stitching on steering wheel
  • Red stitching on seats

The company is also updating the Toyota Fortuner 2017 with more features. The added features shall be across the board. The company will be updating the Innova Crysta, Innova Touring Sport and the Fortuner with some more features to make it upto the mark against the competition. These features are:

4×4 and 4×2 Diesel:

  • Normal Fog Lamps to LEDs (Even petrol engine gets them)
  • Idle Start and Stop (Automatic only)
  • Fortuner TRD Sportivo Kit (only 4×2 AT)

Toyota Fortuner has been the best-seller in its segment by a mile and it will continue to be as there aren’t many strong players in this segment. To begin with, the new Fortuner has appealing exterior design and it looks modern and new. At the same time, there are several new design elements that make it look new. The interiors are also all new making it look appealing and fresh. There are multiple new features that have been made available on the new SUV. Toyota has been working on the quality, and premium-ness of this SUV.

There are two engine options on offer on this new SUV. There is a 2.7-litre petrol engine that comes with five-speed manual and automatic options. Other than this, there is also a 2.8-litre diesel engine that has both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions as well. These are all new engines and the Japanese automaker should even get the 2.4-litre diesel engine on it in the near future. Toyota is offering just one variant on the Fortuner 2017 and this comes with different engine options and drivetrain modes. There is 4×2 on all petrols and automatics, while the manual diesel has 4×2 and 4×4 options. The difference in price is only for the engine size and transmissions.

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Toyota Fortuner 2017 Price in India

VariantPrice (on-road, Delhi)
Petrol 2.7INR 29.88 lakhs
Petrol 2.7 ATINR 31.82 lakhs
Diesel 2.8 4×2INR 32.68 lakhs
Diesel 2.8 4×4INR 34.6 lakhs
Diesel 2.8 4×2 ATINR 35.67 lakhs
Diesel 2.8 4×4 ATINR 36.93 lakhs

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Toyota Fortuner 2017 Specifications

Engine2.4-litre/2.8-litre
Power147 bhp/ 172 bhp
Transmission343 Nm/ 360Nm
Transmission6-speed manual and auto
Live axle4×2/ 4×4

 


Toyota Fortuner 2017 Dimensions

Length4,795 mm
Width1,855 mm
Wheelbase1,835 mm
Wheelbase2,745 mm
Fuel Tank80 lites
Ground Clearance225 mm

 

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Toyota Fortuner 2017 Features

Exterior 

  • New front grille
  • Sleek headlamps
  • LED taillamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Electric tailgate

Interior

  • New steering wheel
  • Touchscreen audio
  • Reverse camera
  • Navigation
  • Push button start
  • Leather upholstery

Safety

  • 7 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill assist
  • Descent control
  • Vehicle stability control
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Toyota Fortuner 2017 Exterior

The Toyota Fortuner 2017 looks aggressive. The front grille looks very stylish and the sleek headlamps melds well with it. The fog lamps are basic and round, but the way it has been chiselled, it adds on the glam factor that goes missing otherwise. The Toyota Fortuner 2017 has road presence just like the previous one. This is a sharp looking SUV.

The tail lamps of the Toyota Fortuner 2017 are also sleek and carry forward the same theme at the rear too. The rear spoiler is well integrated in the design. There are aero fins on the tail lamps. The 4×2 models get 17-inch tyres and the 4×4 has 18-inch. This is what makes it look different. With the 17-inch wheels, the tyre seems to leave out some empty space, making it look smaller in size.

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The same aggressive and sporty design carries on to the rear. The tail lamps are sleek and LED. There is an integrated spoiler that makes this SUV look large.

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Toyota Fortuner 2017 Interior

The interiors on the Toyota Fortuner 2017 are all new. They have an upmarket and premium feel. The quality wasn’t ever bad on the Fortuner, just that the feel of the materials wasn’t appealing. The new steering wheel of the Toyota Fortuner 2017 feels good to grip, there are twin dials on the instrument cluster. The centre console is simple made up a touchscreen system with AC controls, vents and shift on the go for 4×4 variants. In terms of features the Toyota Fortuner 2017 has a reverse camera, bluetooth connectivity, maps, push start and stop, leather upholstery, bi-beam headlamps and LEDs.

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In terms of space, there is no compromise on the Toyota Fortuner 2017. The front row has large seat and the space is just perfect. Driver’s seat has electric adjustment.  The second row has good space, comfortable seating however the head room is a bit tight. These seats slide and recline and there are AC vents on the roof. The third row, well if the front seats are moved ahead, there is decent knee room. The head room too is just fine. With all the rows raised, there isn’t much space in the boot. However, the third row folds flat as the seats move on the side. There is no electrically folding for these seats. The tail gate is electric.

Toyota Fortuner 2017 Safety Features

In terms of safety, Toyota Fortuner 2017 has seven airbags and ABS. It has hill assist control and descent assist control. Then there is vehicle stability control too. The previous Fortuner only had 2 airbags on offer. So, this is a major step forward in the right direction.

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New Toyota Fortuner 2016 interior


Toyota Fortuner 2017 Engines

The 2.7-litre petrol of the Toyota Fortuner 2017 has amazing refinement. The engine has decent power. The torque is linear and is a good engine for cruising. This engine is offered with a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission options. It only has a 4×2 variant. This engine is peppy and is a comfortable highway cruiser. One doesn’t needs to pick the diesel unless there is a lot of driving on the cards. The petrol engine will do the job well and it is a lot more affordable also.

The 2.8-litre diesel engine of the Toyota Fortuner 2017 will be the major seller. What is special is its performance. When the turbo kicks at about 1700rpm, there is more than sufficient torque to overtake. One major upgrade is the engine refinement. The cabin insulation and even engine noise has been reduced drastically.  The engine feels peppy and has more than sufficient power. This comes with six-speed manual and automatic transmission options. There are 4×2 and 4×4 variants on offer too. The manual version has iMT option too. This helps to match the engine revs improving the smoothness during shifts.  All the Fortuners even have two modes, Power and Eco. The iMT being the third on the diesel manual.

Toyota Fortuner 2017 Colours

Three of the favourite colours of the Fortuner are retained on the Toyota Fortuner 2017. These are white, silver and grey. We can even expect a black and brown as well. The brand is looking at enhancing the colour palette as it will attract those who are looking at plain jane colours and even getting some premium metallic colours too.


Toyota Fortuner 2017 Mileage

2.8 4×4 Manual10 km/l
2.8 4×2 Manual10.5 km/l
2.8 4×2 Auto10 km/l
2.8 4×4 Auto9.5 km/l
2.8 Auto8.5 km/l
2.7 Manual9.5 km/l
2.7 Auto8.5 km/l

 

The Fortuner might be lighter than before and the engines more efficient. But still, the vehicle is heavy and it has big engines. So, there is an increase in the mileage, but the gain isn’t very high. For a vehicle of this size, the fuel-efficiency is good enough.


Toyota Fortuner 2017 Competition

The Toyota Fortuner 2017 will be competing with the Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Santa Fe and the upcoming Nissan X-Trail. The Fortuner has bene the best seller and the company is looking at enhancing its sales with this new-generation.

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