The Toyota Fortuner is on of India’s most favourite SUVs. It was first launched in 2010 and since then it has been selling in good numbers. It was more expensive than most SUVs  during that time, however, the Fortuner was soon to become an aspirational vehicle for many. The looks of this SUV was intimidating. It was big, powerful and spacious. Despite the size and powerful engine, the maintenance cost was not too high. This fact holds true even today.

The new generation Toyota Fortuner was launched in 2016 and it became another success story. The SUV had become more premium and came with many new features. Space was also a USP over its competitors. The 2018 Toyota Fortuner is here now and it comes with subtle changes. It gets subtle upgrades and they are not many. There is also a TRD Sportivo variant available. How is the Toyota Fortuner 2018?  Is it better than competition? Read further to know more.

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Price in India

2018 Fortuner VariantsPrice
4×2 MT Petrol₹ 25.71 lakhs
4×2 AT Petrol₹ 27.35 lakhs
4×2 MT Diesel₹ 27.27 lakhs
4×4 MT Diesel₹ 29.71 lakhs
4×2 AT Diesel₹ 29.53 lakhs
4×4 AT Diesel₹ 31.48 lakhs
TRD Sportivo₹ 31.02 lakhs

 

The price of this SUV has not changed much. The petrol comes in two variants, manual and automatic. However, the diesel comes with five variants, manual 4×2, manual 4×4, automatic 4×2, automatic 4×4 and the new TRD Sportivo also. The 4×4 automatic is the most expensive variant of the lot. The Toyota Fortuner 2018 has the new Sportivo variant also, this is the new addition. 

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Toyota Fortuner 2018 Interior

The cabin design is all new. It has black interiors with stylish looking dashboard. The instrument cluster is easy to read. The centre console has AC vents, touchscreen system and climate control also. The front row seats are large and comfortable.

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 interior

The second row of Toyota Fortuner 2018 is spacious and provides good comfort. These seats can slide as well as recline. The AC vents for the second and third row are mounted of the roof. The third row seats are also the reclining type. These are comfortable for tall passengers too, when the second row seats slide forward. There are seven airbags, ABS with EBD and security. There is brake assist, hill start assist control, vehicle stability control, emergency stop signal, reverse camera and even trailer sway control.

The other features include 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multi-functional steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic climate control and electrically adjustable door mirrors with power folding function.a

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Top Model 

The Fortuner 2018 gets a new top model. This is the new TRD Sportivo variant. There are cosmetic changes on this new variant and it even has good enough performance. The design looks contemporary and is stylish.  The interiors also are swanky. They are a lot more practical and offer proper seven seats too. Toyota Fortuner 2018 is a proper seven-seater that has good space in the third row for adults.

The Fortuner 2018 has a sleek exterior. The fascia is sharp resembling a Ninja. The headlamps are sleek, they offer Bi-LED projector lamps and even daytime running LEDs, The front grille is large and it looks cool. The side profile also looks sharp. The rear has the same finesse of the front, with similar styled tail lamps. There shall be 18-inch tyres offered on higher end variants.

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On the inside too, the dash board is all new. An all new centre console and more importantly it looks different from the Innova Crysta. There are seven airbags this time, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, hill assist etc. There are two engines on offer on the new Fortuner 2018, and they come with two transmission options as well.

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Toyota Fortuner 2018 Top Model

The top end variant of the Fortuner 2018 comes loaded with a lot of features. This is the 2.8 Diesel 4X4 AT variant. It comes with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP, traction control, touchscreen display, leather/wood steering wheel and leather upholstery. It also has 4WD and an automatic transmission.

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Specifications

Engine2.7-litre petrol2.8-litre diesel
Power163bhp174bhp
Torque245Nm450Nm
Transmission6-speed manual/automatic

The petrol version of the Fortuner comes with a 2.7-litre engine. This is offered with six-speed manual and automatic options. This is a smooth and quiet engine. It is the best pick if your driving is limited. Also, it is extremely quiet on the highways, and a comfortable cruiser.

The 2.8-litre diesel engine is offered with manual, automatic and even 4×2 and 4×4 options. This engine is major selling option. It churns good amount of power and torque. It has good performance and drivability too. The 4×4 comes on the fly this time, as it is electronic switch this time.

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Toyota Fortuner 2018 Model Dimensions

Length

4,795 mm

Width

1,855 mm

Height

1,835 mm

Wheelbase

2,745 mm

Ground Clearance

225 mm

Fuel Tank Capacity

80 litres

Seating Capacity

7 passengers

 

In terms of dimensions, the new Fortuner 2018 has been built on the body-on-frame structure. The 2018 Fortuner is about 90mm longer, 15mm wide and taller than the previous-gen Fortuner. The SUV has a length of 4,795mm, width is 1,855mm and height is 1,835mm. The ground clearance is 225mm and it good enough to off-road too. The fuel tank is massive with about 80 litres. Making it good enough for long trips.

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Toyota Fortuner 2018 Mileage

Toyota Fortuner 2018

Petrol Diesel

Manual

10 km/l11 km/l

Automatic

9 km/l10.5 km/l

In terms of fuel-efficiency there will not be a major change. The petrol engine will return close to 10 km/l in the city, 9 km/l for the automatic. The 2018 Fortuner 2.8 diesel manual has about 11km/l and the automatic returns close to 10.5km/l. These figures are in real driving conditions and their claimed mileage will vary.

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Toyota Fortuner 2018 Colours

In terms of colours, the Fortuner 2018 has seven colours on offer. These are Super White, Attitude black, Avant-garde bronze, White pearl crystal shine, Silver metallic and Phantom brown.

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Suspension system

The suspension on the Fortuner 2018 has double wishbone, stabiliser bar at the front and even the 5-arm coil spring stabiliser bar at the rear. The suspension is a lot more composed improving the ride quality to a great extent.

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Key Features

  • Touchscreen system
  • e-drive and 4WD with high and low range
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Electric tail gate release
  • 8-way electric adjustable driver’s seat

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Competition

There are several competing SUVs in this segment. This includes the Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Isuzu MUX, Volkswagen Tiguan and even the Skoda Kodiaq.

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Safety features

  • Hill assist
  • Child restraint system
  • 7 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Speed auto lock

Toyota Fortuner 2018 Exterior

The new-gen Toyota Fortuner 2018 does look radical. It has a lot of elements on it that make it look stylish and new. The previous-generation Fortuner looked bulky and had good road presence. This one is sleek, with a small front grille, stylish looking headlamps and round fog lamps. The bonnet is also flat and this makes it look at the corners. The glass area is less also.

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There are 18-inch wheels on offer. The side profile looks sporty. It has a hump on the rear. The rear also has the same sleek tail lamps also. This is a continuation of the front styling. The TRD Sportivo comes with a different front grille, lower grille cover and alloy wheels too. There is also the blacked out roof and pillars and TRD inspired exterior accents.

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  • Very good review what is the mileage of the all new fortuner

  • HI DivyaPrasad
    Diesel is more apt, as you will have better resale. Hence the sales person was selling it. Plus, they will not have the stock of petrol and some extra stock of the colour he wants you to buy.

  • Hi, I am planing to buy a new Toyota Fortuner by April 2018. But I have some doubts and questions, which are as follows :-
    1. I did a test drive of the suv which was a diesel engine, but i felt like some kind of jerking while driving the Demo car of the showroom. The sales man was forcing us to buy the diesel engine, where as we prefer to buy a petrol engine as we will drive mostly in city and wont be using it for off road purpose. What is your opinion and which one will be more comfortable for driving, the diesel or petrol.
    2. If I am buying the car on April, I am afraid, whether I will be getting the SUV manufactured in the year 2018 or else they will give the suv of year 2017. How can i check the year of manufacture.
    3. The colour which the salesman was forcing us to take was phantom brown. we agreed for that but the thing was there was no display of that colour and we are scared how it will look actually. Is there any chance of seeing the colour physically before ordering.
    4. We had the test drive from Kerala, Amana Kannur district.