Toyota is confirmed to launch the next generation update for the most popular SUV in the Indian Market, the Toyota Fortuner. Toyota also confirmed that the powertrain they’ll be using is the diesel paired with 48V mid-hybrid tech to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency.
So, the new Toyota Fortuner will feature big exterior changes like at the front it’ll get the semi-hexagon shape grille with three horizontal slats and new sharper looking LED headlights with thinner and sleeker looking LED DRLs with in the headlamp unit. The side profile will most likely look the same except it’ll sport new set of alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it’s likely the new Fortuner will get connected LED taillamps and new bumper design both the front and the rear.
Focusing on the interiors, it’s possible it will get slight change in dashboard design to accomodate a bigger 10.25-inch infotainment system, a much more thinner AC vents and it’s possible the instrument cluster would still be the same as before. In second row, Toyota could offer captain seats since a 6 or 7-STR option is going around many bigger SUVs.
Toyota had recently launched the mild-hybrid tech for Fortuner in South Africa. Toyota used a 48V mild-hybrid tech and paired it to a 2.8 L Diesel Engine. The system is designed to offer enhanced torque assist, smoother start/stop functions, regenerative braking, and up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency compared to diesel-only powertrains.