Toyota’s First Ever Diesel Mild-Hybrid SUV Coming this Year!

This year will see the release of Toyota’s flagship SUV, the new Fortuner. Major improvements with numerous new designers and technological advancements are anticipated. This will be a fantastic addition to the full-size SUV market.

The All-New Toyota Fortuner

  • With a significant update, the new Toyota Fortuner is prepared to go on sale this year.
  • To increase active safety, this will be built on the TNGA-F platform and include Toyota’s safety suit.
  • Given that the new Fortuner will include all the newest technologies and features compared to the previous models in order to satisfy the needs of Fortuner enthusiasts, this might be a huge game changer for the Japanese automaker.

Design & styling:

  • A fresh design update for the New Fortuner is anticipated.
  • This may be enhanced with a new front bumper that features an upgraded projector arrangement and a new rear fascia that includes updated LED taillamp units.
  • To give it a sturdier look, this Fortuner variant might possibly get a new alloy design.
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  • It’s likely that the inside will feature a redesigned dashboard, lots of technology improvements, and plush leather upholstery.
  • This will improve the SUV’s elegance and overall look from the outside and inside.
  • Toyota might include Safety Sense (ADAS Tech) as an additional safety feature in the upcoming Fortuner.


  • In addition to the new Fortuner, Toyota will launch the all-new Diesel Mild-Hybrid Powertrain, the Japanese automaker’s first offering in the Indian market.
  • The 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine powering this prominent SUV is coupled to a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which boosts efficiency and performance overall.
  • Like the global Toyota Hilux, the engine can produce 550 Nm of peak torque, 201 BHP, and an extra 21 horsepower when combined with the electric motor.
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  • The existing 2.7-liter petrol engine, which produces 163.6 Bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque, as well as the non-hybrid 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine, which produces 201.15 Bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque, will be available for enthusiastic users.
  • The forthcoming Fortuner from Toyota may also feature gasoline-hybrid technology as an additional option.
  • As a result, the Fortuner would be the first full-size SUV equipped with a diesel mild hybrid.
Engine2.8-liter Turbocharged engine with a 48V Mild hybrid2.7-liter direct-injection DOHC Engine with 48V Mild Hybrid technology
DrivetrainRWD / AWDRWD
Power221 BHP166 BHP
Torque550 NM245 Nm
Transmission6 Speed MT/AT5: Speed Manual

Variant-wise pricing:

  • The ex-showroom price range for the New Fortuner lies between 35 and 55 lakhs.
  • Though exact models have not yet been revealed, the new Fortuner will be offered in RWD and 4×4 versions with a petrol & diesel-only engine and an AWD version with mild hybrid technology.

Here’s how the new Fortuner prices compare against all the rivals:

RivalsPrice Range (Ex Showroom)
Toyota Fortuner₹ 35.00 L – ₹ 55.00 L*
MG Gloster₹ 38.80 L – ₹ 43.87 L
Toyota Fortuner Legender₹ 43.66 L – ₹ 47.64 L
Jeep Meridian₹ 33.40 L – ₹ 39.46 L

Official Launch:

  • Later this year, we can expect Toyota to introduce its All-New Fortuner.
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