Toyota has silently launched the BS-6 update of the Fortuner. Prices remain almost the same as the BS-4 version of the car.
It is just a month and a few more days left for the BS-6 emission norms to kick in. The manufacturers are updating their lineup with BS-6 compliant engine and new price tags. Toyota has also updated its Fortuner with the BS-6 engine, and the SUV is silently launched at a starting price of Rs. 28.18 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-end variant of the SUV is, however, priced at Rs. 33.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). With the BS-6 update, Fortuner is the first SUV in its class to comply with the upcoming emission standard.
BS6 Toyota Fortuner launched, prices start at Rs. 28.18 lakhs.
Toyota will continue to offer the SUV with 2-different engine options, a 2.7L petrol and 2.8L diesel as seen on the BS-4 car. The petrol unit belts out 166PS of peak power and a healthy 254Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, produces 177PS and a healthy 420Nm of peak torque with the manual transmission. With the automatic transmission, the oil burner comes in a different state of tune, producing 450Nm as its peak torque output. The car is launched in a total of 6 variants. There are 2 petrol and 4 diesel variants on offer. The petrol variants do get the optional automatic transmission but miss out on a 4X4 drivetrain. The diesel variants are offered with all possible permutations of drivetrain and gearbox options.
With the BS-6 update, it is expected to carve a higher sales figure than what Toyota managed to register last month. Last month, Toyota could only sell 228 units of the Fortuner, however, the manufacturer sold 1649 units of the SUV in January 2019. Ford Endeavour, which happens to be the key rival of Toyota Fortuner is also on its way to retain a 2.0L ‘Panther’ turbo-diesel engine. The Panther engine will replace the 4-cylinder 2.2L turbo-diesel engine, while the 3.2L 5-cylinder turbo-diesel engine will be retained in a BS-6 avatar.