Take a look at this video where the new Toyota Fortuner facelift is put through the super-difficult moose test. Read here for interesting results.
Toyota Fortuner facelift has been recently launched in the Indian market. Along with the facelifted Fortuner, the Japanese carmaker has also launched the Fortuner Legender. With this update, Toyota has revamped the overall styling of this ladder-frame SUV and has also bumped up the power and torque outputs of the car. However, here's a video that showcases the dynamic potential of the Fortuner facelift. In this video, the host performs a 0-100 kmph acceleration test with the Toyota Fortuner along with a moose test in different driving modes.
The moose test is performed at a speed of 77 kmph. The host takes the Fortuner facelift through the experimental setup and swerves the steering wheel to follow the path. The first attempt is made in 2H mode with VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) activated, and Fortuner passes the test with flying colours. In the second attempt, the VDC is switched off. As a result, the Fortuner facelift’s tail slides a bit, but it manages to respond well to the steering input. The third attempt is made with VDC switched on and 4H engaged. This time around, a cone is put to test for its strength. However, we feel that it is because of the driver’s over-enthusiastic approach towards the test. The final attempt is made with 4H engaged and VDC switched off. Interestingly, the Fortuner facelift manages to pass the test with no drama.
Moving over to the 0-100 kmph acceleration test, the host makes a total of three attempts for every mode - Eco, Normal, and Sport. In the Eco mode, the Fortuner facelift takes 10.75 seconds, whereas the time reduces to 9.9 seconds and 9.74 seconds in Normal and Sport mode, respectively. These are pretty respectable figures for a vehicle of this size and weight, and, in fact, are even a step up from the pre-facelift model.
Toyota Fortuner facelift is offered with a total of 2 engine options - 2.7L petrol and 2.8L diesel. The petrol engine is a 4-cylinder naturally aspirated motor that puts out a rated power output of 167 PS and max torque of 245 Nm. The oil burner, on the other hand, is capable of dishing out a peak power output of 204 PS and max torque of 500 Nm. The gearbox options on the Toyota Fortuner facelift include a 6-speed manual unit and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Talking of the prices, the Fortuner facelift starts at Rs. 29.98 lakh and tops out at Rs. 37.58 lakh. It rivals with the likes of MG Gloster and Ford Endeavour.