The Toyota Fortuner comes with a very torquey engine to help pull its near 2.5 ton weight. The torque comes in handy when pulling things as well, as this video will help you visualize.
Since the Toyota Fortuner launched back in 2009, it has held the Rs 30 lakh SUV segment with an iron fist. For over a decade it has remained consistently the top seller and there are no signs of slowing down. Owners love the domineering presence, high driving position, torquey engines, feature-loaded variants, and the trademark Toyota reliability. The second-generation Fortuner was launched in India back in 2016 which featured a new design of the exterior and an updated interior, though dimensions remained roughly similar. The Rs 30 lakh SUV segment has seen increased competition over the past couple of years with the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour, and the recently launched MG Gloster, but the Fortuner remains the go-to-choice. And today we have this intriguing video for you featuring a Fortuner.
The video has been uploaded by scorpio._.lover on Instagram which shows a tug-of-war between a first-generation Toyota Fortuner and a tractor. Being a farm tool and used for working in rough terrain, you would expect the tractor would canter to the win. But that is underestimating the grunt the diesel engine in the Fortuner has. As soon as it starts the Fortuner uses its immense torque from its diesel engine and 4x4 traction to just pull tractor at a worrying rate. You can see the tractor’s wheels spinning and leaving skid marks on the tarmac but cannot overcome the deficit, and ends up losing handily.
Prices for the Toyota Fortuner range from Rs 28.66 lakh for the base rear-wheel-drive petrol and goes up to Rs 34.43 lakh for the flagship 4x4 diesel automatic, ex-showroom. As mentioned in their variant levels, the Fortuner has both petrol and diesel options. The petrol is a 2.7-litre N/A 4-pot engine which makes 165 PS/245 Nm of peak power and torque. The oil-burner is a 2.8-litre turbocharged unit which churns out max power and torque figures of 175 PS/450 Nm. Transmission options include a 5 or 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. The petrol versions are available in rear-wheel-drive variants only. The Fortuner also comes with a rear locking differential and a low-range transfer case for the 4x4 variants which makes it a very capable off-roader.