Watch Stuck Toyota Fortuner Recover Itself from Sand Dunes

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 23/12/2020
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Recovering a vehicle which is stuck in deep sand is a tough job, but this Toyota Fortuner has made it look all easy. Take a look at this video here.

The Toyota Fortuner is among the most capable 4x4 ladder-frame SUVs that are currently on sale in the country. It is now sold in its second-gen avatar, which looks quite modern as well. However, the modern-ness has not come at the cost of reduced capabilities. While it looks posh from the outside, it continues to come equipped with the trusted and reliable 2.8L oil burner that channels the power to all four wheels of the SUV. Interestingly, it also has a low-range transfer case, and all of these credentials help it sail through almost everything you throw at it. Here’s a YouTube video from the channel of Anshuman Bishnoi where a Toyota Fortuner can be seen recovering itself while it got stuck in the sand dunes.

The Fortuner gets stuck in the dunes as it lands on a patch of wet sand. However, after shovelling out the sand a bit, the Fortuner could manage to recover itself from the situation. In such a case, using sand tracks for added traction or to reduce the chances of sinking the car in the soft sand is advisable. However, Fortuner managed to do so with its mid-range grunt.

The 2.8L oil burner of the Toyota Fortuner is designed to put out a peak power output of 177 PS and max torque of 450 Nm. There is a 2.7L petrol motor on offer too, which can develop peak power and torque outputs of 166 PS and 245 Nm, respectively. The petrol-manual variants of the Fortuner come mated to a 5-speed MT, while the diesel-manual trims come with a 6-speed stick shift gearbox. The automatic variants come mated to a 6-speed AT, irrespective of the engine option you choose to go with.


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Watch Stuck Toyota Fortuner Recover Itself from Sand Dunes

Toyota is planning to launch the Fortuner facelift in the country by early next year. It is already launched in the South-east Asian markets and gets a host of changes. In the facelifted avatar, the 2.8L oil burner is designed to put out a peak power output of 204 PS and max torque of 500 Nm. Also, the Legender trim of the Fortuner is likely to go on sale in the country with the introduction of the mid-cycle update.

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