The Toyota Fortuner is a hugely capable off-roader, but it is an ability that it is rarely taken advantage of by its owner's, especially in India. Check out this video to see what the Fortuner is really capable of.
The Toyota Fortuner is the best selling SUV in the Rs 30-40 lakh category in India. Since its launch in 2009, it has become the de facto choice in the segment with its domineering presence, commanding driving position, multiple powertrain choices, and trademark Toyota-reliability. The second-generation Fortuner was launched back in 2016, and Toyota has just recently given the SUV a mid-life refresh which gives it updated engines, a slightly redesigned exterior and new features have been added to the interior. Today we came across this video of a Fortuner traversing through heavy snow.
The video has been uploaded by Dron-Dron on YouTube in which we can see this Toyota Fortuner being driven in heavy snow conditions in Russia. The snow at the location is knee-deep, and even the Fortuner’s wheels are barely visible. But being a pukka 4x4 with a low-range gearbox and a rear-locking differential, the Fortuner makes light work of the heavy snow and just started carving its own way. By the end of the video, the SUV has done a couple of laps around the snow and has carved out an oval track. Though in India only a select few owners take their Fortuners for off-roading, the video is a good representation of just how capable the Fortuner is when the going get tough.
The 2021 Toyota Fortuner is a mid-life facelift and gets an updated exterior with refreshed LED headlights and DRLs, a new larger grille, a different front bumper, new 18-inch alloy wheels and new sleeker LED taillights at the rear. The interior gets a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with inbuilt Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, 8-way adjustable and ventilated front seats and two new interior colour schemes.
Prices for the updated Toyota Fortuner range from Rs 29.98 lakh for the base rear-wheel-drive petrol and goes up to Rs 37.58 lakh for the new Fortuner Legender top variant. Do note all prices are ex-showroom. Powertrain choices include 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 that churns out max power and torque figures of 205 PS and 500 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.