The 2016 Toyota Fortuner full-size SUV is the passenger carrying sibling of the Hilux Revo truck. This sport utility vehicle is derived from the innovative IMV platform, which is stiffer and lighter than the earlier generation model. It is also expected to come with the new chassis with some improvements in its front part and it is designed with the side crash structures, such as the Frame with Integrated Rigidity Mechanism for the enhanced collapse worthiness.
2016 Toyota Fortuner Changes
The new 2016 Toyota Fortuner is a mid-sized SUV that has definitely moved up in the market as evidenced by the overabundance of features that are filled into it. The completely loaded new Fortuner has redesigned LED headlights and daylight running lights, the increased 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels and fog lights to enhance the charm of the exterior of the new mid-size SUV. The mirror of the new vehicle is prepared from chrome metal.
The front guard will get a new arrangement and the point will now include intrinsic mist lights. In this new Fortrunner, additional signals will be named for every single side mirror, warning the driver if the threat had been exceptionally long. This full-size SUV has 7 seats (2-3-2 configuration). 2016 Toyota Fortuner towing capacity(braked) is 6,613 pounds/ 3,000kg (manual transmission) and 6,173 pounds / 2,800kg(automatic transmission), towing capacity(unbraked) is 1,650 pounds or 750 kg.
New Fortuner dimensions are: Length – 4795mm / 188.77 Inches, Width – 1855mm / 73.03 Inches, Height – 1835mm / 72.24 Inches, Wheelbase – 2745mm / 108.07 Inches.
Toyota Fortuner 2016 Interior
Though the new Toyota Fortuner interior looks like that of its forerunner, it is expected to boast a radical design alteration upfront. As far as the interior of the new generation vehicle is concerned, it is miles in advance of its predecessor in terms of appeal and design. Some of the standard interior features of the new Fortuner include:
Total of seven air bags
Trailer Sway Control
Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Keyless entry with the start/stop feature
The sedan-like dashboard has a fresh attraction and functionality, but it appears busy. The vehicle’s four-spoke steering wheel is equipped with an array of keys, with a simple instrument console. There is also quite a lot of storage space inside the cabin. The repetitiveness of the black dashboard is split by silver accents on the center console, steering wheel and gear lever surround.
Diesel engine, Specs
The new Toyota full size SUV is expected to come with three engine options as follows: The first option for now will be the 2.8-liter(2755cm3) turbo-diesel inline-four, and it is capable to offer the vehicle the required power of 174 horsepower 3,400 rpm and as much as 332 pound-feet of torque @ 1,600-2,400 rpm for automatic and 309 pound-feet of torque @ 1400-2600rpm for manual transmission.
The 2016 Toyota Fortuner engines are mated to the fine-tuned six-speed manual transmission or with the six speed automatic transmission to offer better performance and 10 to 30 % better fuel efficiency than its predecessor. From 0-60 mph it accelerate for 8 seconds with top speed of 125 mph. Fuel tank capacity is 21 gal. or 80 liters.
An optional alternative would be a 2.7-liter, I-4 petrol, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 200 HP and a torque of 250 Nm.
See also other models:
– 2015 Lexus LX 570
– 2016 Toyota Highlander
– 2015 Toyota RAV4
Price and release date
The mid-sized Toyota SUV release date is expected to be during the first or second quarter of 2016. It will be sold at a base price of $ 30.000 and it goes up to $ 60.000, according to the model and features opted.
Updated August 5, 2015