New Toyota Fortuner Sales Cross 10,000 Units in Just Five Months
The new generation 2016 Toyota Fortuner features host of cosmetic and interior changes; gets powered by 2.8L diesel and 2.7L petrol engines We had uncovered at the beginning of this year that the 2016 Toyota Fortuner was patented for India and as we predicted the launch of the all-new version of the highly-popular Fortuner SUV had happened in November. Within two months of its market entry, over 10,000 orders were received according to the official statement from Toyota and now a total of over 10,000 units were delivered in just five months of its launch. New Toyota Fortuner Sales Cross 10,000 Units in Just Five Months.
It only underlines the enduring popularity of the premium SUV. The new-gen model comes with raft of mechanical and design revisions whilst being built on a new ladder frame chassis. The upgrade was due since 2009 and ever since Toyota imported a test vehicle for R&D purposes in 2015 the rumours surrounding its launch had come and gone.
The rise of the latest generation of its main rival Ford Endeavour launched in January 2016 could have put some pressure on the Toyota strategists in pre-poning the entry as Fortuner’s sale subsequently saw a 71 per cent dip a few months ago. Moreover, the new Fortuner was expected to rumble up the market share of Toyota which enjoys success in the premium space with Innova Crysta.
Advertisement As predicted, the new generation Toyota Fortuner has caused impact within just two weeks of its launch as over 5,400 bookings were registered along with more than 16,000 enquiries. Amidst the overwhelming response, Toyota is hoping to bring the waiting period down which is reportedly soared up to two months already and deliver the SUV to customers at the earliest. While the petrol versions are delivered soon, the diesel automatic variants are said to be demanding up to two months of waiting due to buyers’ affinity towards those models.
The seven-seater SUV has dynamic new approach to the exterior design which will be topped off by the premium interiors alongside a new line-up of engines as its people-carrier sibling, the new Innova. Here’s a lowdown of all the vital information you need to know about the new Fortuner that has set the premium SUV segment fiercely competitive again
2016 Toyota Fortuner Variants The new Fortuner was launched in six variants, with three two-wheel drive variants and three four-wheel drive variants. They are 4×2 MT, 4×2 AT, 4×2 MT, 4×2 AT, 4×4 MT and 4×4 AT.