The hefty and muscular SUV from Toyota has got a new 5-speed automatic transmission to make it mightier. The company launched the SUV with this new transmission on 16th January 2013. The 5-speed auto version of Toyota Fortuner will have its price in the range Rs 22 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. The company has also decided to roll out TRD Sportivo Version of Fortuner as a regular model. This model along with Etios Liva got the sporty trims in October 2012. But the auto maker launched these cars as limited edition models then.
Speaking about the new automatic version of Fortuner, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Marketing and Commercial, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Further adding to Fortuner's strength of unmatched road presence and luxury, we have now introduced the five-speed automatic transmission. The five-speed AT will further add to the drive quality and comfort.” He further spoke about the TRD Sportivo version of the bulky SUV and said, “Looking at the overwhelming response and its popularity, we have now regularised this grade for all those looking for a unique sporty image. The bookings will open starting January 18, 2013.”
Toyota Fortuner has a 3.0 L diesel motor which growls with 171 PS of power and 343 Nm of torque. It also has some premium features like automatic climate control AC with dedicated blowers for 2nd and 3rd row seats and touch screen display for audio system.