Japanese major, Toyota has updated its flagship SUV Fortuner in Thailand by extracting more power from its diesel mill.
The 3.0L mill now produces power output of 171hp and 360Nm of torque which is equal to a gain of 8hp and 17Nm over the earlier engine tune (which produced 163hp and 343Nm). Comparing these figures with the Indian version, there is not much to differentiate in terms of power output. Indian Fortuner produces 171PS of power and 343Nm of Torque.
Considering that Toyota get the Fortuner’s engine from Thailand, it could be expected that Indian version might also get an updated and more torquey engine. Toyota launched the Fortuner facelift in India at the 2012 Auto Expo held at Delhi.
However, the difference is that in Thailand Toyota offers Fortuner in 3 engine variants – 3.0L, 2.7L and 2.5L, whereas Indian only gets the bigger 3.0L mill. There were rumors of Indian Fortuner getting a smaller 2.5L mill but considering the fantastic per month sales performance of Fortuner in India we do not feel Toyota would be launching it anytime sooner.
Source: Bangkok Post