The upcoming Next-Gen Fortuner has been the talk of the town for a long time now. Expected to be unveiled next week, the muscular SUV gets a master transformation from the hands of Toyota’s R&D team. Days before the launch, spyshots of the SUV have been doing rounds on the web.
Folks at Carscoops have leaked fully uncamouflaged spy shots of the vehicle which reveal a Mitsubishi resembling look which transforms the next gen SUV to a more contemporary design lay out. The front nose gets a chrome plated grille which is also outlined on the sides with chrome. Even the fog lamps get chrome lined housing. The swept back head lamps continue to carry projectors with possible daytime running LEDs.
The rear profile gets LED tail light units with a chrome strip joining them. The spare tire though is seen peeking out of a rather awkward position, under the rear bumper. The spoiler has grown and incorporates a rather mature look. The aerodynamically sharp front design looks muscular and there is a definite resemblance with the curves seen in their bigger Prado family. Bulky wheel arches are surely being missed though.
On the inside, the three row layout is preceded by a smart looking dashboard with a neat layout. The infotainment system appears to be a touch screen unit while the four spoke steering wheel gets a hosts of control embedded on it. The chrome garnish near the air con vents and central instrumentation console does lend it a sober look which gets further complemented with inserts.
Powering the car will be a new set of engines from the GD family. The 2.4 litre diesel produces 150 PS of power and 343 Nm of torque while the bigger 2.8 litre unit churns out 177 Ps of power and 450 Nm of torque.
In India, Toyota is expected to showcase the SUV at the Auto Expo 2016, and a launch sometime thereafter…