Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has revealed that it has received over 5,000 bookings for the all-new Fortuner and Legender just within a month from their launch. The facelifted version of the Fortuner comes with a new powerful engine along with updated exteriors and interiors. The Legender trim which is equipped with additional features and sharp styling is being showcased as the most premium version of the Fortuner brand name till date.
Fortuner has been the segment leader since its launch in 2009 with a total sales of 1,70,000 units till date. Currently, Fortuner has over 53% of the market share in its segment and with the fresh launch, the numbers are expected to increase further. Toyota claims that Fortuner has been the unbeatable SUV among its rivals in terms of performance and riding comfort. The positive response of the customers towards the facelifted update accentuates the fact that Toyota has played its cards right with the new Fortuner and Legender. Toyota after-sales service support is renowned all across the world and it will no different this time as well. TKM has mentioned that the updates in the SUV has been developed purely based on the customer’s feedback which is evident from the overwhelming number of responses and enquiries received from the customers.
The new Fortuner is powered by two engine options, a 2.8-litre 4-cylinder diesel motor which cranks out 204 HP of power and 500 Nm of torque and a 2.7-litre petrol motor which makes 166 PS of power and 245 Nm of twisting force. For the gearbox, the customers will have two choices, either an automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. To improve the off-road capabilities Toyota has equipped the SUV with an Auto Limited Slip Differential (Auto-LSD), Variable Flow Control Power Steering and different driving modes. Lockable Differential comes only in the 4×4 trim which is best used in tricky off-road conditions.
Toyota has put on a generous sticker price for the Fortuner which starts at INR 28.98 lakhs and for the premium Legender offering, the price starts at INR 37.58 lakhs (ex-showroom, pan-India).