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Toyota Fortuner diesel variants to be discontinued?

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Toyota India has been in the news a lot lately. The Japanese brand recently announced prices for its Hyundai Creta rival, Urban Cruiser Hyryder. On the other hand, the brand also announced that it will stop taking bookings for the Innova Crysta diesel due to high demand.

Following this, there were also reports saying the brand had discontinued the MPV’s diesel version as it did not meet the BS6 emission requirements during the COP tests. However, a few days later, another report stated that Toyota could bring back the Innova Crysta diesel in 2023. Thus, it is safe to say there is a lot going on at Toyota in India.

Toyota Fortuner Diesel Bookings Halted

Now, after the Innova Crysta, it looks like Toyota has stopped accepting bookings for the Fortuner diesel as well. A few dealerships said that customers are still able to place bookings for the Fortuner diesel 4×2. Sales of the Fortuner petrol are also unaffected. However, Toyota has halted bookings for the Fortuner 4×4. 

The Fortuner is as popular as the Innova Crysta with customers, and most opt for the diesel variants. Though there is no official confirmation from Toyota’s end, like the Innova Crysta, it could be due to high demand. Sources suggest the Innova Crysta diesel will be available again from January 2023. Similarly, Toyota could resume bookings for the Fortuner diesel 4×4 around the same time as well.

Toyota Fortuner – Powertrain

The Fortuner is available with a petrol as well as a diesel engine option. The petrol version uses a 2,694cc 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC motor with Dual VVT-i. The petrol engine makes 166 PS at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Fortuner petrol is available with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

On the other hand, the diesel version uses a 2,755cc 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC motor with a Variable Nozzle Turbocharger. The Fortuner diesel is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Both manual and automatic make 204 PS of power. However, the manual diesel makes 420 Nm of torque, while the automatic makes 500 Nm.

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