Evo India - - TOYOTA FORTUNER 4X4 AT -

THE TOY­OTA FOR­TUNER seems like the ob­vi­ous an­swer if you’re look­ing for a big butch seven-seater SUV for around `30 lakh. As far as big and butch go, there are few SUVs that can match the machismo of this Toy­ota SUV. There are three rows of seat­ing mak­ing this a gen­uine seven-seater (per­fect for typ­i­cally large In­dian fam­i­lies) and in its new avatar you also get a nice seven-inch in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with in­te­grated sat-nav, two en­gine op­tions – a 2.7-litre petrol en­gine and a 2.8-litre turbo diesel, two dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions – 4x2 and 4x4, and a choice of trans­mis­sions – 6-speed man­ual or auto for the diesel and 5-speed man­ual or 6-speed auto for the petrol. As a mat­ter of fact, the For­tuner pack­age was strong enough to be de­clared the SUV of the Year at the Times Auto Awards last year.

This talk of value and pack­age and all that how­ever is for a dif­fer­ent mag­a­zine. Here, we only delve into the real deal. An SUV must be able to tackle any kind of off-road sit­u­a­tion. Over here the SUV must prove its met­tle and earn its name. So can the Toy­ota For­tuner do that? Well, on pa­per the 4x4 Au­to­matic that we have here has ev­ery­thing it takes to tackle any kind of of­froad sit­u­a­tion that you can throw at it.

The For­tuner has a tough frame with ex­cep­tional tor­sional and bend­ing rigid­ity,

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.