Introduced: Fortuner Leader Edition

Introduced: Fortuner Leader Edition

Among the most well-liked SUVs in its class is the Toyota Fortuner. Though it’s a costly SUV, it’s been a leader in the market for more than ten years. A Leader Edition version of the well-liked Fortuner has just been released by Toyota. Interested parties can reserve the new SUV through the official Toyota website or through any authorized Toyota dealership in India.

Commenting on the launch, Sabari Manohar, Vice President of Sales, Service, and Used Car Business at Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Their evolving preferences and desires for enhanced features and driving experiences motivate our relentless pursuit of excellence. The Fortuner Leader Edition is crafted to elevate its bold style statement with more add-on features while imparting an unparalleled sense of power and distinction. The Fortuner Leader Edition is a testament to Toyota’s resolute commitment to providing best-in-class offerings, leading the way with power and style.”

There are some aesthetic improvements made to the Leader Edition over the standard Fortuner. The Fortuner Leader Edition from Toyota comes with an external two-tone paint job. The SUV also gets alloy wheels with a blacked-out look. In addition, Toyota provides TPMS, front and rear bumper spoilers, wireless charging, and other features. There are three different roof colors available for the Toyota Fortuner Leader Edition: Silver Metallic, Platinum Pearl White, and Super White with a black roof.

In summary, the SUV has a more sportier appearance than the standard model. This particular Toyota Fortuner model is exclusively offered in 4×2 configuration and with a diesel engine. With this new Leader Edition edition, everything is same save from these recently added features.

There are gasoline and diesel engine options for the Toyota Fortuner. A 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine producing 500 Nm of peak torque and 201 Bhp powers the Leader Edition.

There is a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option for the SUV. The Toyota Fortuner has gained enormous popularity among SUV purchasers and off-road enthusiasts since its 2009 introduction.

You have seen a number of creative and outrageously styled Toyota Fortuner SUVs over the years. Toyota stated that its growth in FY23–24 was 48%. The Japanese automaker sold almost 2.65 lakh vehicles at this time, including the Innova Crysta and Fortuner models.

The Toyota Fortuner is an SUV that is available worldwide and in other markets. For the South African market, Toyota has announced a mild hybrid version of the Fortuner SUV. The 48V mild hybrid system known as Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology was initially installed in the Hilux pickup truck last year. It helps the engine run more efficiently by providing assistance. The mild hybrid technology is exclusive to the diesel variant.

They are still waiting for technologies like ADAS and a 360-degree camera that are available on the Fortuner international edition in India. You’ll have to wait and watch whether Toyota releases the diesel mild hybrid Fortuner in India.

Sanchita Patil

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