New 2016 Toyota Fortuner leaked inside out
These are the the newest set of leaked pics of the next-gen Toyota Fortuner. The current-generation Fortuner has been on sale in India from 2009 and this next-generation model will most likely debut here at the Auto Expo 2016.
As seen in the leaked images, the design language is now more in line with current-gen Toyota off-roaders sold internationally and the new Fortuner looks much sleeker. The overall profile still makes it look like a rugged SUV though. Unlike the earlier model though, the front styling of the next-gen Fortuner will not be based on the Hilux pickup truck (sold internationally).
Up front, the V-shaped twin-slat grille gets chrome surrounds on its borders and the Camry-like wraparound headlamps feature projector units. The front bumper comes with a broad chin that merges with the grille and at its corners sit vertical LED daytime-running lamps and round fog lamps. Moving on to the sides, the fenders are wide and the wheel arches are big enough to accommodate large, 12-spoke alloy wheels. The beltline is high and the windows are on the smaller side; a prominent kink on the glass-area just at the C-pillar gives it a unique look. The new Fortuner, like the current car, is expected to come with a floating D-pillar.
Like the current version, the new Fortuner is also based on Toyota’s Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle (IMV) platform that also underpins the Hilux pick-up truck and the Innova. This means it will continue to be based on a ladder-frame chassis. Our sources tell us that the new Fortuner will have more interior room, especially in the third row.
The current-generation Toyota Fortuner is sold globally with petrol and diesel engines. We expect them to be carried over in the new model with minor tweaks for better fuel efficiency and emissions.