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2012 Toyota Fortuner: First Drive in India

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Most automobile manufacturers today have begun to give a similar family face across all models in its lineup. Toyota's siblings until recently looked different from each other but now even the Japanese manufacturer has decided to give their models a family treatment. That brings us to the SUV you're seeing here, it is the new Fortuner that will be soon be seen on Indian roads. When you look at it, the first noticeable change one will notice is the new front end. The new face looks fresh as it now gets sleeker looking headlamps with projector lights (now self levelling), headlamp washers, a new trapezoidal design three-tier front grille that's now seen in most Toyotas across the world and a sharper front bumper that also houses redesigned front fog lamps. The bonnet too has more prominent lines while the air scoop has got become slightly bigger. This new design gives the Fortuner a more car like look and is less butchy when compared to the present model (which may not be a good thing for an SUV). The front also has a resemblance to the bigger Landcruiser

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It is reat news to see Fortuner coming with an automatic 2WD option as it is most desirable for city driving.

And if the automatic is priced lower than current 4WD model then it's going to just make the waiting list go further upwards.

 

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In the Indian History, For the first time Toyota got its Styling department right.

Every element in this car looks great, beginning from its Chrome Headlamps with Projector element, Chrome ringed tail-lamps, Differentiated dashboard design elements from Innova & last but not the least an AT box.

Truly this Toyota deserves an Applause.

Hopes even half of it'll make in into Etios twins.

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When can we expect Toyota to launch this updated beast ?

I simply love the Toyota Fortuner' date=' the present version and this new one all the more.
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Alongwith New 2012 Innova, these are supposed to be launched at upcoming Auto Expo 2012.

You can see them on the road, Sooner than expected. smiley1.gif

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The 2012 Fortuner definitely looks a lot more upmarket than the 1st gen Fortuner, which just looked like a spruced up Innova inside. The interior on this new one would at least make the buyers see and feel on why they're paying a premium above the Innova, in terms of interior fit/finish/design/features and more.

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