Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner reaches 100,000-unit milestone in sales for India

On December 19, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Toyota’s subsidiary for the production and sales of automobiles in India, announced that sales of the Fortuner have reached the 100,000-unit mark.

The first-generation Fortuner was introduced to the Indian market in 2009. Developed as one of their Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicles (IMV) for emerging countries, the Fortuner has been a bestseller in its segment ever since.

The second-generation model was released in November 2016. It was launched as the SUV version of the all-new Hilux. The exterior measures at 4,795 x 1,855 x 1,835mm (length x width x height) and the wheelbase is 2,745mm long. For the new seven-seat Fortuner, Toyota aimed for more stylishness than its previous model.

The powertrain lineup features a 2.8-liter diesel engine and a 2.7-liter gasoline unit. The diesel engine comes available in either 2WD or 4WD while a 2WD system is offered for the gasoline engine.

In regards to the recent milestone-setting achievement, TKM’s Director and Senior VP (Sales and Marketing) N Raja said, “Reaching 100-million units in sales for the highly competitive premium SUV segment is a tremendous achievement.”

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)