Expert Review of Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT TRD Sportivo
Toyota has just launched the modified and limited model of the Fortuner series in India. It comes both in manual as well as automatic transmissions. This Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT TRD Sportivo gets lot of cosmetic changes and improvements too. The exclusivity of this car is maintained by just launching 600 models in the market by Toyota up until December. Now as the name suggest, this of course has a sporty and trendy look. The car has been made more aerodynamic with new bumpers, and spoilers. Under the hood it comprise of the same engine of D-4D diesel with turbocharger. This variant also comes with automatic transmission which also has the luxury of cruise control. The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic doesn’t letdown in safety and comfort features too. The GOA body, SRS airbags, Shift lock system are some great safety features. The engine power as well as performance is truly great even surpassing some of the other SUV’s.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The fuel economy of Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic is also impressive as it can give about 9kmpl in city traffic and around 12kmpl on highways. The D-4D engine has been carefully crafted to meet the high end requirements and to give good fuel mileage also. Also the cruise control is very helpful in providing great fuel economy.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic comes in just 2 colors. Now the company says that this is to make the SUV more exclusive among others. The shades are Super White and Silver Mica Metallic.
Acceleration and Pick up
The engine of Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic is very responsive and powerful and with a little press on throttle it pick up at impressive speeds. The top speed of this SUV is claimed to reach above 185kmph. It takes less than 9 seconds to reach from 0kmph to 100kmph.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic has many new cosmetic changes on the outside. The 17inch alloy wheels are amazing and come with 10 spokes. Everything about the car is appealing let it be the chrome door handles or the roof rails or the side steps. The front headlamps are automatic HID headlamps and they come with a washer too. The outside rear view mirrors are body colored and electrically adjustable with side indicators too. The bonnet has been scooped up to give a dashing and bold SUV look. The front and rear bumper spoiler has been aerodynamically designed to get all the attention with exclusivity. The TRD Sportivo Emblem has been provided at the back for a unique look. Also the rear roof spoiler looks good.
Toyota has always been known by the quality of comfort and convenience that they put in each and every model of their cars. The most talked about and the best feature of the car is the Cruise control itself. The LCD touch screen audio player which has insane amount of connectivity options comes with 6 speakers onboard, enough to fulfill entertainment on the go. The audio player and Bluetooth controls have been mounted on the steering wheel. The dual auto A/C comes with rear switch and ceiling vents for 2nd and 3rd row. The leather with perforation seats not only looks good but provides great level of comfort. The 4 spoke leather wrapped steering wheel has a wood like finish and silver accents; also the gear lever knob is leather wrapped and has a wood like finish.
The Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic is the perfect definition of a SUV. This SUV’s overall length, width and height measures out to be 4705mm X 1840mm X 1850mm respectively. Both the front as well as rear treads measures out to be 1540mm. This SUV is a bit on heavy side with maximum kerb weight measuring out to be 1885kgs. The fuel tank capacity holds about 80litres of fuel. A total of seven people can very easily sit in this vehicle with sufficient legroom and head room.
Under the hood, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic possesses one of the very best engines out there. This engine is a power house which can deliver a lot of power output and excellent performance. This diesel engine is turbocharged which also supports inter cooling. The 16 valve double overhead camshaft mechanism works well and has 4 cylinders in line. The common rail type fuel supply system gives great fuel economy without disappointing the power and performance of the SUV. The maximum power output comes out to be 168.6bhp at the rate of 3600rpm and the maximum torque comes out to be 343Nm in the range between 1400 – 3400rpm. Plus the automatic transmission comes with cruise control, both of these perform flawlessly.
The 17inch alloy wheels are very good addition to this car. They give a minimum ground clearance of about 220mm. And the tyre type is 265/65 R17. The tyres of course are tubeless and radial ones. The wheels add up to the wheelbase of length 2750mm and provide a minimum turning diameter of about 11.2m.
Being a SUV, this vehicle is ready to handle the most extreme of the conditions that is put in its way so the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo 4X2 Automatic comes with a double wishbone as front suspension. And the rear suspension consists of a 4 link lateral rod. And this is a two wheel drive with automatic transmission.
Handling and Control
The handling and controls are also of good and unmatched quality. The front brake is the ventilated disc brakes and the rear brakes are the leading tailing drum type. The power steering comes with tilt steering column. This SUV is ready to go anywhere and is made to face the toughest of challengers put forward against it; they may be rocky road, or the plain terrain.
Build Quality is one of the most important feature which gives this car a masculine look.
Great power and performance.
This car has ample features enough to make any tech savvy fall in love with it.
This car is quite expensive when compared with other cars in same class.