Toyota Kirloskar Motors has been working hard to upgrade its entire line-up to comply with stringent BS6 emission norms before it kicks in post-April 2020. The Japanese car manufacturer has announced long back that the Etios family will be discontinued post-April 2020 due to low demand and recently launched Innova Crysta BS6 also ditched the 2.8L diesel engine to keep the costs in check. It was speculated that the 2.8L diesel might be discontinued from Fortuner too and it might get the smaller 2.4L diesel. However, the company has proved it to be wrong as the Toyota Fortuner BS6 has been launched in India and it continues to be powered by the 2.8L oil-burner and the best part is that there has been no price increment compared to BS4 Fortuner.
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For the BS6 Fortuner, Toyota has changed the variant suffixes, however, it doesn’t get any other mechanical or cosmetic changes except the fact that the engines are now BS6 compliant. It now gets a total of nine variants to choose from, which include 7 diesel-powered and 2 petrol-powered variants.
The 2020 Toyota Fortuner is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.8-litre diesel engine churning around 177bhp and 420Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also gets a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shifters that produces an additional 30Nm of torque. The diesel Fortuner continues to be available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations. The 2.7-litre petrol engine, on the other hand, gets only 2-wheel drive and produces 166bhp with 245Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
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Toyota has done a great job by offering the BS6 Fortuner at the price of BS4 one, at least for a time being. The Fortuner BS6 currently retails between Rs 28.18 lakhs to Rs 34.20 lakhs (all prices Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and continues to rival against the likes of Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X, and Skoda Kodiaq.