Indus Motor Company (IMC) is on the verge of introducing the Toyota Fortuner Diesel in Pakistan. The Fortuner has been around for quite some time now as IMC has been assembling the first generation of SUV since 2013 whereas in December 2016 it launched the second (current) generation.
Currently the Fortuner comes with a 2.7 liter 2TR-FE petrol engine in Pakistan, however IMC will now be bringing in the 2.8 liter 1GD-FTV engine. While both the engines are similar in terms of horsepower, it is the torque that makes a substantial difference as the diesel version churns out a staggering 420nm of torque compared to just 240nm of the petrol variant. The fuel economy of the diesel version is rated at 12km/l as compared to 8km/liter of the petrol version.
|Engine||Power hp||Torque Nm|
|2.8 L 1GD-FTV||177||420|
And it won’t just be a change in the engine as IMC will be offering a multitude of new features with the 2018 Fortuner. Exterior wise the changes are minimal as the new Fortuner will get silver colored side step covers instead of black, will have LED fog lamps instead of halogen units, side mirrors will come embedded with welcome lamp while the inclusion of smart entry system will be a huge bonus.
Interior will remain largely the same, however it will now have engine start/stop button, door courtesy lamps on all 4 doors, Vehicle Stability Control, Down-hill Assist Control, different Speedometer lights and most importantly the Power Back Door.
These additions are going to make the Fortuner an even attractive package for the SUV lovers. IMC is yet to reveal the official prices of the new Fortuner Diesel while formal launch of the vehicle is expected towards the end of this month. Further details will be updated as and when received, stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on the 2018 Toyota Fortuner Diesel launch.
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