Toyota India has announced that the 2016 Fortuner has received over 5400 bookings and more than 16,000 enquiries in just two weeks since its launch in the country. It is being learnt that the new SUV has a waiting period of nearly 2 months, while deliveries have started already. The company said that it is "now focusing on working towards delivering the product to the customers at the earliest possible." Toyota showcased the all-new Prius at the 'Toyota Caravan' event, while confirming that it would launch in the Indian market in January 2017.
Expressing his views on this remarkable milestone, Mr. N. Raja, Director & Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "We are overwhelmed with the response that the new Fortuner has garnered in just two weeks’ time since its launch. We have noticed a significant customer preference towards the automatic transmission and trying our best to deliver the product to the customer at the earliest so that they don’t have to wait too long." The 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV was launched in a price range of Rs. 25.92-31.12 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi) on November 7 in India. And, for the first time in the SUV's history, it was introduced with petrol powerplant as well.
"We are glad that the new Fortuner has been able to make such an impact even after the festive period is over. This reiterates the popularity of the Fortuner which has maintained its number one positioning in the segment ever since its launch in 2009. We whole heartedly thank our customers for their appreciation and their trust that they have placed on the brand as well as the product”, he concluded. Till date, over 1 Lakh units of the Fortuner SUV have been sold in the Indian market, while globally it is around 1.3 million. Toyota Fortuner challenges the likes of Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the country with dominance over the segment ever since its launch.