The India-bound 2016 Toyota Fortuner has gone through the Latin NCAP crash test and undoubtedly, this huge SUV has scored maximum i.e. 5-star safety rating. Well, this not the first time that an SUV has scored high in a crash test, and the South American car safety rating organisation state that the new generation Toyota Fortuner’s safety is similar to that of the new generation Toyota HiLux pick-up truck. In 2015, the Fortuner scored a 33.95 out of a total of 37 in the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), making a 5-star rating and a ‘Good’ remark.
The second generation Toyota Fortuner has also scored 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The Australia-spec 2016 Toyota Fortuner boasts of safety and driver assistance features like 3-point seat belts with Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR), 7 airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and reversing camera. While 7 airbags, Hill-start Assist Control and Emergency Stop Signal are some of the standard features.
Speaking of the engine lineup, the new Fortuner will most likely get 2.4-litre and 2.8-litres downsized diesel engines in India. the 2.4-litre diesel unit will be capable to crank out 150 HP of power and 343 Nm of torque, and the new 2.8-litre engine in reportedly two tunes – 177 HP and 420 Nm, and 177 HP and 450 Nm. Both manual and automatic transmissions are on offer.
Though, the crash test video is not out yet, but stay tuned, as we will get back to you with the crash video soon.