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Old 11th August 2009, 18:47   #466
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Sorry for the wrong link that's just another video showing the power of the HILUX
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Old 11th August 2009, 19:54   #467
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I see Scorpio not featuring anywhere. In terms of height I guess it will deserve to be highlighted in yellow. Is it because its not considered to be a SUV because its not long enough?
I didn't bring Scorpio into comparison because in my purely personal view, it wouldn't be considered in the same league as the other "big boys" in terms of sheer size and road presence. I've skipped Tucson also for the same reason.

Scorpio and Tucson fans kindly excuse though I would certainly agree that both are good compact vehicles in their own ways but would not make it to my shopping list if size and road presence is one of the criteria.

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Old 12th August 2009, 19:48   #468
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Thailand ad for the fortuner. Don't know the translation though, but the video is self explanatory.

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Yesterday I saw two of them at the yard in Nippon Toyota. Immediately called the sales guy, his reply was they haven't yet received the vehicle yet.
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"FORTUNER" OOOHH that pickup!!

I believe that most of us by this time now the fact that its nothing but the pickup Hilux + cabin.
Why should this fact come as a surprise/disappointment? Its a known fact that Toyota is leveraging IMV platform for 3 classes of vehicles - MPV (Innova), Pick-up truck (Hilux) and SUV (Fortuner) - isn't it?

In fact, if you add mid- and rear-cabins to single cabin hilux, it becomes a fortuner; you add rear-cabin to double-cabin hilux, it becomes a fortuner; or for that matter, remove all the cabins of an Innova, beat the metal into new shape, and no marks for guessing what will you get

Oh BTW, exteme and professional mods are capable of converting almost dead cars into monster trucks, this was still an alive and kicking pickup truck in the video before it went under the hammer

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Zeemmee, I got a video (also by Top Gear) on the Hilux. Check it out.





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The highly anticipated SUV [COLOR=#0000ff]Fortuner[/COLOR] according to Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director(Marketing) Toyota Kirloskar Motors, will be launched on the 24th next month. There have been plenty of speculations about its price, but we expect it to be priced in the Rs 18 lakh 19 lakh bracket.
The Indian Toyota Fortuner will be powered by a 3.0-Liter Common Rail Diesel engine (163hp, 35kgm), that drives all four wheels using a full-time four wheel drive system. A 2.7-liter VVT-i petrol engine might also be available.
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The highly anticipated SUV – [COLOR=#0000ff]Fortuner[/COLOR] according to Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director(Marketing) Toyota Kirloskar Motors, will be launched on the 24th next month. There have been plenty of speculations about its price, but we expect it to be priced in the Rs 18 lakh – 19 lakh bracket.
The Indian Toyota Fortuner will be powered by a 3.0-Liter Common Rail Diesel engine (163hp, 35kgm), that drives all four wheels using a full-time four wheel drive system. A 2.7-liter VVT-i petrol engine might also be available.
Source> Indian autos blog
Sorry, kindly read the launch date as 24th august.
 
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Today I just saw a Fortuner in Grey Color in the Toyota showroom yard but was unable to take the pics.I must say that the SUV has got gr8 road presence and If I had the moolah would have booked it right there.It's gonna be launched on 24th August,2009.
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Today I just saw a Fortuner in Grey Color in the Toyota showroom yard but was unable to take the pics.I must say that the SUV has got gr8 road presence and If I had the moolah would have booked it right there.It's gonna be launched on 24th August,2009.
No wonder, people who have seen it abroad (including me) are waiting for it for years to come. Those who can afford have already booked. Others (like me) are waiting for their savings to increase or prices to fall (no offence to others, it was about me)
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Today I just saw a Fortuner in Grey Color in the Toyota showroom yard but was unable to take the pics.I must say that the SUV has got gr8 road presence and If I had the moolah would have booked it right there.It's gonna be launched on 24th August,2009.
Did you tried to find apprx. prices.
 
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Launch is confirmed on 24th in Delhi, preview in Cochin for those who have booked is on 19th. White, Black, Silver, Light Blue, Grey are the colors. Pricing confirmation only by 24th, but dealer expects it to be 19+ ex- showroom.
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The salesman also told me that its gonna be between 19 -20 lakhs but let's wait till 24 th of August,2009.You never know we may get surprised by the pricing.
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Yeah but 19 -20 seems little too high, I was expecting around 15-16 lakh.
 
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WOW launch is on my birthday while i was in dxb this car has been my most used mode of transport (a cousins car). I might buy it if it launches on 24th
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