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Old 19th January 2021, 17:01   #331
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Not surprising, given that TKM's Bidadi plant came out of lockdown just a week or so back, and it will be a while before assembly lines attain a steady state, leading to more accurate delivery projections. The global shortage of semiconductor chips is not helping either.

That said, deliveries seem to have commenced here in Bangalore, starting yesterday.
Interesting and happy to note that Bengaluru is getting delivery cars.
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Finally, someone got hold of the new Fortuner in India.

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Finally, someone got hold of the new Fortuner in India.
So, the mystery of 11-speakers is finally solved. The 2 speakers on the dash look like aftermarket fitments, at least in the video

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This is a more detailed one and again one of the firsts

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So, the mystery of 11-speakers is finally solved. The 2 speakers on the dash look like aftermarket fitments, at least in the video
Are you also waiting for your new Fortuner which you have booked?
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Are you also waiting for your new Fortuner which you have booked?
I've recently booked one online (fully refundable) but delivery timelines are quoted as end Feb - early Mar, since I opted for a non-white color. That said, I'm still waiting for detailed reviews and if possible, a test drive as well, to finalize this over the Endeavour.
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Walkaround video of the Fortuner Legender.

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Meanwhile, the marketing team at Jeep are busy pitching the Compass against the Fortuner Legender . Itís interesting that they call it a legendary lifestyle. Maybe, Jeep considers the Legender variant a lifestyle car rather than a purpose built vehicle.

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I've recently booked one online (fully refundable) but delivery timelines are quoted as end Feb - early Mar, since I opted for a non-white color. That said, I'm still waiting for detailed reviews and if possible, a test drive as well, to finalize this over the Endeavour.
OK, cool. I was told that non-white colors are available earlier than white, this time around.

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So, the mystery of 11-speakers is finally solved. The 2 speakers on the dash look like aftermarket fitments, at least in the video
Rear doors are to have 2 pairs, correct?

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Is it just me or are those front turn indicators way too low to be of any practical use?!
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Is it just me or are those front turn indicators way too low to be of any practical use?!
Isn't it the same in few other cars as well, like the new Creta or the Brezza?

I find this more convenient. Being away from the headlight/foglights, the indicator should be more visible to the onlookers.

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The 2 speakers on the dash look like aftermarket fitments, at least in the video
True that.

At first look, I was reminded of those fancy air fresheners that were placed on the dashboard.

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OK, cool. I was told that non-white colors are available earlier than white, this time around.
Given that 90% of the bookings are for white, I guess they will let the non-white orders pile up till a threshold count and then roll a batch out. I could be mistaken, though.

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Rear doors are to have 2 pairs, correct?
I thought rear doors come with tweeters as well. If not, then we need to solve the mystery of 2 missing speakers

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Is it just me or are those front turn indicators way too low to be of any practical use?!
I reckon these are more useful this way, given that indicators coupled with headlights are rendered almost invisible during night, especially with high-beam on. That said, these would be more susceptible to damage during off-road scenarios, for sure.

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At first look, I was reminded of those fancy air fresheners that were placed on the dashboard.
Exactly! I am sure this whole "premium 11-speaker system" is a jugaad job on top of the existing setup. The 2 dash speakers appear to be stuck using super-glue or similar and the sub-woofer in the tailgate might not help much, given that the tailgate would hardly provide any "sound-box" space, given its thickness. Let's await some first-hand feedback on this.

What I am most interested to hear about is ride quality, steering feedback, and engine response. Awaiting a proper review.
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Exactly! I am sure this whole "premium 11-speaker system" is a jugaad job on top of the existing setup. The 2 dash speakers appear to be stuck using super-glue or similar and the sub-woofer in the tailgate might not help much, given that the tailgate would hardly provide any "sound-box" space, given its thickness. Let's await some first-hand feedback on this.
Toyota has this 11 speaker JBL set up from many years and is not a bin pick up exercise. I am sure it has to be good, or else it would make no sense at all.
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Toyota has this 11 speaker JBL set up from many years and is not a bin pick up exercise. I am sure it has to be good, or else it would make no sense at all.
I don't think so. Please see this review of the Fortuner 2019 from Australia - it talks about a 6-speaker system.

Of course, I am not commenting on the sound quality, as I have not experienced it personally

Edit - I stand corrected. This review of the 2020 Crusade variant does talk about the 11-speaker system but the reviewer specifically points out that the dash-speakers stick out and get in your peripheral vision - see around the 10:30 mark in the video.

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Checked 4x4 AT at Ravindu Toyota Victoria Road.
Quick observations:

1. Got to check Audio and sounds good. Though I felt Bass was better in Endeavour and tighter. I could hardly hear subwoofer in Fortuner from drivers seat. Could not check all settings, but didn't appear there was too much to configure sound.
2. HU felt slick and easy to operate. Volume knob is on drivers side.
3. Car feels a little lighter than Endeavour and Engine noise is slightly more than Endeavour. With 200BHP/500NM under hood, sub-10 second dash seems doable Just my gut feel
4. The subwoofer and dash speakers look aftermarket but can live with it.
5. Auto dimming mirrors are available in this trim.

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