Toyota Fortuner with a new 2.5 Liter turbo diesel engine introduced in Malaysia
Toyota Malaysia has introduced the Fortuner with a brand new 2.5 Liter turbo diesel engine. This four cylinder turbo diesel, though much smaller than the 3 Liter D-4D unit.It produces the same amount of torque while also being more fuel efficient than the bigger engine. The Malaysia-spec Fortuner’s 2.5 Liter D-4D turbo diesel engine gets a new variable geometry turbocharger and an intercooler. These measures allow the 2.5 Liter D-4D engine to produce the same amount of torque as that of the 3 liter unit, at a rated torque output of 343 Nm.
Toyota Malaysia - Fortuner
The Fortuner, being a big and butch SUV can definitely do with some improvements on the fuel efficiency front and the new 2.5 Liter D-4D turbo diesel is launched to compete with more powerful and fuel efficient, yet smaller engines for SUVs like the Santa Fe.
All said, Toyota Kirloskar Motors has announced that will not introduce any new product in the next three years. Toyota will spend the next few years in strengthening the Etios and Liva brands in India.
Toyota - No new product launches in India for next 3 years