KARACHI: Indus Motor Company (IMC) has launched the much-awaited Toyota Fortuner model lineup which has been given a fresh look.
The Toyota dealers across the country are now booking orders from customers with an upfront payment of Rs3 million, for a diesel or gasoline engine available in three new variants i.e. Fortuner Sigma 4 (4X4 1GD Hi Diesel), Fortuner V (4X4 2TR Hi Petrol) and Fortuner G (4X2 2TR Std Petrol). The ex-factory RSP ranges between Rs7.99 million and Rs9.65 million.
In a press release, the company’s chief executive, Ali Asghar Jamali, observed, “The Fortuner is in a league of its own. The SUV is great value for money, offering unmatched performance and power which is why customers have been vying its arrival. The newly added features are sure to please the discerning taste and needs of our premium customers and new buyers.”
Adding further, he said, “Under the ‘Roshan Apni Car’ scheme, non-resident Pakistanis will soon be able to purchase vehicles…from the company under the scheme. IMC is supportive of this initiative and will facilitate such customers with preferential vehicle delivery times.”
All three models have a new “prestigious exterior look, a more premium feeling interior, and for the diesel variant, a performance refinement”.
Notable features in the flagship model include “new generation 1GD engine with power, torque and fuel-efficiency improvements, addition of variable flow control in the steering which improves steering feel based on vehicle speed, improved drive modes, electro-chromic rear-view mirror and balance shaft addition in the engine which significantly improves the NVH of diesel variant. To further augment the traction control system, limited slip differential functionality has also been included”.
Besides the regular bookings at Toyota authorised dealerships, Fortuner customers will soon be able to place an online order through the one-stop “Toyota Smart Purchase”. “The portal allows customers to shop for any Toyota product of their choice from the safety and comfort of their homes or workplaces, placing their order in just four easy steps,” it added.