Toyota Kirloskar: Japanese automaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor is soon set to expand its portfolio with an SUV coupe based on the Maruti Fronx, a new three row SUV and the new generation Fortuner. The new Toyota SUV Coupe can be launched in the market in the second half of 2023. At the same time, the new Fortuner will be launched in the global market in 2024. Along with this, the company has also started testing its new Toyota Corolla Cross 7-seater SUV. Let’s know what will be special in these new cars.
Corolla Cross 7-Seater SUV
This SUV is a 7-seater SUV based on the Corolla Cross sold in the global market. The company has built it on its modular TNGA-C platform. It can get both front wheel drive and all wheel drive systems. It will get flat foldable seats and electrically operated tailgate. Also, this SUV can get a 2.0L, 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine and a 2.0L petrol engine, which is also seen in the Innova Highcross. Coupled with the hybrid system, this setup is capable of generating 184bhp of power. While the petrol engine can generate 172bhp power and 205Nm torque. This SUV will compete with cars like Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Meridian.
new-generation Toyota Fortuner
The new generation Fortuner is likely to arrive in India very soon as well. It is one of the most popular 7-seater SUV in the country. This SUV will be built on the TNGA-F platform with Innova Highcross. In this, some design elements with models like Sequoia, Tundra and Land Cruiser sold in the company’s global market can be given. Along with this, big updates like electric steering wheel and vehicle stability control system with ADAS system will be seen in this SUV. Also, its powertrain will be equipped with mild hybrid technology. This SUV will get 1GD-FTV 2.8L diesel engine with regenerative braking system.
Will compete with Hyundai Tucson
Toyota Corolla Cross based new 7 seater SUV will compete with Hyundai Tucson in the market. A petrol and a diesel engine option is available in this car. This car is equipped with 2WD and 4WD system. Along with this, many other features including ADAS are also available.