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Toyota’s Fortuner enters Indian SUV market

Toyota’s Fortuner enters Indian SUV market
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Aug 24 2009. 11 41 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 24 2009. 11 41 AM IST
New Delhi: Auto maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Monday announced the launch of its sports utility vehicle Fortuner, priced at Rs18.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new SUV comes with a 3.0 litre D-4D diesel engine with five speed manual transmission.
“Globally, Fortuner has already sold over 2.5 lakh units in more than 60 countries since its launch in 2005. The launch of Fortuner today is an expression of Toyota’s commitment to provide best in class quality and technology to our customers in India,” said Toyota Motor Corp. senior managing director Akira Okabe.
“The SUV market in India has witnessed extensive growth due to launches in mid and premium SUV segment. We expect that the launch of the Fortuner will expand the mid SUV market in India,” Toyota Kiloskar Motor deputy managing director (marketing) Sandeep Singh said.
Toyota Kiloskar Motor is a joint venture between Japan-based Toyota Motor Corp. and India’s Kirloskar group.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 24 2009. 11 41 AM IST