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THE TOYOTA’S NEW MONSTER – FORTUNER

          TOYOTA FORTUNER

                                                             Those who own the world see it differently. What most consider conventional contradictions, they see as a seamless fusion. Bold yet refined. Rugged yet stylish. Brimming with power, yet safe as home. A symbol of strength, yet a vision of beauty. Teeming with cutting-edge technology, yet interfaces effortlessly with its master. A luxury SUV unlike any other – the new Toyota Fortuner.

TECHNOLOGY

Toyota is a world leader in the research and development of advanced automobile technology. Creating intelligent solutions for today’s mobility challenges and taking responsibility for future generations. That’s the mission that motivates Toyota.
INNOVATION
The quest for innovation is the foundation for Toyota’s new technology concepts. Unconventional ideas need room for creativity and the technologies of the future need testing in real-life conditions. This is why Toyota develops concept cars such as p.o.d or FXS. Take a look at Toyota’s most recent concept cars and get a first glimpse of the vehicles which may, one day, satisfy the needs of tomorrow’s drivers.
ENGINES
Engine technology is one of Toyota’s greatest assets. Toyota’s award-winning engine range reflects the high design and quality standards set by its engineers. Toyota engines are developed for performance and responsiveness with a big focus on reducing emissions and saving fuel. Today Toyota brings these benefits to customers with advanced variable valve technology (VVT-i) petrol engines, common-rail turbo diesels (D-4D), and with the unique Toyota Hybrid System (THS).

SAFETY
Safety is a top priority for Toyota: Advanced steering, braking and traction control technologies help keep your Toyota on the road and out of trouble. In addition, every new Toyota model is carefully designed to maximise safety, using computer simulations and real-life crash tests. The body and chassis are built to absorb impact and provide maximum occupant protection, whilst SRS airbags in place in case of a collision. Hopefully you’ll never see our safety features in action, but you’ll feel the confidence every time you sit behind the wheel.

Manufacturer Toyota
Also called Toyota SW4
Production 2005—present
Assembly Samut Prakan, Thailand
Chachoengsao, Thailand[1]
Karawang, Indonesia
Cairo, Egypt (Starting 2012)
Zárate, Buenos Aires (as Hilux SW4)
Bangalore, India
Cumaná, Venezuela
Predecessor Hilux Surf
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform IMV / N platform
Engine 2.7 & 4.0 VVT-i gasoline
2.5 & 3.0 D4-D diesel
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,695 mm (184.8 in)
Width 1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height 1,790 mm (70.5 in) (without roof rail)
Curb weight approx. 1,800 kg (3,968 lb)
Related Toyota Hilux Vigo
Toyota Innova
Isuzu MU-7
Toyota Hilux Surf/4Runner (international)

                                      

TOYOTA INNOVA

       TOYOTA INNOVA

                                         
                                                              Toyota Innova is the most popular MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) in the Indian market which belongs to a breed of cars that is hardly seen in the auto market. Toyota Innova is the 5th generation of the Toyota Kijang, while its outgoing model and Toyota Qualis is two generations behind. Toyota Innova wishes to combine features like space and ruggedness associated with MUV’s along with comfort and handling that is normally seen in high segment cars. Toyota Innova is an ambitious project, considering the fact that Toyota Innova is here to replace Qualis. Toyota Innova is car that showed Indian manufacturers quality work in a segment where most of the cars sold, are used as taxis. Toyota Innova can be an owners pride for its design, comfort, safety and innovative features. It features virtually the same dimensions as the previous model, but offers an all-new body with a lean, stylish shape that offers more interior and luggage room, engines that are more powerful yet more fuel-efficient and an all-new chassis and suspension.

                                        The contemporary design of Toyota Innova emphasizes the fact that it is designed to cater to the world market. Innova offers excellent handling and drive quality with its elegant interiors, additional advanced features and generous cabin space. Toyota Innova has an excellent shape. Its wheel arches are flared and it is high enough to do away with any number speed bumps that it might encounter. Toyota Innova equipped with double wishbones with coil springs up the front suspension. On the other hand the rear suspension uses a non-independent suspension, with four links and a lateral rod with coil springs.

Toyota Innova PictureThe petrol version of Toyota Innova comes with a 1998cc, 16-Valve DOHC WTi petrol engine that produces 132PS power at 5600rpm and 181NM torque at 4000rpm while the diesel version of Toyota Innova comes with a 2494cc, 16-Valve DOHC diesel engine that produces 102PS power at 3600rpm and 200NM torque at 1400-3400rpm. The petrol variant of Toyota Innova is compatible with CNG. The CNG variant of Innova has a manual selector switch that enables the driver to easily switch from gasoline to CNG and vice versa. The CNG Innova has an on-board cylinder that has a capacity of approximately 12kg. The running cost on CNG for the Innova is estimated to be around Rs 1.6/km or less depending on the driving situation.        

TOYOTA INNOVA PRICE 

Rs 8,25,430* – Rs 12,50,595*

TOYOTA INNOVA SPECIFICATIONS 

ENGINE
Layout 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2494cc D-4D
Max power 102bhp at 3600rpm
Max torque 20.39kgm at 1400-3400rpm
Specific output 40.89bhp per litre
Power to weight 64.15bhp per tonne
Torque to weight 12.89kgm per tonne
Installation Front, longitudnal,rear-wheel drive
Construction Alloy head and cast iron block
Bore/stroke 95.0/93.8 mm
Valve gear 4 per cylinder, DOHC
Compression ratio 1805:1
Ignition and fuel Common rail diesel direct injection
GEARBOX
Type: 5-speed automatic
Gear Ratios/kph per 1000rpm
1st 3.928/7.71
2nd 2.142/14.15
3rd 1.367/21.69
4th 1.0/30.31
5th 0.851/35.62
Final drive 3.909:1
STEERING
Type Power assisted rack and pinion
Turns lock to lock 3.7
SUSPENSION
Front Independent, coil springs, double wishbone type with anti-roll bar
Rear Four-link coil springs
MAXIMUM SPEEDS
5th
146.1/4100
4th
132.4/4400
3rd
97.5/4500
2nd
63.8/4500
1st
32.1/4500

TOYOTA CAMRY

Toyota Camry is the epitome of the four-door, mid-size sedan. The best-selling mid-size model has long appealed to budget-conscious families for its reliability, low running costs, spaciousness, and (in most versions) good fuel economy, but at the same time the Camry has never been very flamboyant or exciting to drive. Over time, the Camry has come to be thought of as a little too ‘vanilla’ for some tastes—comfortable, nevertheless.
Nevertheless, after decades, this nameplate remains solidly at the center of the mid-size sedan market. Alternatives to the Camry have included the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima, among many others.
Whether you buy a Camry from the 1990s or a brand-new one, you’re getting a comfortable, spacious sedan that performs reasonably well but isn’t downright sporty. In recent years, the Camry has kept to the same formula, but Toyota has upgraded safety and added desirable options like a navigation system, heated leather seats, and a smart key system.
The Toyota Camry first was introduced to the U.S. market as a front-wheel-drive replacement for the rear-wheel-drive Corona. Quite boxy and basic, that first Camry won over masses of U.S. buyers who, during that time, were reaching a critical point of frustration over the reliability and quality of domestic-brand cars.
Subsequent Camry models became a little larger, more refined, and more comfortable and luxurious with each generation. At the time the second-generation Camry made its debut for 1987, the Camry’s 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder was quite technically advanced as it was one of the first engines in an affordable four-door sedan with four valves per cylinder. Wagon variants of the Camry were reasonably popular through this period, too, and a five-door hatchback version of the model was even sold through ’86.
Toward the late ’80s, Toyota added a V-6 option for the first time, and it began offering all-wheel drive (All-Trac) on some versions. That was the start of the Camry’s movement slightly upscale, and for 1991, Toyota broke the U.S. Camry line away from the version made for its home market, recognizing that U.S. families wanted a larger product and aiming the model solidly at the same shoppers who at that time were considering the Ford Taurus. Toyota had, in 1988, begun assembling Camrys for the U.S. in Georgetown, Kentucky, where it’s still produced today.
Two different U.S. Camry generations spanned the 1990s. Of those, the first (distinguished by rounded sheet metal and soft features) offered a tremendous leap in luxury over the previous model. The latter fourth-generation Camry was panned at launch for its especially bland styling (and the wagon was discontinued), but it was an even stronger seller. Through these two generations the Camry didn’t make any tremendous advances, but its four-cylinder and V-6 engines grew in size and produced more power.

2003 Toyota Camry XLE2003 Toyota Camry XLE

This past decade has seen two generations of the Camry. The previous generation, introduced for 2002, introduced a rounder look once again—this time making major advances inside with significantly upgraded materials—with a stronger 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter base engine. A 192-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 remained a popular option, and safety features were bolstered during this generation with the phasing-in of side airbags and stability control on some models. Then, for 2007, the Camry was redesigned again, with a smoother, less slab-sided look, much-improved safety and safety features, and an all-new 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission at the top of the range. In this latest generation, a tighter suspension and upgraded wheels in the SE V-6 model brings a more sophisticated VDIM stability control system and a surprising level of responsiveness and performance satisfaction, if you can get past the bland appearance.
Also making its debut for 2007 was the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which paired a version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (originally developed with the Prius) with an especially frugal version of the sedan’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Altogether the system made 192 hp—the same as the V-6 a year or two before—but with gas-stingy EPA fuel economy figures of 33 mpg city, 34 highway.
For 2010, the base Toyota Camry got an even larger four-cylinder engine—a 2.5-liter, making 169 or 179 hp, while fuel economy was actually made better thanks to a new six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual remained available on a limited basis with the four.

In 2012, the Camry was given a complete redesign, but from the outside the changes were so evolutionary that some might only see it as a mild refresh. Nevertheless, the 2012 Camry gets some substantial improvements to comfort, refinement, and handling. Gas mileage was also improved across the lineup (up to 25/35 for the four-cylinder), and a completely reworked Camry Hybrid—with an EPA city rating of up to 43 mpg—was the star of the lineup. Safety features were also substantially upgraded, with ten standard airbags, newly standard side rear thorax bags, and an improved structure, while Bluetooth hands-free connectivity was made standard on all models.   


Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 2.5 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: inline 4
  • Valves: 16
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Torque: 170 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm
  • Horsepower: 178 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft.
  • Base engine type: gas

DriveTrain

  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • MacPherson strut rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bar

Fuel

  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel type: regular unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17.0 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 425.0/595.0 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 25/35 mpg

Safety

Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Emergency interior trunk release
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Driver head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Tire pressure monitoring

Warranty

  • Basic: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Drivetrain: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Free Maintenance: 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
  • Roadside: 2 yr./ 25000 mi.

Power Features

  • Power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • 1 one-touch power windows

Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Front console with storage
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Retained accessory power
  • Front seatback storage
  • Electric speed-proportional power steering
  • 12V front power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Cruise controls on steering wheel

Comfort

  • Interior air filtration
  • Air conditioning
  • Trunk light
  • Simulated alloy trim on center console
  • Simulated alloy trim on dash
  • Front reading lights
  • Dual vanity mirrors

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Low fuel level warning

In Car Entertainment

  • 6 total speakers
  • AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary audio input and iPod integration
  • USB connection

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FACELIFT SUV 2012

 
                                                                           2012 Toyota Land Cruiser Facelift power comes from the 4.6-liter V8 engine that ejects power 318 hp at 5,600 rpm with torque of 460 Nm at 3400 rpm.
                                                                                                                                                               The alterations are visible from the front bumper is more boxy to get an impression of muscular and sturdy with a new fog lamp. Become more modern headlights with an additional row of LED lights on the bottom. Grille front becomes more fresh with a touch of chrome. Cover equipped with turn signal side mirrors. He looks more handsome with alloy wheels 18 “and 20″.
                                                                                                   The interior gets a new graphic in the instrument panel and TFT screen which is placed between the meter cluster. The new cabin trim color on higher quality material combined.
                                                           This 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser Facelift SUV has been also equipped with cutting-edge features such as Terrain Select system. Craw Control Installed also features that function like cruise control for low speed – as it passes in off-road terrain.

THE TOYOTA’S NEW LAUNCH IN INDIA – TOYOTA AVANZA

                                                      TOYOTA AVANZA

                                                                                  The world’s leading car manufacturer Toyota Motors is expected to launch its Multi-purpose vehicle the Toyota Avanza towards the end of this year. The Toyota Avanza will be positioned between the Toyota Innova and the Toyota Etios. The Toyota Avanza is being introduced by Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited (TKML) the Indian arm of Toyota Motors, and is riding on the huge success enjoyed by the introduction of the Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Prius and the new Toyota Etios.
                                                    Toyota is planning on playing it safe in the Indian market and does not want to affect the sales of its best selling multi-utility vehicle the Innova and for this reason it is positioning the Avanza as a Multi-purpose vehicle rather than an SUV. The Avanza will generally be a smaller version of the Innova and will have a smaller engine capacity as well as carrying fewer passengers. The Toyota Avanza is expected to be priced around 7 lakhs and should prove be an interesting option to buyers interested in compact SUV’s at affordable prices.
                                                  The Toyota Avanza is likely to go up against the likes of the Mahindra Xylo, the Chevrolet Tavera and the newest offering from Nissan the NV200, which is also expected in India soon. The Toyota Avanza will offer better fuel efficiency albeit with lesser power than the first two rivals. The continuous expansion of Toyota models in the Indian market should continue unabated and the introduction of the Toyota Avanza might signal the decline of the Innova but may just be what Indian audiences are looking for.

Toyota Avanza Description :

                                      The upcoming car in India, Toyota Avanza, might be loaded with the same 1495cc mill that is used in Thailand model. The 1.5L petrol engine consists of 4 cylinder, DOHC 16 valve matted with VVTi technology. This powerhouse of the car produces 109Ps of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and generates a peak torque of 141 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The fuel tank capacity is probability 45 liter. The vehicle is expected to have a five speed manual transmission with minimum turning radius to be 4.7 m. In addition to that, the Toyota Avanza will be equipped with front disc and rear drum brake. Whereas the suspensions might be Mcpherson strut with stabilizer (front) and four link Coil spring at rear. The tyre specification must be 185/65 R15 with 5J 15 inch alloy wheels to help achieving higher mileage figures.

The exterior of the Toyota Avanza is as awesome as Toyota Innova. The exterior appearance includes sporty and stylish front grille and body colour bumpers. The body colour side view mirrors would be manual type. The front lighting system includes multi reflector headlmaps, turn indicators and round shape bright fog lamps. The side door handle is in body colour as well. The car is blessed with rear spoiler and wiper. The taillights are vertically stacked comprised of standard lights. The rear look is kept neat and clean with slim rear bumper.

Toyota Avanza Picturea                                                In the same way, the interior of the car is well designed and beautiful. The dashboard of Toyota Avanza is expected to have analog and digital instrument panel placed at the center. The dashboard might have enough space for your documents, CDs and other small stuff. The audio system may be 1CD MP 3 WMA type with four speakers supported. The front seat of the car will be sporty and blessed with armrest. As far as safety features are concerned, all the seats will have 3 point ELR seat belts but SRS(Supplementary Restraint System) airbag for driver and front passenger. Apart from that, crash body safety, side bar protection, ABS with EBD are in the list of other safety features.
Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy.
Toyota Avanza will be brought here as an IMV and will be positioned below the Toyota Innova. The engineers had done a great task to provide it compact SUV size and succeed to enhance power and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Avanza is powered by a 1.5L 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve with VVTi system. The engine churns 109PS of peak power and 141 Nm of top torque at 6,000 and 4,400 rpm respectively. The expected mileage in city from Toyota Avanza is around 15.8 kmpl and 11.2 kmpl on highway. The company has installed VVTi technology for better fuel efficiency and less carbon emissions.

Power

                                 The Toyota Avanza is believed to be brought here in India with 1.5L 4 cylinder, DOHC 16 valve with VVTi. The powertrain of the vehicle is supposed to pumps out 109 PS of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine capacity of the Toyota Avanza is 1495cc and the figure is enough to imagine the power it produces. Especially when the size of the car is smaller than Toyota Innova. Moreover, the powertrain is comprised of VVTi technology which ensure more power and torque. The VVTi stands for Variable Valve Timing-intelligent. The technology is also responsible for better fuel economy. The technology allows optimum use of air thereby increase the power and torque output. In nutshell, we can say that there are three benefits of VVTi that are higher performance, fuel economy and less emissions.

Acceleration and Pick Up

Toyota Avanza will have powerful 1.5L petrol engine. The engine capacity might be 1495cc with 4 cylinder, DHOC, 16 valve with VVTi technology. The powertrain is believed to generates 109PS of peak power at 6,000 rpm and churn top torque of 141 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The power and torque generated by the engine is well utilised by five speed transmission. The VVTi technology works for greater acceleration, power, torque and fuel economy. Turning radius is 4.7 meters to allow easy ‘U’ turn.

2011 Toyota Avanza India Specifications and Price

Vehicle Category: UV
Engines (standard): 1.5 L, 4-cyl, 109HP, 141 Nm torque
Drivetrain: Front engine, 7 passenger, 5-door UV, FWD
Transmissions (standard): 5-speed manual
Curb Weight: 1100 kg
Ground Clearance: 180 mm
Mileage city/hwy: 11.8/ 16 kmpl
Toyota Avanza price: Rs.7 Lakh (est)

THE FIRST HATCHBACK FROM TOYOTA INDIA- TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA

toyota etios liva

                                             THE TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA

                                                  
                                                                            Toyota Etios Liva will be the first hatchback from Toyota India. This will fall in the small car segment. It was first show cased at the Auto Expo which was held in last year (2010). The company is also planning to export Liva to countries like South America, Russia and many other countries around the world. The small car is expected to fight against Hyundai i10, Maruti Swift, Chevy Beat and also the upcoming models like Honda Brio, Maruti Cervo etc. Toyota is planning to launch Etios Liva in the last week of March 2011.Till now all the models launched by TOYOTA India has been proved to be of great value to the people and the manufacturer. And now TOYOTA is ready to take on the small car segment in India.
                                                                 Toyota Etios Liva is designed, keeping in mind the Indian customers and every detailing shows the efforts taken by engineers. The hatchback is blessed with 1.2 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine which acts as the power house of this hatchback. Reaching the heights of efficiency, the car can smoke out a maximum Power of 80 BHP. Its performance is further improved with 5 Speed Manual Transmission. It claims superb fuel efficiency and decent performance. The Toyota Etios Liva looks robust and functional with pretty good luggage space which is the selling feature of this hatchback. 
MILEAGE 
                                            Toyota Etios Liva will come loaded with a stunning 1.2 litre petrol engine churning out an apex power of 80 bhp assuring high fuel efficiency. It is supplied with 5 Speed Manual Transmission to have a supreme control over the drive. The affordable hatchback will be accompanied with all high end technologies to assure good fuel efficiency.
POWER 

                                                           The 1.2 litre motor will be accompanied with four valves per cylinder for it to breathe better, but despite of all the efficient technology it ends up producing 80 bhp power, a modest figure for a hatchback but if we look at the proportion of power and weight, the Toyota Etios Liva will rule out major players in the segment. The effective weight of the car is 890 Kg and with that it will also assure easy to drive motor. The torque spread of the car is going to be a striking feature as in its saloon version which gives the car excellent linear power deliver

PERFORMANCE

                                                      This beautiful hatchback from Toyota will be powered by 1.2 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine which is expected to churn out Maximum Power of 80 Bhp. The engine used in the Toyota Etios Liva is built on high end technology to give enhanced performance and it is evident from the fact that company has employed best of all class engineers to built this first ever low cost car from Toyota. The company has not announced the diesel version of Toyota Etios Liva so for now the users have to stick to the petrol version only. All the versions of this model is expected to be loaded with the same engine generating a peak power of 87 Bhp with expected maximum torque of 205 Nm

    SPECIFICATIONS                                           
Version (Specification) Price
(Ex-Showroom)
Engine Detail Average (Kmpl) Fuel Type
City Highway Overall
Toyota Etios Liva G Rs. 5,00,000 1198(cc)
1.2 L
14 18 15 Petrol
Toyota Etios Liva J Rs. 4,50,000 1198(cc)
1.2 L
14 18 15 Petrol
Toyota Etios Liva V Rs. 5,50,000 1198(cc)
1.2 L
14 18 15 Petro
Toyota Liva Car Features:
  • 1.2 Litre 4-Valve Engine
  • Max Power: Around 80 PS
  • Spacious Interiors
  • 1.4L Diesel Engine will be available in later stage
  • ABS+EBD with Airbags
  • Integrated Music System in High-End Version

Toyota Liva weighs just only 890Kg which ensures great performance and excellent fuel efficiency.

Toyota Etios Liva Price in India: Approx 4 Lacs ~ 5.5 Lacs Indian Rupee (INR)