Toyota enjoys a loyal demand towards it Fortuner as there hasn’t been a product in the market that has been quite able to grasp its demand. While a vehicle of top choice for government officials it has also today proved that when comes to safety its inst a slouch either.
A MLA from Jharkhand recently got in an accident involving his Fortuner and a commercial heavy load truck. Although both the vehicles were in operational condition after the crash the Frotuner really proved its build as all the passengers in the vehicle got out safe.
The Toyota Fortuner that belongs Simaria MLA MR Kishun Das got hit by a truck while returning from Ranchi to Simaria. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning. There were four bodyguards in the car and a driver as well. The details available present the case to be of a rear hit, where an out of control vehicle hit the MLA’S car from behind damaging the vehicle badly.
The picture of the truck has also surfaced over the internet and even the truck was badly damaged no info as to what happened to the Truck driver has surfaced yet. the Fortuner although it hasn’t been tested by the GNCAP the ASEAN NCAP has provided it a 4 start rating in safety with strong build quality as well as a host of passive as well as active safety features.
The Toyota Fortuner specs
The Toyota Fortuner was given a midlife makeover in 2021, which saw meek revisions to its exterior and interior design and the inclusion of new features like a larger touch screen infotainment system with Apple Car play and Android Auto, wireless charger, LED headlamps, dynamic LED turn indicators, ambient lighting, 11-speaker JBL sound system, cooled glove box, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats and electric tailgate opening.
The Toyota Fortuner is available in two different power trains, both of which get the options of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. The 2.7-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 166 PS of power and 245 Nm of torque, whereas the 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine pumps out 204 PS of power and 420 Nm of torque (500 Nm in automatic variants). Both the engine options are available with rear-wheel drive as standard. However, the diesel-powered version is also available with an optional four-wheel-drive version. The Legendre variant is exclusively available only in automatic variants.
It was only a matter of time and place that a government official got crashed into. the matter should be looked into intensively as it seems rules and regulations off late have been targeting private car owners only while heavy commercial vehicle drivers belligerently flout rules on highways . Over load in every way possible as well as do not stick to a single lane. A detailed study might bring some missing decorum back to highway driving.