Toyota Fortuner continued to lead the segment but met with 40 per cent YoY sales decline in June 2019
Toyota Fortuner has been the undisputed leader in the full-sized SUV segment and in FY2019 a total of 21,141 units were retailed with diesel variants contributing to 99 per cent of the tally. In June 2019, the Japanese manufacturer retailed 1,223 units of the Fortuner. Despite being on top, it faced a huge YoY decline of 40 per cent as 2,041 units were retailed during the same month last year.
Ford Endeavour plays second-fiddle to the Fortuner but it ended the month with encouraging signs. The American SUV garnered 716 units of the Endeavour as against 573 units during the corresponding month in 2018 at 25 per cent sales increase. Volkswagen’s Tiguan, on the other hand, posted 169 units with 44 per cent YoY sales jump.
Mahindra launched the Alturas G4 late last year and it settled in the fourth position with 109 units ahead of Skoda Kodiaq. The Fortuner is almost certain to continue in its position just as the Innova Crysta during the course of this year. The entry-level variant is priced close to Rs. 28 lakh and it goes all the way up to Rs. 33.60 lakh for the range-topping model (ex-showroom).
|Full-Sized SUVs||No. of Units In June 2019|
|1. Toyota Fortuner||1,223|
|2. Ford Endeavour||716|
|3. Volkswagen Tiguan||169|
|4. Mahindra Alturas G4||109|
|5. Skoda Kodiaq||93|
The Fortuner is retailed in a total of six trims. The 2.8-litre GD diesel engine kicks out 177 PS of power at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque delivered between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm while the manual version makes 30 Nm fewer torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with a six-speed automatic as optional.
It is claimed to return a mileage of 14.24 kmpl on MT and 12.9 kmpl on AT. The 2.7-litre four-cylinder Dual VVTi petrol motor develops 166 PS at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is connected to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed auto with paddle shifters with 4WD limited to the diesel variants.
The ARAI-certified mileage stands at 10.01 kmpl on MT and 10.26 kmpl on AT. Toyota Fortuner is offered in seven different colours: Avant-grade Bronze, White Pearl, Phantom Brown, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black and Nebula Blue.