Toyota Kirloskar Motor Introduces Fortuner with a

5 speed Automatic Transmission


  •   Popular Fortuner TRD Sportivo Limited Edition now available as a regular grade
  •   All New Pearl White Mica colour  available in all grades



January: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today introduced the Fortuner, with a 5 speed Automatic Transmission. The new transmission provides enhanced drive feel and comfort. Looking at the overwhelming demand and popularity of the Fortuner TRD Sportivo, the Limited Edition has now been introduced as a regular grade.

The Toyota Fortuner, the segment leader, was launched on August 24, 2009 and since then has sold more than 41,000 units.

Fortuner TRD Sportivo 

Fortuner TRD Sportivo is aerodynamically designed by TRD. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo  is for all those SUV enthusiasts looking out for a sporty look.

The Fortuner TRD Sportivo comes with the following features - Aerodynamically designed front bumper spoiler, aerodynamically designed rear roof spoiler, stylishly designed TRD Sportivo emblem and rear bumper spoiler. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo is available in three dual tone colours - Super White + Grey, Silver + Grey and White Pearl Mica + Grey.

Pearl White Mica, a new premium colour has been introduced across all grades.

Commenting on the new introduction Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Marketing and Commercial said “Further adding to Fortuner’s strength of unmatched road presence and luxury, we have now introduced the 5 speed automatic transmission. The 4x2 automatic transmission is extremely popular, it has been highly appreciated by the customers. The 5 speed AT will further add to the drive quality and comfort.  We introduced the Fortuner TRD Sportivo as a limited edition in October last year. Looking at the overwhelming response and its popularity, we have now regularized this grade for all those looking for a unique sporty image. The bookings will open starting 18thJan 2013.

We thank all our customers for their response because of which Fortuner continues to be an undisputed leader ever since its launch in 2009 in India.”


Existing Line Up

New Line Up

4x2 MT

4x2 MT

4x2  AT ( 4 speed)

*4x2  AT (now with 5 speed)

4x4  MT

4x4  MT

4 x 2 MT  TRD Sportivo

(only as limited edition )

*4 x 2 MT  TRD Sportivo

 (now introduced as a regular grade )

4 x 2 AT (4 speed) 

TRD Sportivo

(only as limited edition )

*4 x 2 AT  TRD Sportivo

(now introduced as a regular grade with 5 speed AT)


*New Introductions

The new introductions are priced at

4x2 AT (with 5 speed) - Rs 22,33,000/- (ex showroom Delhi)

4x2 AT TRD Sportivo (with 5 speed) - Rs 22,93,000/- (ex showroom Delhi)

4x2 MT TRD Sportivo - Rs 21,96,668/- (ex showroom Delhi)


Overview of TKM:

Company name

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

Managing Director

Hiroshi Nakagawa

Equity participation

TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%

Number of employees

Approx. 6,000 +

Land area

Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)

Building area

74,000 m2


Overview of TKM 1st Plant


October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)


Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State


Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.

Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.

Annual production capacity

Approx. 90,000 units


Overview of TKM 2nd Plant


On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)


Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, New Camry

Start of production

December 2010

Annual production capacity

1,20,000 units




For further information, please contact:
Atul Malikram