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Toyota Launches the new Fortuner and Legender

January 6, 2021 / 0 Comments / 375 / Car News

Toyota launches the new Fortuner and legender. New Fortuner lineup now includes more powerful diesel Automatic Transmission variants and an exclusive and stylish new Legender

  • Fortuner continues to be SUV segment leader since its launch in 2009 over 1,70,000 units sold till date.
  • In the quest to build “Ever-Better Cars”, Toyota has launched the new Fortuner and the Legender.
  • New Fortuner features a Tougher & More premium Design language, in line with customer needs.
  • While the new Fortuner exudes best in class torque and a powerful performance, the Legender is a mighty combination of power, sophistication, and unmatched style.
  • The new Fortuner is available in 8 L Diesel Engine with 6-Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Intelligent Manual Transmission options and 2.7 L Petrol Engine in 6-Speed Automatic and 5-Speed Manual Transmission.
  • New Fortuner Automatic Transmission provides a whopping 500 Nm of Torque and powerful performance with 204 PS while Manual Transmission variants will also see a power up with 204 PS of Power and 420 Nm Torque.
  • The new Fortuner adds new features like 11 speaker JBL Audio, Superior Suction based Seat ventilation system (Front Row) & a new Infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple Carplay connectivity.
  • The 4X4 (AT and MT) variants further enhance their off-road credentials with a Lockable Differential as an additional feature to ensure firm footing when navigating in extreme terrains.
  • New Fortuner available in new color – Sparkling Black Crystal Shine.
  • In line with the trend of connected cars, all new Fortuner & Legender comes with connected features like Geo-fencing, Real-time tracking, Last Parked Location etc.
  • The Legender comes with “Sleek & Cool” design language loaded with many high-end features also launched to meet the growing demand for exclusive and convenience features.
  • The Legender comes with best-in-class Torque of 500 Nm and 204 PS of Power and brings new convenience features like Kick Sensor for Back door & Wireless Charging.
  • The Legender is available in Pearl white with Black roof (Dual Tone).
  • New Fortuner and the new Legender is available as per the price below Ex-showroom (Prices are the same across the country except for Kerala). Available in the following grades:

New Fortuner Ex-showroom (Same across the country except in Kerala)

 

 

2.7 Litre

 

 

 

2.8 Litre

 

2WD (Petrol)

Rs. 29,98,000
Manual Transmission
Rs. 31,57,000
Automatic Transmission
 

2WD (Diesel)

Rs. 32,48,000
Manual Transmission
Rs. 34,84,000
Automatic Transmission
 

4WD (Diesel)

Rs. 35,14,000
Manual Transmission
Rs. 37,43,000
Automatic Transmission

 

Legender Ex-showroom (Same across the country except in Kerala)

 

2.8 Litre

 

2WD (Diesel)

Rs 37,58,000

Automatic Transmission

New features of new Fortuner

  • Tough-looking New Front Grille
  • Sculpted side-pontoon shaped bumper
  • New Headlamp Design with a distinctive sharp LED line guide
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Multi-Axis spoke Alloy wheels with Super Chrome metallic finishing
  • Superior Suction based Seat ventilation system (Front Row)
  • All-new Smart Playcast Touchscreen Audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay
  • Combimeter Theme & Ornamentation update for more premium feel
  • Connected car Technology (Geo fencing, Real-time tracking, Last Parked Location, etc.)
  • Interior Color options change [Dark Brown  Black; Chamois to continue]
  • Front Clearance Sonar
  • Auto Limited Slip Differential
  • Lockable Differential – Only in Diesel 4×4 (AT and MT Variants)
  • Premium 11 JBL Speakers including Subwoofer (Only in Diesel 4×4 AT and MT Variants)
  • Variable Flow Control Power Steering [New Sport mode with changed steering dynamics]

New features of Legender 

  • Catamaran Style Front & Rear Bumpers
  • Sharp & Sleek Front Grille with Piano Black Accents
  • 18” Multi-layered Machine cut finished alloys
  • Split Quad-LED Headlamps with waterfall LED line guide signature
  • Sequential Turn Indicators
  • Dual Tone Black Roof
  • Dual Tone (Black + Maroon) interior theme
  • Contrast Stitching for Steering Wheel & Console Box
  • Interior Ambient Illumination (I/P, Front Door Trim, Front Foot-well areas)
  • Rear USB Port
  • Kick Sensor for Power Back Door
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger

Bangalore, January 6th, 2021: In line with Toyota’s philosophy of making “Ever- Better Cars”, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched the new Toyota Fortuner and exclusive new Legender. The Fortuner has been an aspirational SUV for more than a decade now and continues to dominate the segment with over 53% segment share, even today.

The new Fortuner is available in 2.8 L Diesel Engine with 6-Speed Automatic and 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Intelligent Manual Transmission options and 2.7 L Petrol Engine in 6-Speed Automatic and 5-Speed Manual Transmission. The Fortuner Automatic Transmission variants provide best-in-class torque of 500 Nm and 204 PS of Power while Manual Transmission variants generate 204 PS of Power and 420 Nm Torque.

The new Fortuner boasts of new exterior features like a tougher-looking new Front Grille, Sculpted Side-pontoon Shaped Bumper thus amplifying commanding presence. New Headlamp Design with distinctive sharp LED line guide, Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) and Multi-Axis spoke Alloy wheels with Super Chrome metallic finishing giving a luxurious look.

For the interior, Superior Suction based Seat ventilation system (Front Row) and a larger Smart Playcast Touchscreen Audio with Android Auto/Apple Carplay and a JBL 11 speaker w/ subwoofer system [4X4 variants only] are some of the key changes.

For added driving comfort and convenience, the new Fortuner comes with Auto Limited Slip Differential (Auto-LSD) that enables maximum power without breaking traction, Variable Flow Control (VFC) Power Steering that allows customers to dynamically change steering dynamics with drive modes [Eco, Normal, Sport] and Front Clearance Sonar to safely navigate when parking in tight spaces.

The 4X4 (AT and MT) variants further enhance their off-road credentials with a Lockable Differential as an additional feature to ensure firm footing when navigating in extreme terrains.

The new toyota fortuner will be available in existing colours of Phantom Brown, Super White, Attitude Black, Avant-Garde Bronze, Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, Pearl White Crystal Shine and a new color of Sparkling Black Crystal Shine.

On the occasion, TKM also unveiled the Toyota Fortuner. Its bold proportions demonstrate the clear differentiation that makes it cooler and futuristic. The Catamaran elements that wrap the corners creates a strong vertical prominence and ensure a wider presence. Further, an exclusive headlamp design has been crafted for the Legender – Split Quad LEDs with a waterfall LED line guide signature that will ensure the best of brightness. The sharp nose creates a strong forward movement; to create a sense of exclusivity with a sleek and cool theme, the Legender comes with exterior features such as Catamaran Style Front & Rear Bumpers sharp, and sleek Front Grille with Piano Black Accents, Sequential Turn Indicators and 18-inch Multi-layered Machine-cut finished Alloy Wheels. In the Legender, the interior features include Dual Tone (Black + Maroon) interior theme, Contrast Stitching for Steering Wheel and Console Box, Interior Ambient Illumination (I/P, Front Door Trim, Front Foot-well areas) and Rear USB Ports. Apart from these, the Legender is loaded with high-end features like Kick Sensor for Power Back Door and Wireless Smartphone Charger. The Legender is available only in the exciting colour of Pearl White with the Black roof (Dual-tone).

Both the products are uniquely positioned to cater to the diverse needs of the dynamic market. While the new Fortuner is poised to “Lead with Power” the exclusive new Legender is “Powered in Style” thus reinforcing the brand’s towering presence.

Don’t miss our 4×4 offroading drive of Fortuner in Bangalore.

Mercedes-Benz Maestro Edition

January 5, 2021 / 0 Comments / 336 / Car News, Uncategorized

Mercedes-Benz India strengthens its connected car ecosystem; kick-starts 2021 by launching the S Class ‘Maestro Edition’ featuring the latest ‘Mercedes me connect’ technology Mercedes me connect (Mmc) now comes equipped with 3 new features deployed OTA to all India customers with connected cars: Alexa Integration, Google Home Integration and Parking Solution POIs in Navigation

S-Class Maestro:
The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition integrates additional features and the latest
connected car technology
The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ is enriched with new features like Magic Sky Control
with panoramic sunroof, Front seats with memory package
The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ interiors boast of new High gloss Brown Eucalyptus
Wood Trim
Introducing an exciting new paint option: Anthracite Blue
2021 Mercedes me connect technology:
Mercedes me connect ups the ante with the roll-out of several exclusive features
by integrating with Alexa Home and Google Home
Mercedes-Benz India is the first luxury auto brand in India to introduce connected
services in the segment capable of OTA updates in 2019
First in the segment to connect older cars from 2007 onwards via Mercedes me
adapter
More than 5000+ customers currently use Mercedes me connect across India
The price of the S-Class Maestro is Rs. 1.51 Crores (ex-showroom all India)

Pune: India’s largest luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz today launched the 2021
Mercedes me connect, the latest version of its Mercedes me connect (Mmc) technology,
integrated with home automation and voice assistance. The company introduced this
latest Mmc in an updated version of its flagship product, the S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’.
The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ features a host of enrichments that reinforces its status as
the benchmark among all luxury saloons. The feature enhancements in the vehicle
primarily combine technology and luxury enrichments that promises further differentiate
the S-Class in its segment. The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ is launched in the Indian market
by Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and is available
at all Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country.

“Mercedes me connect has been a distinct differentiator in the luxury car segment since
its inception and we are excited with the overwhelming response for our connected car
technology. We believe, in an increasingly connected world, the car will become integral
to a customer’s life and we are glad to make steady progress towards that direction with
our Mmc strategy. At Mercedes-Benz India one of our key priorities is to introduce the
latest enhancements in our connected car technology, along with the introduction of latest
products. Today, we are glad to strengthen our competitive edge in the connected car
technology domain by launching 3 new exclusive features with the Mmc, which are
deployed OTA free of cost to all Mercedes me connect customers in India. With this we
ensure that our customers and their Mercedes-Benz vehicles are always updated.”
Martin Schwenk commented. “The S-Class is our flagship model and it remains the benchmark in its segment. With the introduction of the new ‘Maestro Edition’, we further enrich the S-Class with additional luxury features and the latest connected car technology. We are confident the ‘Maestro
Edition’ will continue the S-Class’ unmatched popularity among its discerning patrons,
reaffirming the flagship’s segment leadership position.” Mr. Schwenk elaborated.

S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ key tech and feature enhancements:
Mercedes me connect receives the latest update:

The S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ is connected to the world of Mercedes me connect
technology. With the “Mercedes me” app on the phone, the customers can track the
location of the vehicle, remotely lock or unlock, open windows sunroof, track their
vehicle’s location, set speed alerts for other users and enjoy a plethora of other connected
services. The integrated e-Call/SOS button ensures emergency services 24×7 across
India through our dedicated emergency call services. In addition, the in-car “Me” call
button ensures seamless connection to the customer assistance centre for feature
queries, breakdown and on-road assistance.
Imagine sitting at home and knowing your vehicle’s location without even touching your
smartphone. This is now possible with the 2021 Mercedes me connect on S-Class
‘Maestro Edition’ which offers 3 distinct new features:
1. Alexa home integration with Mercedes me connect
2. Google home Mercedes me connect
3. Parking Solution POIs in navigation system

Alexa Home Integration:
Any conversation with Alexa promises to be more fun as the systems connect with
customers Mercedes Benz via cloud and provide a real time updates. This feature can be
used from an Alexa Echo device setup at home, office or also from phone’s Alexa App.
Some examples that you can command, “Alexa, Ask Mercedes to set a reminder for
evening dinner” or “Alexa, Ask Mercedes to unlock to take a courier delivery” or “Alexa,
Ask Mercedes to turn on the climate control”

Google Home Integration:
As an alternative, Google Home integration is also offered for Google home users. In a
similar way, once the Mercedes me connect is linked to Google Home, users can start
issuing commands to the device and get real time updates about the vehicle, sitting at
home

Parking Locations (POIs) in vehicle or in Mercedes me App:
Mercedes-Benz India introduces a new Parking solution, which shows Parking lots
available across different parts of the cities. The Parking POIs (Points of interest) can be
easily spotted in the vehicle’s navigation system or even in the Mercedes me App maps
section.
Features of Parking solution –
Off-street structured parking locations are visible in Navigation system
POIs include public parking like malls, buildings, paid parking lots, etc.

Added value by providing information on bifurcation of covered parking and non-
covered parking (separate icons)

Customer can select a parking lot on the Mercedes me App and can push the
location to the vehicle with a single touch
The new connect features are already available with all new cars. For all existing
customers (already paired cars) the new features are auto-updated Over-The-Air (OTA)
in the last days. The customer only needs to activate the new services in the App to enjoy the benefits of voice assistant home integration. Mercedes me connect milestone in India:

October 2019: First luxury brand to launch connected services in the segment (Remote
Services, Vehicle Monitoring Services, Navigation services, Assistance and support services)
that are capable of OTA updates. Also First luxury brand to connect older cars from 2007 via
Mercedes me adapter
December 2019: Mmc with NTG6 MBUX and Hey Mercedes launched with the new GLC
SUV
June 2020: Introduction of Live Traffic Information feature (with select cars)
June 2020: MBUX head unit updated with Covid-19 testing centers in June with MapMyIndia
in collaboration with MBRDI (for all MBUX cars with Mmc functionality)

July 2020: Introduction of new App family with new User Interface and enhanced functionality.
Addition of features like Garage function, 3D map view, biometric access + Introduction of
Mercedes me Service App for Service appointment booking (for Mmc capable cars)
July-August 2020: Introduction of 3 new features on all Mmc cars: + Remote window /
sunroof open and close, + Geo-fencing, + remote vehicle finder

September 2020: With the launch of AMG GLE 53 Coupe, introduction of remote engine start
with select cars
October 2020: MBUX with 100+ electric charging stations POIs display on with EQC launch
(in collaboration with MBRDI)

Other additional product features:
Magic sky control with panoramic sunroof:
The ‘Maestro Edition’ offers 2-section glass module with switchable transparency. Front
and rear segments can be set to light or dark independently of each other through switch
available on the overhead panel. An excellent blend of technology and luxury, exclusive
for the S-Class connoisseurs. Front memory package:
With the front seats memory package, the driver and front passenger seats can be
electrically adjusted and stored in 3 positions, along with positions for steering column
and exterior mirrors. This also allows front passenger seat adjustment from the driver’s
side for additional convenience. New interior leather option: “Nut Brown” with Diamond white bright exterior paint After a high demand and success on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, we are happy to introduce an option of Nut brown leather interiors with diamond white bright exterior paint option.

High-gloss brown eucalyptus wood trim:
An all new trim in the S-Class Maestro Edition interior which blends in harmoniously while
also creating exciting contrasts with the interior options.
Other existing key highlights of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’:
MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with ULTRA RANGE high beam | Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers | Chauffeur package with memory-function | Electrically-
adjustable rear seats including memory function | Rear Seat Comfort package with reclining seats and massage function | Wireless charging system in the front and rear | Rear Seat Entertainment System | Sun Protection package | Smartphone integration package with Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto

S 350 d engine:
The OM 656 engine used in the S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ is the most powerful passenger
car diesel engine offered by Mercedes-Benz India; the inline-six cylinder motor delivers
an output of 210 kW (286 hp).

Rated output (kW [hp] at rpm) 210 [286]/3400-4600
Rated torque (Nm at rpm) 600/1200 – 3200
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 6.0 secs
Top speed (km/h) 250
Displacement (cc) 2925
Radar based Driving Assistance Features
Over and above the multifold safety features that come as standard, the new S-Class
‘Maestro Edition’ comes with best in class safety technology radar-based driving
assistance system which reduces the risk of accidents and enhance the protection of
occupants as well as other road users, and can take the strain off the driver within the
respective system limits.
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC: Controls the distance to vehicles in front up to a
speed of 210 km/h and if necessary brakes the vehicle with up to 50 per cent of the
maximum braking power.
Active Steering Assist: At speeds up to 210 km/h, Active Steering Assist helps the driver
keep the vehicle in the centre of its lane on straight stretches of road or slight bends.

Active Braking Assist: The emergency braking function can help to avoid or lessen the
consequences of accidents with vehicles in front and pedestrians.
Blind Spot Assist: It can warn the driver of vehicles in the blind spot during a lane
change.

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