Toyota Fortuner is undoubtedly India’s most popular full-size SUV. This SUV sells like hotcakes in Japan and shows no signs of slowing down, regardless of price. But when you consider the cost of this SUV, have you ever wondered where that money actually goes? Have you ever wondered who is actually getting the insane price tag for this SUV? You’ll be surprised to know that it’s not Toyota or its dealers who sell all the Fortuners and make a lot of money. Instead, the government of India gets the lion’s share.
Yes, that’s right. The SUV’s maker, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, is not the company that benefits most from the Fortuner. Toyota dealers aren’t the ones making the most money selling Fortuners. Instead, it is the Indian government that makes an incredible amount of money through excessive taxes. Anvit Tyagi recently explained the complete cost breakdown of the Toyota Fortuner on his Instagram page.
The creator of this video begins by mentioning that the actual cost of building the Fortuner would shock anyone. And he says exactly the same thing he said in the previous paragraph. He further said that since the Toyota Fortuner is over 4 meters long, measures 4.7 meters and is also equipped with a 2.8-litre engine, the government will initially impose 28% GST and then add another 22% like CESS. explained.
The presenter then stated that the actual price of the car was only Rs 26.67 lakh. Then on the car, he says that when he adds his GST of 28%, the cost increases to Rs 34,13,760. After this, the moderator will add his CESS of 22% and the cost of Fortuner will be Rs 41,64,787 for him. Then the government doesn’t stop there; it will then add registration and then add something called green cess. All this brings the total cost of Toyota Fortuner to 4,427,000 rupees.
Finally, he added, the funniest part of this whole situation is yet to come. He added that the interesting thing is that after collecting Rs 18,000 crore for the Fortuner alone, Toyota, the manufacturer of the SUV, has only Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000 left. He added that this is not an actual number, but has been estimated by many other analysts. It is also estimated that Toyota dealers earn an average of around Rs 100,000 from the sale of each Fortuner.
Upcoming 2024 Toyota Fortuner Hybrid
In other Toyota Fortuner news, images of what appears to be the next-generation Toyota Fortuner were recently leaked online. Recently leaked images of the next Fortuner reveal that the upcoming SUV will feature a refreshed front profile inspired by the popular Tacoma pickup truck. The new design features a larger grille, new headlights, and a revised bumper, giving the SUV a bold, aggressive look. Changes at the rear are still pending, but there is speculation that new taillights could be part of the redesign.
The leaked images did not show the cabin of the next Fortuner. However, it is speculated that the 2024 Toyota Fortuner will undergo a complete facelift with the latest features and meet the needs of today’s drivers. Another notable addition to the Toyota Fortuner’s interior is said to be an all-new electric sunroof that adds a touch of luxury to the SUV. It is unclear whether this sunroof is a panoramic unit or a single window.
Finally, the other most exciting development in the upcoming Fortuner is the possible introduction of a mild hybrid diesel engine. Toyota plans to improve the Fortuner’s fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness by integrating a 48V battery and electric motor generator into the existing 2.8-litre diesel engine, similar to Toyota’s popular MPV Innova Highcross. The aims.
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