Toyota has finally unveiled the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift in Thailand, touted as the next big thing from the Japanese carmaker across the Asia-Pacific. The new and updated 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift hosts a plethora of new and improved features with increased performance and towing capacity in its all-new and improved avatar with that said we can expect the 2021 Fortuner to hit Indian shores by the beginning of the festive season. Hopefully!
Let’s have a brief overview of what new and improved beast holds.
2021 Toyota Fortuner | Improved Power
Under its hood, the Toyota Fortuner facelift will get its power from the updated version of the same 2.8-litre diesel unit which happens to be the only diesel option for India and with the new BS6 upgrade it now produces 204hp which is almost 27hp higher from the current model’s 177hp with a peak torque of 500Nm of torque which is again 50Nm more than the Current-gen Fortuner automatic. However. Additionally, we can expect the new 2021 Toyota Fortuner to carry on with its 2.7-litre petrol engine paired to a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
Updated Features on the Outside
The new and improved 2021 Fortuner has been heavily updated and now features a new set of redesigned LED headlights with integrated LED DRL’s, larger mesh front grille, redesigned bulky front bumper, new 18-inches alloy wheels and new sleeker LED taillights as standard.
While the top-spec ‘Legender’ variants feature an additional split grille, a new bumper which will house a new set of sequential LED turn indicators, dual-LED projector headlights with newly designed and unique pair of LED DRLs, 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone paint scheme, and glossy black elements incorporated into the rear bumper and boot lid replacing the chrome one’s. The legendary variant will also pack a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Updated Features on the Inside
The 2021 version will have a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Japanese have also given a mild update to the dashboard and the instrument cluster and while other updated features include an 8-way power-adjustable driver and co-drivers seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad, LED ambient lighting, 9-speaker setup, 360-degree camera, 7 airbags as standard.
This time around Toyota has also introduced a new Toyota Safety Sense’ package which will include collision prevention system, radar-guided dynamic cruise control and lane departure warning. There will also be a ‘Variable Flow Control’ in the new Fortuner Facelift which will automatically adjust the steering weight depending on the speed the SUV is doing.
India Launch, Price & Rivals
When Launched we can definitely expect the prices to be much higher than the current-gen model which ranges between Rs 28.66-34.43 lakh, (Ex-showroom, Delhi). But seeing the current situation it is hard to say that Toyota will launch the 2021 Fortuner facelift this year.
Meanwhile, The brand has hiked the prices of the current-gen by Rs 48,000 for all variants and we expected to launch another limited-edition variant with new and updated features before the 2021 version.
With its launch, the new Fortuner will rival the likes of the MG Hector Plus, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the upcoming MG Gloster.